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Speech Pathologist

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Job Description:

The Speech-Language Pathologist provides speech-language therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position:



  • Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, and caregivers.
  • Requires effective communication skills for departmental and interdepartmental relationships.
  • Requires competency in speech-language pathology evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
  • Requires task delegation and supervision of fellows, technicians and assistants (when applicable).
  • Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.

    The Speech-Language Pathologist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment.

    Job Code: 100031License or Certification:
  • Must be in possession of current state license or certification on or before the first day of employment.
  • CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.


    Education, Training and Experience



    • Successful completion of an accredited Master's Degree Program or accredited Bachelor's Degree Program plus sufficient experience in the field.


      Machines, Equipment Used:



      • General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.


        Physical Requirements:



        • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
        • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.


          Compliance:



          • Adheres to the company's Standards of Business Conduct.
          • Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable.


            Skills and Abilities:



            • Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.
            • Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.
            • Ability to work independently without supervision.


              Environmental Conditions:



              • Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure.
              • Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.
              • Handicapped accessible.
              • May work under stressful circumstances at times.


                Proficiency or Productivity Standards:



                • Meets established attendance standards.
                • Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.
                • May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.
                • May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.
                • Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.
                • May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.
                • May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


                  Address: 113 Cassell Drive, Kingsport 37660

                  Shift: Day Job

                  Job ID: 1826011

                  Keywords: Encompass Health, Kingsport , Speech Pathologist, Healthcare , Kingsport, Tennessee

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