Speech-Language Pathologist III

Recruitment #191030-X22C-I06


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Speech-Language Pathologist III providing support to Kay County Health Department, located in Ponca City, OK. This is a classified position (PIN 34001476) in state government. This is a classified position (PIN 34003375) in state government. OSDH comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $60,187.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
Responsible to provide patients with diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of speech and language.

The functions in this job family will vary, but may include the following:
Diagnoses communication disorders of speech and language. Prepares treatment plans and makes recommendations for individual cases. Conducts group and individual speech and/or language treatment as appropriate. Performs hearing screenings and makes appropriate referrals. Prepares and maintains progress reports, records, and evaluations on individual and group cases as required. Participates as a member of a diagnostic and treatment team for individual and group cases. Maintains confidential records of client services in compliance with state and federal regulations. Confers with professional and/or community groups on topics regarding communication disorders. Implements and develops prevention programs that are specific to speech/language/communication issues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required include knowledge of the pathology of communication disorders; of phonetics; of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing function; and of diagnostic testing and treatment techniques for communication disorders. Ability is required to discuss communication disorders with various treatment professionals and families; to plan and execute treatment programs; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Positions within this job family are assigned responsibilities related to providing patients with diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of speech and language.


The Speech-Language Pathologist job family consists of four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of the duties performed, the depth and breadth of accountability, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level III:   
This is the specialist level where incumbents are assigned responsibilities involving advanced level technical duties in Speech-Language Pathology.  Incumbents at this level perform as a consultant to other Speech-Language Pathologists and may be designated lead worker for other employees.


Level III:    
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association plus an additional three years of post-certification experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a clinical specialty or in an educational setting.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview. 

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.