Covenant Health

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Fort Loudon Medical Center
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Clinical Specialist Speech Pathologist

PRN/OCC, Hours vary, Day shift 


Fort Loudoun Medical Center is equipped with a team of more than 200 doctors in more than 29 specialty areas. Our 87,000-square-foot hospital features advanced technology, including state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerized Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, Diagnostic X-Rays and Women’s Imaging Services, as well as Nuclear Medicine technology unique to our surrounding counties. The physicians, staff and volunteers of Fort Loudoun Medical Center are dedicated to providing excellent care to every patient, every time.


Position Summary:

Under general direction, plans, evaluates and implements treatment programs for speech therapy patients.  While maintaining a patient load, assumes additional responsibility of program development, staff training and orientation, and consultation in area of expertise for fellow staff members.


Recruiter: Brittany Partello || || (865) 374-5363


  • Advanced clinical practice – including evaluation and specialized treatment of patients.
    • Performs patient evaluations (initial, progress, and discharge evaluations), establishes treatment plans, makes recommendations, and sets goals in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
    • Involves patient and family in treatment, education and goal setting. Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patient’s progress, needs and discharge planning.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Serves as resource person for staff and senior staff on an ongoing basis.
    • Provides 8 hours education/mentorship time per year. This includes:
      • Peer counseling /Mentorship
      • Community lectures/Volunteer
      • Orientation of new staff in area of specialty
      • In-services/Case Studies
      • Lunch and Learns
    • Development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care and evidence based practice:
      • Evidence base practice protocols
      • Clinical outcomes analysis and communication to team
      • New policy development
      • QI/QA
  • Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits
  • Meets established targets for:
    • Quality/outcome measures
    • Service/patient satisfaction measures
    • Financial/productivity measures
    • Growth/patients-per-day measures
  • Demonstrates leadership including but not limited to:
    • Development and implementation of new and current programs.
    • Participates in training, orientation, and supervision of support staff.
    • Participates in orientation of new licensed staff in area of specialty
    • Acts as Clinical Instructor for at least one student per year as available.
    • Participates in peer evaluations for competency assessment.
    • Assists with continuing education courses hosted by Covenant Health.
  • Complete partnering activities per established targets per month. 
    • Physician office visits
    • Community lectures/volunteer
    • Case Manager visits/marketing
    • Provides in-services
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education           

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience          

Four (4) years of experience with a minimum of three (3) years in specialty area.


Licensure Requirement       

Must have and maintain Tennessee State Speech Pathology Licensure with achievement of at least one (1) of the following at time of hire or place in the position:

  • Advanced degree in specialty area
  • Advanced degree associated with specialty area
  • Professionally recognized certification in specialty area
  • 100 hours (10.0 CEU’s) of continued education


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