Speech Therapist

Institution:  Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Family Group:  Allied Health

1.Clinical Competencies and Duties


In Speech Therapy services, the Speech Therapist must have the general clinical competences below (though not exclusive to this list) and had attained the specific area of competency for their specialty area. Depending on current rotation, the Speech Therapist must also develop specific competencies in the management of patients in one of
these disciplines:

  • Neurology/ Neurosurgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rehabilitation
  • Others


2.Supervisory Role

  • Assist with supervision of TA
  • Assist with appraisal of TA
  • Assist to supervise personnel, other than NUS/SIT students, attached to the department as and when required


3.Quality Improvement

  • Adhere to patient quality service
  • Contribute actively to department’s WOW, Kaizen or other service quality improvements projects and initiatives
  • Report to Speech Therapist / Manager, seeking advice and providing feedback on service delivery and improvement


4. Research Contribution

  • Collect research data as required and assigned by supervisor/ manager


5. Others

  • Perform other duties assigned by Supervisor/ Manager
  • Occasional contribution to team/ departmental projects outside of office hours as determined by reporting officer
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of the Hospital and Department



  • Recognized Degree in Speech Therapy
  • Graduate with 1-3 years of experience with competencies in the relevant clinical disciplines, required by AHPL
  • Registered with Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC)
  • Member of the Speech and Language Therapy Singapore (SALTS) or equivalent (highly recommended)