Speech/Language Pathologist

Per Diem 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient/family counseling, and appropriate referrals as necessary to all inpatients and outpatients exhibiting a speech, language, hearing or swallowing disorder.

[ Responsibilities ]
  • Effectively evaluates the patient’s performance in any communicative disorders.
  • Develops appropriate therapeutic plan based on patient assessment and physician’s orders.
  • Observes patient/resident progress and updates plan as indicated.
  • Provides therapy for all types of speech language hearing and swallowing disorders.
  • Coordinates care plan with other healthcare providers.
  • Provides education to the patient/family regarding the disease processes and planned treatment/intervention. Provides instruction in the areas of health promotion, activity and medication as appropriate.
  • Evaluates the patient’s progress, goal attainment and need for further services following discharge.
  • Documents results of diagnostic evaluations, care plan and Resident progress in medical record.
[ Qualifications ]

Education:

  • Master’s degree in speech pathology required.

 

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year or experience in rehabilitation with adult speech/language-impaired populations preferred.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Speech Pathology license required/New Jersey

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong customer service skills.

[ Physical Demands ]

Working Conditions:

Normal hospital environment with frequent exposure to sick or injured patients.

 

Exposure:

 Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting – Occasionally

Standing/Walking – Frequently

Kneeling/Stooping – Occasionally

Bending/Climbing – Occasionally

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

Typing/Filing – Rarely

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.

 

Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.