Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center
PRN Speech Language Pathologist
Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center
SLPs provide speech and language therapy services to children from birth to age 21 with a variety of diagnoses and developmental delays by performing the following duties; some SLPs may provide feeding therapy services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Diagnoses and evaluates speech and language skills and provides treatment to children with a variety of communication disorders, diagnoses, and developmental delays.
Programs and provides instruction on the use of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) devices as applicable.
Coordinates participation in multi-sensory, educational, functional, and social activities designed to help patients develop or regain abilities/function or adapt to disabilities.
Selects constructive activities suited to the patient’s physical capacity, comprehension level, and interest to upgrade the individual to maximum independence.
Prepares patients for school and/or daily living, assisting in the restoration of functions, and aiding in necessary adjustments to lifestyle.
Instructs patients and families in treatment procedures for best carryover in multiple environments.
Maintains accurate and timely patient reports and documentation in electronic medical records.
Reviews individual files to obtain background information prior to evaluations to determine appropriate tests to administer and to ensure that all necessary information is collected.
Administers, scores, and interprets evaluation reports in order to develop and modify an individualized treatment plan.
Reviews treatment plans, and assesses individual performance to modify, change, or write new goals; observes patients during treatments and compiles and evaluates data on patients’ responses to treatments and progress.
Consistently maintains high patient care productivity.
Maintains an awareness of the patient attendance policy, enforcing it impartially and consistently at all times.
Acts as a consultant to educational, medical, and other professional groups as well as fellow staff members.
Collaborates with other disciplines to incorporate speech and language goals into daily activities.
Researches and implements new speech therapy techniques.
Refers patients for other services, whether internal or external, as warranted and appropriate.
Attends meetings and conferences and participates in other activities to promote professional growth.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A minimum of a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology with related experience and/or training.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic computer skills and the ability to learn new software and web-based applications such as electronic medical records.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Active and unencumbered Tennessee State SLP license required; Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA required; American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider certification with skills testing required; membership in ASHA recommended; HIPAA certification encouraged.
How to Apply
- Date Posted: December 13, 2022
- Type: Contract / Temp
- Job Function: Clinician
- Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
- Start Date: 01/16/2023
- Salary Range: TBD
- Working Hours: PRN