Speech Language Pathologist-Home Ca

St. Luke's Hospital

Job Description

Masters degree is required
Two (2) years relevant experience is required


The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for providing speech/language/dysphagia therapy to Home Care/Hospice patients and primary case management when indicated. Responsible for timely and accurate communication and documentation relative to speech therapy delivery. Promotes and develops speech/language services in Home Care/Hospice.


Education: Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology (Communication Disorders).

Experience: Two (2) years previous experience.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) in Speech/Language Pathology from ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association). Minnesota license in Speech/Language Pathology. Wisconsin license in Speech/Language Pathology within six (6) months of hire.


Education: N/A

Experience: N/A

Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A


Knowledge of: speech/language/dysphagia therapy principles; interpersonal dynamics; community resources; legal limitations within the practice of speech therapy; knowledge of palliative care philosophy. Ability to: Make decisions and solve problems; work in a mature constructive manner; exercise good, professional judgment and to accept responsibility; follow through with directions; organize and prioritize responsibilities; present information to others; be self-motivated and independent; time manage; tolerate extreme changes in weather and temperature. Ability to regularly travel to and from various duty locations in a safe and timely manner.

READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.

SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.

REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.



Ability to walk, talk, see, hear, bend and lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds

Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours)

Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Reach with hands and arms - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)

Bending-repetitive forward - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)

Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)


Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)

Up to 25 pounds - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)

Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)


Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) Exposure to cold, hot, ice and climbing stairs. Possible exposure to second-hand smoke.

Employment Type

Unscheduled (Casual)


.00, as scheduled, Req # - 17503

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