Speech Language Pathologist

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Position Summary

Provide diagnosis and treatment of speech-language, voice and swallowing disorders and conditions for the purpose of disease management and rehabilitation as well as health promotion. Participate in activities and training to promote and attain regulatory compliance at the local, state and federal level.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate patients/clients; develop a plan of care with associated goals including quantifiable speech and language outcome target.
  • Provide diagnosis, treatment, instruction and other speech and language services according to the scope of practice limitations per Maine statutes.
  • Retain the responsibility for all delegated tasks to other licensees and support personnel and ensure proper and adequate supervision of those individuals.
  • Participate in professional and facility enhancement programs and activities as required by the Owner and/or the Clinic Director / Rehab Clinical Director.
  • Ensure proficient services through proper patient and equipment scheduling.
  • Assist with and/or carry out routine cleaning, maintenance support operations of the clinic’s physical plant, patient care equipment and supplies in accordance with regulatory standards and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies and procedures.
  • Comply with the Facility’s Comprehensive Compliance Plan (CCP) which includes but is not limited to: Business & Clinical Operations, Environmental Health & Safety, HIPAA, Human Resources and Code of Conduct as well as all facility policies and procedures and educational requirements associated the CCP.
  • Comply with all local, state and federally required training and instruction requirements as well as any other standards that govern healthcare services provision.
  • Meets eligibility requirements for access to/use of Protected Health Information (PHI) & Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI) based on work duties and responsibilities in compliance with ‘minimal necessary’ standards.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Graduate of an approved Speech-Language & Hearing Pathology program and eligible for a certificate of clinical competence in speech- language and audiology granted by the ASHA.
  • Licensed to practice Speech-Language & Audiology in Maine.
  • Demonstrates the physical and mental capabilities (practical and/or written, post training competency test) to perform the duties required of the position.
  • Meets the physical demand level of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, hear, utilize hand/eye/foot coordination, and engage in repetitive motions. The employee frequently is required to sit, balance, handle, grasp, feel, and use hands or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must rarely lift and/or more up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.