Speech Language Pathologist - Outpatient Speech Therapy
Job Description: Evaluates patients for speech therapy services and provides therapeutic intervention according to departmental standards. Assesses the appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided to patients and documents same according to departmental standards and the special needs of patients of all ages. Performs speech therapy evaluations and develops an effective treatment plan appropriate to a patient's rehabilitation needs within the care continuum and according to departmental policies and procedures. Selects and competently uses a variety of appropriate treatment techniques. Demonstrates the ability and required competencies to cross cover, ie, evaluate and treat patients with a variety of diagnoses in various units. Documents speech therapy evaluations including Patient's Response to Treatment according to departmental standards. Consistently documents Rehab Plan of Care, Patient and/or Family Education, Interdisciplinary Plan of Care according to departmental standards. Documents speech therapy treatments including updating goals in the Interdisciplinary Plan of Care and Patient's Response to Treatment. Provides technical supervision, direction, and support to students, and volunteers. Meets departmental productivity standards. Actively participates in departmental in-service activities and journal club. Attends continuing education seminars and conducts seminar related in-services in a timely manner. Consults with and serves as a resource for physicians, nursing staff, and other clinicians to increase knowledge of speech therapy and to identify the need for speech therapy services for patients of all ages. Participates in clinical pathways and/or interdisciplinary meetings when indicated. Provides in-service training to other disciplines when indicated. Participates in and completes materials related to departmental process improvement, safety and Joint Commission preparedness, productivity logs, and HealthStream in a timely manner. Maintains speech therapy license, CPR, and TB testing according to departmental policies. Functions as Lead Therapist in the absence of the Lead Therapist, as designated. Participates in other designated projects or roles under the direction of Rehabilitation Services leadership. Preferred : Acute care or related experience.