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UnityPoint Health Speech Pathologist-Outpatient Ped Rehab in Dubuque, Iowa

Work hours will be days, for 32 hours per pay period, and as needed. You will be required to flex to other shifts as needed. This position is located at the new Pediatric Outpatient Clinic.

The Speech Pathologist provides assessment of patients to determine the need for speech therapy services. Performs speech therapy patient evaluation per provider referrals and maintains communication with the referring provider. Designs speech therapy plan of care to integrate patient/family goals, treatments, outcomes, and provider care plan. Provides, educates, and supervises speech therapy interventions per plan of care. Identifies and addresses educational, psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of the patient and family.

Speech Therapy Patient Evaluation, Treatment Interventions, and Education

  • Assesses patients for appropriate speech therapy evaluation and/or treatment.

  • Completes speech therapy evaluations and establishes plans of care, taking into consideration age, cognitive level, socioeconomic status, and support network.

  • Determines appropriate interventions to improve speech and language function.

  • Provides patient education regarding lifestyle improvements, home exercise programs, body mechanics, safety, and infection control.

  • Meets regulatory and payer requirements by documenting patient evaluation, interventions and plans of care.

  • Maintains ongoing communication with referring provider to ensure consistent plan of care and treatment interventions across all disciplines.

Staff and Community Education

  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities.

  • Assists or supervises educational activities within the organization as needed and appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology

Post Graduate Degree


· Prior work experience as a Speech Pathologist/Therapist

· Prior experience with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system


· Current and valid license in the State of Iowa as Speech Pathologist

· BLS within 3 months of hire

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


· Accountability

· Adaptability

· Collaboration skills

· Good communication skills – written & verbal

· Flexibility

· Customer/patient focused

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Ability to manage priorities/deadlines

· Motivation

· Multicultural sensitivity

· Planning and organizing skills

· Problem-solving and analytical ability

· Professionalism

· Relationship management

· Self-Development

· Teamwork

· Microsoft Office proficiency

· Epic knowledge

· Experience with use of specialized equipment appropriate to specialized care (i.e., Modified Barium Swallow Studies)


Requisition ID: 2021-90342

Street: 4005 Westmark Dr

Name: 2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

Name: Pediatric Rehab

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .40

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Work hours will be days, for 32 hours per pay period.

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