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Speech Therapist - Per Diem
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs speech, language, swallowing and some aural evaluations, procedures, admissions, resumption of care and diagnostic tests on clients for whom these have been medically prescribed and establishes measurable goals.
Provides direct speech service to clients under physician’s plan of care. Records and reports to the physician the client’s response to treatment.
Maintains appropriate records on visits to clients, including evaluation and plan of care for speech clients.
Assists in coordinating speech therapy program with other services to family.
Demonstrates therapy for the family member or other responsible person who may assist the client with his speech, swallowing, and language rehabilitation.
Observes and evaluates the performance of those assisting in the speech program and provides guidance as necessary to assure a high quality of service.
Counsels the client and family members regarding the client’s speech, language, swallowing, and audiological disturbances.
Re-evaluates the client’s progress and therapy program making changes as necessary and under the physician’s direction.
Assists in referring clients to speech and audiology clinics and other community agencies.
Assists through individual and group staff education programs in preparing nursing and other staff to assist clients with their speech, language, swallowing, and audiological problems.
Participates in interdisciplinary conferences as required.
Submits clinical documentation in a timely manner according to agency policy.
Provides liaison contact and follow up with other community agencies.
Notes progress towards discharge planning. Communicates with physician and other disciplines regarding discharge planning.
Completes Oasis assessments accurately at appropriate time points.
Maintains all education required by licensure is current. Complies with OSHA, CHAP, State and Federal Standards.
Updates management regarding potential problems or concerns. Also responsible for consulting with clinicians or managers as needed.
Maintains a professional image.
Uses appropriate phone etiquette.
Promotes a customer friendly atmosphere for all visitors and ensures client confidentiality at all times.
Participates in accreditation program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Self-Starter – Takes initiative identifies needs of co-workers and customers and solves problems.
Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management – Managing one’s own time
Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths ands weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
MA/MS degree and graduation from an accredited school of Speech-Language Pathology required.
Work experience of at least one year as a Speech- Language Pathologist.
Prefer VitalStim Certified.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:
Possess a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Current drivers license with access to an auto and required insurance coverage.
Office/Home Environment. May be exposed to biological hazards.