Speech Language Pathologist - Full-Time - Ped's
Concentra Inc. - Hinesville, GA

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Excellent Opportunity - Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Hinesville, GA.

JOB SUMMARY:
Performs evaluations and performs rehabilitative services on patients to help them improve basic speech and/or language disorders. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will develop and implement plans of treatment in order to meet the short and long term goals of the patient.

Ensures the delivery of exceptional customer service by putting all customers (internal and external) first and displaying:

A healing focus

A selfless heart

A tireless resolve

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducts an initial evaluation on physician referrals and develops appropriate treatment plans.

Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written or oral tests or special instruments.

Educate patients and family members about various topics, such as communication techniques or strategies to cope with or to avoid personal misunderstandings.

Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.

Develop or implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders, or inappropriate pitch or harsh voice problems, based on own assessments and recommendations of physicians, psychologists, or social workers.

Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.

Ensures that other treating medical professionals have the necessary information to appropriately evaluate the patient’s functional ability.

Communicates with referring physicians, giving full evaluations and patient’s progress.

Provides recommendations for continuance or changes in patient’s therapy program.

Communicates with all medical providers regarding patients and diagnoses for referral to occupational therapy as well as advances in the field.

Communicates with all therapy patients, setting expectations home program and functional progression, emphasizing education and motivation.

Participates with the Center Therapy Director to bring new business to the center.

Ensures compliance with rules and regulations established by the relevant licensing, certification and accrediting bodies.

Meets with the Regional Therapy Director or the designee on a regular to discuss quality of patient care, procedures, records, review of new policies and other issues as indicated.

Participates regularly in professional continuing education.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Clinical environment

Occasional lifting may be required when treating infants or the non-ambulatory pediatric patient

Collaborative working environment with Physical and Occupational Therapists

Required Skills

JOB-RELATED SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:
Demonstrate good communication and organizational skills

Demonstrate ability to makes assessments and provide intervention techniques

Demonstrate ability to provide education in an appropriate manner to the patient & caregiver.

Demonstrate ability to listen attentively

Demonstrate ability to be patient and responsive to patient’s needs

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, special disability or medical or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, Concentra Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. This job requires access to confidential and sensitive information, requiring ongoing discretion and secure information management.

Required Experience

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:
Licensure requirements of jurisdiction in the State of Texas

Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology

JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 6 months clinical experience with Pediatric Speech & Language disorders

Current Texas Licensure

CPR (Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric)

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