Speech Language Pathologist
Company: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC
Posted on: August 7, 2022
POSITION SUMMARY FOR A SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
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Provides and directs speech therapy services to residents,
including assessment, treatment, program planning and
implementation, related documentation, and communication. Functions
under physician's orders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR A SPEECH LANGUAGE
PATHOLOGIST include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides speech therapy services to residents and initiates
referrals when appropriate and in accordance with Speech Therapy
Conducts screenings of residents at regular intervals to determine
need for intervention/treatment.
Evaluates residents to obtain data necessary for treatment planning
and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as
Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to residents,
family, and other team members.
Establishes individual resident schedules in conjunction with other
Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including
short and long-term goals and methods to achieve identified
Coordinates treatment plan with resident, family and other team
Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in treatment
Monitors resident's response to intervention and modifies treatment
as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician
Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and
enhance the performance of the resident in their own
Documents results of resident's assessment, treatment, follow-up
and termination of services.
Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the resident.
Recommends and obtains appropriate equipment to improve patient's
communication. Instructs patient, family and staff in use of
augmentative communication devices.
Instructs patient, family and staff in appropriate speech-language
procedures or home program to allow carry-over of therapeutic
remediation and goals in daily activities.
Participates in discharge planning.
Supervises students and volunteers.
Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services
delivered and of individual speech therapy programs for
effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria.
Participates in resident, family and staff education.
Confers formally and informally with other team members in
coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
Adheres to Speech Therapy Department procedures regarding
documentation of speech therapy services.
Attends in-service meetings and facility meetings as required.
Provides in-service education to members of the resident's care
team and education to the community.
Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
Records billable treatment times according to Speech Therapy
Department procedures and submits weekly/monthly statistics to
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of
practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company
Complies with all infection control, Universal Precautions and OSHA
standards for the healthcare professional.
Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up of resident therapy
Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers,
residents, family members and facility personnel.
Reports to work on time and adheres to schedule maintaining
acceptable patient ratios and work efficiency during assigned
Assists with and participates in quality assurance program as
Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned.
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS FOR A SPEECH LANGUAGE
PATHOLOGIST Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility for Clinical
Current state licensure or license eligible.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR A SPEECH LANGUAGE
These essential functions described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the basic functions
of a speech-language pathologist. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform
these essential functions.
Physical requirements for this position are classified as light
under the Department of Labor classification. The employee must be
capable of exerting 20 pounds of force occasionally (less than 1/3
of the time), and/or 10pounds of force frequently (1/2 of the
time), and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (2/3 of the
time) to move objects, equipment and/or residents. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, bend or crouch; use hands to
manipulate tools, equipment or controls; reach with hands and arms,
balance, lift and perform medium to maximum transfer assists with
residents. The employee is required to have visual and hearing
acuity sufficient enough to assess resident safety and ability.
This position is classified as a Category 1 for the purpose of
exposure determination under the OSHA Regulations regarding the
Standard on Occupational Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens (29CFR
1910.1030). Category 1 is defined as all procedures or job- related
tasks that involve an inherent risk for mucous membrane or skin
contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or a potential for
spills and/or splashes of blood or body fluids. The use of
protective equipment and measures is required for every employee
engaged in Category 1 tasks.
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