Per Diem Speech Language Pathologist
Erickson Living - Hingham, MA

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Responsible for day to day Speech Therapy treatments and evaluation of residents¿ needs. Is a role model of customer service principles and consistently monitors and implements quality efforts. Ensure that the department functions accordingly to accepted quality standards.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Evaluates, develops, and implements day to day Speech/Language Pathology program to ensure consistent delivery of quality resident care, and is an active member of resident care team.
  • Provide the delivery of SLP therapy in accordance with State and Federal licensure laws. Complies with Federal and State guidelines.
  • Ensures the resident care policies and procedures are followed, in compliance with applicable quality of standards.
  • Identifies resident care problems and concerns and contributes to short term and long term goal setting and approaches the interdisciplinary care plan. Informs and includes residents/and or families of their plan of care.
  • Ensures treatments are administered and documented in accordance with State regulations and facility policies and procedures.
  • Communicates significant changes in residents¿ conditions to appropriate medical staff and rehab. team or designated individual.
  • Prepares and maintains accurately and timely patient documentation.
  • Orients staff as requested.
  • Attends all in-service education programs mandated by Rehab., Corporate, State and Federal guidelines.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner and follows established guidelines when using physical restraints/protective devices and equipment.
  • Follows established guidelines when using physical restraints/protective devices and equipment.
  • Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to Director of Rehab. and other staff when needed, to maintain a safe environment for residents, families, and staff.
  • Adheres to strict infection control guidelines as evidenced by appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
  • Ensures residents¿ independence and right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs in accordance with the resident¿s interdisciplinary care plan.
  • Involved in fiscal management of supplies and equipment purchases.
  • Consistently responds to the needs and concerns of residents, families, staff and visitors.
  • Audits rehab. documentation and other indicators for quality assurance.
  • Performs other duties assigned by Management or Director of Rehabilitation.


  • Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
    • Need to utilize good reasoning skills to have an appropriate P.O.C. and to make adjustments as needs for changes in patient¿s status.
    • Must be able to accurately complete billing, timesheets and tally evaluative tests.
    • Master¿s degree in Speech Language Pathology from accredited facility.
    • Experience in evaluation/tx of adult population including disorders of swallowing, speech, neurological, hearing and voice.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    None

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    Must be able to document clearly to meet reimbursement requirements. Must have good speaking skills to be understood by residents.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:

    Possess a valid current state license in Speech Language Pathology where applicable or have a certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak clearly and hear conversational speech. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and transfer patients of variable sizes and weights. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EEO Statement

    Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/ sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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