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Speech Pathologist in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Speech Pathologist

Department: Acute Therapies

Purpose: To provide quality care to a variety of patients within Genesis Health System in a caring, professional and efficient manner. These settings may include inpatient, outpatient, long term care, home health care and /or outreach services. To provide the appropriate principles, methods and procedures for the identification, measurement, testing, prediction, habilitation, rehabilitation and modification related to communication development, and disorders or disabilities of speech, language, voice, swallowing, cognitive and other related disorders in the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. To complete necessary documentation in an accurate and timely manner. To supervise clinical interns in and effective and professional manner and to supervise supportive staff effectively as required by Iowa and Illinois professional practice acts.

Report To: Manager

Supervisory Responsibility: Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning or coordinating work. Employees check the quality of work and provide guidance, instruction, training and direction to others. Although the job does not require formal or official supervisory responsibility, the incumbent serves as group leader or acts in an informal "assistant supervisory" or "lead" role. In addition, the employee may be expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies


Education: Master's Degree

Field Of Study: Speech/Language Pathology

Special Training: Basic Life Support, Safety Training

Training Preferred: Licensed in Illinois

Licensure/Registration: Licensed in Iowa. If licensed in another state, must obtain licensure within 90 days. CCCs or working toward such in the CFY

Experience: No experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are often difficult or stressful in nature. Contact with others involves complex, detailed and often sensitive topics. The job requires a high degree of interpersonal skills to deal with a range of complicated problem situations. Interactions involve gaining the agreement of others.

Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment. Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely. The time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 35% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes