1. Completion of a speech-language pathology curriculum in accordance with state Speech-Language and Hearing Practice Act, currently licensed to practice as a speech-language pathologist in state, current CPR, auto insurance, state driver license
2. Consistently demonstrates professionalism through appearance, performance and communication.
3. Demonstrates safe competencies to provide care to patients of all ages, respecting patient rights.
4. Ability to regularly complete evaluations, technical treatments, and restorative procedures common in visit-based speech therapy practice.
5. Observes and records the patient’s reaction to treatment and changes in the patient’s condition. Notifies physician with any changes and appropriate health professionals.
6. Maintains confidentiality of patient assessments and medical records.
7. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with the patient/family.
8. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with other members of the health care team and Agency staff.
9. Attend Case Conference and makes referrals to other disciplines, as indicated by the needs of the patient.
10. Consistently adheres to standard precautions, transmission precautions, aseptic techniques and infection control Guidelines
11. Instructs health care team members and the family in methods of assisting the patient to improve means of communication in regard to speech and language.