Rehab Services Careers at Lifespan

Speech Pathologist Job

Job Number: NH16149

Job Title: Per diem speech pathologist

Department: Outpatient Speech Therapy - 1303158

Facility: Newport Hospital

Location: Newport, RI

Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited university. State License issued by the Rhode Island Department of Health, or Provisional Rhode Island State License for Clinical Fellows involved in supervised clinical fellowship year.

Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). For clinical fellows, evidence of pursuit of ASHA certification.

One to two years’ experience or eligibility for provisional license from the State of Rhode Island. Clinical Fellows will be considered.


Under the direction of the Senior Staff, Clinical Specialist, Clinical Coordinator or Clinical manager of Speech Language Pathology provides clinical service including screening, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, management, counseling/education, documentation, and referral for inpatients and outpatients demonstrating speech, voice, feeding, swallowing, language and cognitive impairments. Demonstrates competency in caring for individuals across the entire age span which may include the neonate/infant, toddler, preschool, and school-aged children, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations using patient/caregiver centered focus and applying basic concepts of evidence-based practice in clinical care to individuals from diverse language, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as to individuals who have multiple disabilities. Provisions of service are in accordance with state laws and regulations and standards of practice as set forth by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).