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Lead Speech Language Pathologist

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Port Charlotte, FL, United States

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SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

The staff at Fawcett Memorial Hospital continually meets the high standards required to care for the unique needs of our patients. As part of the HCA West and Central Florida hospital system, our 238-bed facility serves the Port Charlotte area and is a trusted provider of quality care and compassion with several accredited Centers of Excellence: Joint Care * Chest Pain Center * Spine Care Center * Advanced Primary Stroke Center * Cancer Care.

Located less than 30 minutes from southwest Florida’s most famous beaches, we employ advanced technologies, career stability and the support you need to grow. Make excellence your goal by joining our family of hospitals. EOE

The Lead Speech Language Pathologist plans and administers medically prescribed treatment programs for the rehabilitation of speech, language, cognitive, and oral motor disorders.

Provides clinical guidance and leadership within the Speech Therapy department while incorporating evidence based practice.
Evaluates patient's condition, obtains case history, and administers diagnostic tests to determine nature and degree of speech and language problem.
Performs clinical evaluations and re-evaluations, analyzes data, and plans appropriate treatment program based on evaluation and physician orders. Administers specialized testing protocols, as appropriate, within the scope of competence.
Establishes, implements, and modifies treatment plans, in accordance with hospital/department policies and procedures, scope of practice and standards of practice.
Provides services to meet patient care goals in a variety of settings and/or across a variety of disabilities/impairments.
Determines when patient progress and goals have been met or medical necessity no longer warrants intervention. Establishes provisions for continuing services and makes referrals to other professionals regarding patient care as necessary.
Participates in rounding and proactively responds to patient needs to improve patient outcomes and positively impact overall patient experience.
Contributes to a culture of patient centered care by ensuring a quiet healing environment.
"Patient & Family Communication
Assess learning needs and capabilities of the patients and caregivers. Initiates patient and family education in a timely manner relative to age, length of stay, readiness to learn and emotional status. "
Ensures patient communication and explanation of care is provided in a way that can be easily understood by patients and their families. Ensures patient's family is informed of patient status.
Communicates and interacts with patients, families and others in a caring, empathetic, courteous, and respectful manner.
"Physician Communication & Coordination
Communicates effectively and works with physicians and/or other members of the interdisciplinary team in meeting patient needs. "
Receives, interprets, and implements physician orders accurately and in a courteous manner. Consults resources to clarify unfamiliar or questionable orders.


The Speech Language Pathologist plans and administers medically prescribed treatment programs for the rehabilitation of speech, language, cognitive, and oral motor disorders.
Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
Minimum 2 years experience in appropriate healthcare setting; Supervisory experience preferred
State of Florida Speech Language Pathologist License
Current BLS (Basic Life Support), CCC (Certificate of Clinical Competence) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Critical thinking, service excellence and good interpersonal communication skills, ability to read/comprehend written instructions, ability to follow verbal instructions, PC skills.

Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Facility: Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Job ID: 01371-7419
Category: Supervisors Team Leaders and Coordinators
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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