- Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
- Develop or implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders, or inappropriate pitch or harsh voice problems, based on own assessments and recommendations of physicians, psychologists, or social workers.
- Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
- Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients' progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
- Evaluate hearing or speech and language test results, barium swallow results, or medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders.
- Complete administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating paperwork, scheduling case management activities, or writing lesson plans.
- Develop individual or group activities or programs in schools to deal with behavior, speech, language, or swallowing problems.
- Instruct clients in techniques for more effective communication, such as sign language, lip reading, or voice improvement.
- Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written or oral tests or special instruments.
- Educate patients and family members about various topics, such as communication techniques or strategies to cope with or to avoid personal misunderstandings.
- Supervise or collaborate with the therapy team.
- Teach clients to control or strengthen tongue, jaw, face muscles, or breathing mechanisms.
- Participate in conferences, training, continuing education courses, or publish research results to share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods or technologies.
- Consult with and refer clients to additional medical or educational services.
- Communicate with non-speaking students, using sign language or computer technology.
- Developing Objectives and Strategies
- Getting Information
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
- Thinking Creatively
Detailed Work Activities
- Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
- Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Develop health assessment methods or programs.
- Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies.
- Maintain medical facility records.
- Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
- Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
- Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
- Prepare healthcare training materials.
- Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
- Present medical research reports.
- Process healthcare paperwork.
- Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
- Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
- Supervise patient care personnel.
- Test patient hearing.
- Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.
- Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
the employee is frequently Stand; Walk; Reach with hands and arms; the employee is regularly Sit; Talk or hear;
Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment
The employee is occasionally Up to 50 pounds; Up to 100 pounds; the employee is frequently Up to 10 pounds; Up to 25 pounds;
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision; Distance vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception; Ability to adjust focus;
Education and Experience
Education Master's Degree
Degree or Formal Training LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION
License, Certificate Or Registration SLP
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Teaching others how to do something.
- Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Complex Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving
- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making
- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Resource Management Skills
Management of Personnel Resources
- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Management of Material Resources
- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
Desktop Computer Skills
- Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.
- Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.
- Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.
- Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents
Customer and Personal Service
Education and Training
Therapy and Counseling