The speech-language pathologist (SLP) will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and implement treatment to patients with disorders of articulation, voice, fluency, language, swallowing and cognition. He/She will use appropriate diagnostic tools, interpret data and develop treatment plans according to the principles and practices of speech pathology. He/She will adhere to hospital, unit/program, and discipline-specific policies and procedures as well as professional/practice standards. The SLP will consistently demonstrate a courteous and compassionate demeanor to all patients and their families/visitors.
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age, culture, ethnicity, and specific individual diagnostic needs of the patients served in his/her department. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group (pediatric, adolescents and/or geriatric patient group, culture and diagnostic specific).
Consistently expresses and demonstrates compassion and courtesy for patients. Extends courtesy and support to patient's families/visitors.