Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) with certification by the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association (ASHA) provide clinical services to individuals with adult and pediatric speech, language cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders. Services include diagnosis, evaluation, therapy, treatment and follow-up. All clinical fellows in Speech-Language Pathology are supervised by ASHA certified SLP's.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides clinical speech-language pathology services to HFHS patients including:
- Consultation with patients, family, and HFHS staff about communication and swallowing disorders;
- Diagnoses speech, language or swallowing disorders and evaluates patient's condition and prognosis;
- Develops treatment/therapy programs for patients;
- Schedules and conducts patient follow-up visits.
Operates clinical equipment to measure speech production characteristics during patient evaluations and treatment.
Performs endoscopic assessment of vocal fold vibratory function and swallowing function.
Interacts with dietary personnel in developing nutritional menus and/or eating programs for patients with limited swallowing abilities.
Prescribes appropriate communication technology after cancer or laryngeal surgery. Teaches patient to utilize technology and effectively develop their communication skills.
Participates in all phases of departmental education and research programs including program development and clinical fellow orientation and instruction.
Supervises the activities of departmental graduate students and clinical fellows including work scheduling, motivation, performance appraisal, and day-to-day work duties.
Represents the Institution at community, regional and national conferences. Educates local community and social organizations on programs available at HFHS.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
1) Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited graduate program;
2) Successful completion of the National Praxis Examination;
3) Successful completion of the Clinical Fellowship Year.
4) One year of experience in a clinical setting required.
LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
The State of Michigan license; Certificate of Clinical Competence by ASHA