Speech-Language Pathologist - Ackerman Autism Center
May 1, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for the evaluation, assessment, diagnosis and management of children and adolescents, who present with communication, cognitive and swallowing problems, due to a variety of health and developmental issues to include Autism.
The Speech-Language Pathologist will be required to:
Provide comprehensive initial and ongoing assessments for each patient as well as plan and implement treatment using a goal planning system.
Work as an effective team member of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams to ensure that an agreed care plan and patient centered goals are set and that the outcome of intervention is monitored
Work closely with Therapists to establish and promote the delivery of high quality treatment, including implementing quality initiatives and quality assurance methods.
Evaluate and treat patients in accordance with the rules and regulations of the UNLV School of Medicine, Ackerman Center, the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA), and the State of Nevada, Board of Professional Regulations.
Demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and assess and interpret data reflective of the patients' medical status and age specific needs, in order to provide the appropriate care, as described in the department's policies and procedures.
Will provide goal directed treatment program planning, implementation and modification, as well as related documentation and communication of pediatric and adolescent, populations, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.
Education: MS or MA Speech Pathology
Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from American Speech-Language- Hearing Association
Licensure: State of Nevada Board of Examination for Audiology and Speech Pathology
Internal Number: 15001
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