The Supervising Speech-Language Pathologist directs the programs and staff of the department, sets and implements guidelines for speech-language pathology programs, leads and directs the work of others, supervises staff members, identifies needs in program planning, assists in program development and monitors patient progress and treatment plans. The Supervising Speech-Language Pathologist also provides clinical assessment and intervention for speech and swallowing disorders, performs administrative duties within the department, participates in educational activities and in clinical research, creates a plan of care for each patient upon completion of an evaluation, and establishes discharge plans for speech and swallowing. The Supervising Speech-Language Pathologist also assesses departmental activity and patient therapy requirements and establishes patient care priorities, coordinates with the Department of Radiology to perform modified barium swallow studies for both inpatients and outpatients, educates patients and families about the purpose and procedures of speech-language pathology, and completes and documents a patient care plan within established time frame after receipt of referral including measurable short and long-term goals appropriate to the individual’s personal goals and expected outcomes, collaboration with the individual, family members, the caregivers and professionals, frequency and duration of speech pathology services. They also implement the plan of care through the use of purposeful activities or therapeutic methods to enhance communication or swallow performance and to achieve the stated goals, educate staff, patient, family and/or significant other about therapeutic goals, recommend and demonstrate artificial speech devices, educate staff, patient, family and/or significant other in the use, care and precautions of the devices, and performs fitting, placement and maintenance of tracheoesophageal voice prostheses. The Supervising Speech-Language Pathologist educates staff, patient, family and/or significant others in the use, care and precautions of the prostheses, discontinues service when patient achieves goals or has received maximum benefits from speech-language pathology services, prepares a discharge plan in conjunction with patient, family, hospital personnel and other professionals as appropriate, and documents recommendation for follow-up or re-evaluation when appropriate. They also supervise student placements, provide supervision to speech pathology students for observational and clinical field work, maintain communication between practice and academic settings, provide lectures, seminars and/or conferences to students upon request, attends meetings and programs related to field work education, acts as an investigator in clinical research focusing on speech and swallowing disorders, and provide assistance to principal investigators with clinical research focusing on speech and swallowing disorders.
Applicants must have a License to practice as a speech-language pathologist in the State of New York, a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and the equivalent of six years of full-time clinical experience in a health care facility including three years of experience in a supervisory, administrative, consultative, managerial or executive capacity. The preferred candidate will have academic and/or clinical experience that has provided proper preparation for the practice of Speech-Language Pathology.
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