Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Applies appropriate principles, methods, and procedures in order to provide speech, language, voice aural and dysphasia measurement, testing, evaluation, prediction, counseling and instruction to patients based on age-specific needs and expected outcomes.
1. Evaluate patient level of function for communication and gross hearing for speech and/or cognitive- linguistic or swallowing efficiency. Assist interdisciplinary team in determining the patient's specific abilities and disabilities. Modify and adapt the treatment plan according to reassessment and progresses the patient's treatment towards the highest functional level. Assess the patient on an on-going basis for subjective and objective response to the treatment program based on evaluative procedures.
2. Develop a plan for care in conjunction with physicians, interdisciplinary team members and the patient and family addressing needs which include: receptive and expressive language skills; cognition; speech production; voice disorders; alaryngeal speech; fluency; dysphagia; and, but not limited to, augmentative communication. Implement the treatment in accordance with the evaluation and treatment plan.
3. Instruct the patient, family, and interdisciplinary team concerning the speech therapy program.
4. Maintain records and reports in accordance with agency policy. Keep accurate and up to date records and attend interdisciplinary meetings to update the plan of care when working with a hospice patient.
5. Provide education, in-services and information to hospice personnel regarding speech/ language pathology, as appropriate.
6. Coordinate treatment activity with other disciplines and team members which includes participation in clinical staffing and provides/seeks input to/from others on patient care. Knowledgeable of the IRF -PAI, MDS and FIM processes and OMBRA regulations.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Master's degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited school. Valid License as a Speech/Language Pathologist in the State of Wyoming . Certification of Clinical Competence by ASHA. Valid CPR certification. Valid Wyoming driver's license. Experience: Minimum of one year as a Speech/Language Pathologist preferred.
- Excellent oral/written communication skills
- Customer Service - interact positively with patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, Hospice staff and other IJMC staff utilizing age-specific methods.
- Ability to function independently and on an interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to work as a team player and serve as a role model.
- Flexibility to meet the challenge of day-to-day schedule changes related to departmental needs.