Evaluates and treats patients of all ages. Serves as a role model in delivery of professional services and as a clinical resource for staff and students.
- Collects case history information and integrates information from patients, family, caregivers, teachers, relevant others, and other professionals. Selects and administers appropriate evaluation procedures to meet patient needs. Recognizes the needs, values, preferred mode of communication, and cultural/linguistic background of the patient, family, caregivers and relevant others.
- Conducts assessment procedures for speech and language pathology. Selects or develops and uses appropriate materials and instrumentation for prevention and intervention.
- Develops and implements a setting appropriate plan of care with measurable and achievable goals that meet patients need. Collaborates with patients and relevant others in the planning process.
- Interprets, integrates, and synthesizes all information to develop a treatment plan and make appropriate recommendations for intervention.
- Evaluates and implements intervention plans utilizing activities that designed to improve the functional and emotional needs of the patient/family. Modifies approach in response to patient behavior and performance.
- Utilizes standardized outcomes measures/testing and instrumental evaluations in a uniform manner to ensure functional performance is accurately reflected.
- Completes documentation in accordance with regulatory and organizational standards.
- Collaborates with patient, family and significant others throughout the rehabilitation process and provides education/family training as necessary.
- Clearly communicates patient performance, change in status, activity/diet recommendations, with the medical team and makes appropriate recommendations for the next level of care.