HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Speech Language Pathologist in Wichita, Kansas

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/The Speech Language Pathologist at Wesley Medical Center actively participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team managing patient care. In addition, Wesley Speech Language Pathologists utilize the latest in high technology digital recording when conducting swallowing studies./

The Speech Language Pathologist Provides identification, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and discharge planning for patients with feeding, swallowing, communication and/or cognitive disorders.

  • Provides identification, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and discharge planning for patients with feeding, swallowing, communication and/or cognitive disorders

  • Evaluates the patient's swallow, feeding, communication and/or cognitive status in the environment best for the patient and utilizing appropriate evaluation materials and procedures

  • Develops and implements a written treatment plan based on the interpretation of the evaluation

  • Communicates verbally and/or in written form with the patient, family, physicians and other health care staff regarding the outcome of the patient's tests and the plan for follow-up

  • Documents all patient-related activities in a manner that is thorough, clear, timely and allows for easy retrieval of the information, consistent with medical center policies and procedures

  • Completes discharge planning and a written discharge summary

  • Provides formal and informal educational sessions to family, patients, physicians, healthcare staff, students and any other group requesting information within the scope of practice

  • Supervises Speech Language Pathology students during their clinical affiliations

Required Registration, Licensure or Certification

  • Current Speech Language Pathology licensure in the state of Kansas

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence through ASHA in Speech Language Pathology

    o New graduates require Certificate of Clinical Competence through ASHA within 18 months of employment

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy

Required Education or Experience

  • Master's of Arts or Science in Speech Language Pathology

Preferred Education or Experience

  • Previous clinical experience

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of principles of growth and development over an individual's life span

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively

Title: Speech Language Pathologist

Location: Kansas-Wichita-Wesley Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00323-15191