Speech-Language Pathologist

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 14, 2023
Pittsburg County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Speech-Language Pathologist


Supervisory Organization
340 District 9

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

Level I - up to $56,088.00 based on education and experience.
Level II - up to $63,000.00 based on education and experience.
Level II - up to $66,205.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

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 full time Speech Language Pathologist I, II, or III providing support to Pittsburg County Health Department. This is a state employee position 34001087 governed by the Civil Service Rules , located in Durant, Oklahoma.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 2023.

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

  • Diagnoses 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.
  • Directs and/or trains clinical personnel and staff in identifying and treating communication disorders.
  • 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.

Other Duties: Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level I: Master's degree in speech pathology, including academic and practicum requirements for certification by the American SL-Hearing Association.

Level II: Master's degree in speech pathology and Certification as a SLP by the American SL-Hearing Association.

Level III: Master's degree in speech pathology and Certification as a SLP by the American SL-Hearing Association plus three years of post-certification experience as a SLP in a clinical specialty or in an educational setting.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Levels I, II, & III: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include 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. Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishments. Travel may include traveling during inclement weather.


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.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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