Department: SPEECH SERVICES
The Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluates patients and prescribes a treatment program, with physician approval for all patients assigned to him/her. The SLP further adjusts the program within constraints and confers with the physician as needed. He/she documents treatment, progress, and makes suggestions for further treatment. In the outpatient arena the SLP is responsible for developing an understanding of the regulations that govern the provision of Rehabilitation set forth by the varying third-party payors in this area. The SLP ensures the proper procedures are followed for the securing of any necessary authorizations for evaluation and subsequent treatment is completed. He/She also is responsible for the supervision of any students assigned to team.
Master’s Degree in Speech–Language Pathology with valid certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA or a clinical fellow (CF) in process of obtaining certification. Valid State license required or clinical fellow under supervision of SLP.
CPR is required for any RN, LPN, PCT, Patient Transporter or other direct patient care provider. Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units, PACU, Medical Emergency Team and Anesthesia require ACLS. Pediatrics, SICU, Emergency Department and Medical Emergency Team also require PALS.
Location/Region: Rogersville, TN (US)