The Speech Therapist is responsible for performing professional and administrative work in directing a program involving diagnostic, rehabilitative, and research service in the treatment of speech, language, and voice disorders.
As a Speech Therapist you will:
- Deliver consistently high quality care to patients in accordance with the plan of care and Agency policies.
- Assess and treat speech disorders, linguistic disorders, communication disorders, developmental delay, voice disorders, oral-motor functioning, auditory and visual perception, and cognition.
- Use appropriate case management skills.
- Prepare clinical and progress notes.
- Advise and consult with family, physician, and other agency personnel.
- Participate in in-service program, maintaining and enhancing therapy skills on an ongoing basis.
- Communicate regularly with other disciplines involved in care.
- Provide aural rehabilitation, feeding therapy, speech/language stimulation, and teaching of articulation, respiration, and swallowing.
- Provide Agency with accurate and timely documentation of care by meeting paperwork deadlines consistently and by charting accurately and legibly.
- Effectively manage caseload according to the productivity standard established.
- Regularly communicate with scheduler regarding caseload status.
- Assure continuity of care by seeing patients regularly and following Agency protocols for transferring visits to other caregivers when necessary.
- This position will be fulfilling the hospital needs as well as the Home Health Department needs on a per visit basis.
- Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited college or university.
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).
- Membership in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Current CPR certification.
- Psychomotor skills to provide speech therapy, including daily and repetitive teaching, and use of equipment.
- Daily standing, squatting, walking, bending, and maneuvering in private homes which are not barrier-free.
- Vital stim certification preferred.
- One year experience in speech and language pathology preferred. (Anyone with less than 1 year of physical therapy experience may be subject to an extended probationary review period.)
Southwest Regional Medical Center - 10 months ago