Speech-Language Pathologist I, II, and III

Recruitment #220613-X22A-07


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Speech Language Pathologist III providing support to Jackson/Comanche County Health Department. This is a state employee position 34001462 governed by the Civil Service Rules. OSDH offers a 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, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Please be advised position may be filled at Level I, Level II, or Level III.

Level I - up to $48,372.00 based on education and experience
Level II - up to $54,263.00 based on education and experience
Level III - up to $60,187.00 based on education and experience

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

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
The functions within this job family will vary by level, 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.
•Directs and/or trains clinical personnel and staff in identifying and treating communication disorders.
•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.

Other Duties:
Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Levels I, II, & III: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level 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.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise levels. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Travel is required with this position. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.


Level I: Master's degree in speech pathology, including academic and practicum requirements for certification by the American SL-Hearing Association.

Level II: Master’s degree in speech pathology and Certification as a SLP by the American SL-Hearing Association.

Level III: Master’s degree in speech pathology and Certification as a SLP by the American SL-Hearing Association plus three years of post-certification experience as a SLP 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.


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