Speech-Language Pathologist II or III

Recruitment #220621-X22C-23

Introduction

 

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 Speech-Language Pathologist; this position may be hired at a Level II or Level III depending on education and experience. 

The Speech-Language Pathologist will provide support to Pottawatomie County Health Department. This is a state employee position 34003582 governed by the Civil Service Rules, located in Shawnee, OK.OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, 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 is up to:
Level II $54,263.00
Level III $60,187.00 

Position Summary:
This position is necessary to complete the Child Guidance staffing pattern and implement behavioral, developmental, and/or communication services to children birth to age 13. 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:

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
• Diagnose 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.

This position is necessary to complete the Child Guidance staffing pattern and implement behavioral, developmental, and/or communication services to children birth to age 13. 

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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 level. 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.

Travel Requirements:
Work Related Travel is required with the potential for exposure to inclement weather conditions while traveling to and from locations across the counties Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II: Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a master's degree in speech pathology, including certification as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
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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