Speech Therapist – Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Job Description
This position is responsible for evaluating patients referred to speech therapy, organizing and implementing individualized therapeutic programs with patients, recording patient progress and response to treatment.

• Assesses complex/undifferentiated abnormalities (e.g. Second Opinions) and develops the necessary treatment plans
• Adopts a patient centered approach to practice
• Performs a comprehensive evaluation on each patient utilizing recognized and standardized assessment protocols relevant to the patient’s condition
• Uses standardized outcome measures to quantify the patient’s status.
• With the relevant qualifications and experience, performs video-fluoroscopic studies, video-endoscopic evaluations, and video-laryngoscopic evaluations to contribute in evaluation of Dysphagia and Dysphonia.
• Interprets and reports test results to facilitate medical diagnosis in partnership with the referring physician
• Determines therapeutic plan, including the need for therapy, frequency of treatment, focus for intervention and duration of therapy
• Administers therapeutic interventions that are evidence based to address highlighted problems.
• Selects assistive devices to improve patient’s communication, inclusive of speaking valves for tracheotomized patients and voice prosthesis for laryngectomies patients.
• Facilitates active participation of the patient in service provision
• Acts as an advocate on behalf of the patient to protect the patient’s health, safety and rights.

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