JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Inpatient Speech Language Pathologist CCC DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
Job Code: 220178
Responsible for planning and administering speech therapy treatment programs for patients to restore speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing disorders. Responsible for delivering and/or delegating quality patient care from admission through discharge, including patient and family education/training. Responsible for maintaining accurate and timely documentation. Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.
A. Selects, administers and interprets appropriate evaluation procedures for patients.
B. Compiles, records and analyzes evaluation information in order to assist in establishing a treatment program.
C. Identifies problems, formulates treatment goals and coordinates individual patient treatment programs.
D. Records pertinent patient information in order to document changes and comply with legal and ethical standards, including daily charting, team summary, plan of care, insurance justifications, initial and discharge summaries and patient exercise programs.
E. Records daily treatment charges and equipment/supply billing in order to insure fair and accurate financial records.
F. Analyzes and revises treatment programs to insure continuing appropriate intervention.
G. Modifies therapeutic interventions to accommodate the age of the patient population.
A. Provides or delegates speech therapy treatment to patients, including but not limited to interventions to impact speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing disorders including appropriate utilization of group therapy to facilitate patient recovery.
B. Instructs patients and families/caregivers in functional activities and exercise programs in order to facilitate follow up on discharge.
C. Assists patients and families with recommendations, ordering, fitting and modification of needed equipment.
D. Provides education regarding the patient's condition and/or disease process so that patients and families will have a basic understanding.
E. Participates, confers and negotiates at team meetings to develop an appropriate team plan for each patient.
F. Supervises speech therapy clinical fellow staff, speech therapy assistants, rehab associates, students and volunteers.
G. Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, outside contacts/sources.
H. Instructs and teaches staff new information through inservices, per the education process.
I. Participates and assists in department and/or facility committees and/or task forces.
J. Instructs and teaches students from professional programs for speech language pathology, as assigned.
K. Follows instruction from supervisor and/or director to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department and the program.
L. Must perceive customer relations as a primary focus, and continually strive to satisfy the needs of every customer in all areas of the work force.
A. Operates equipment used for the provision of speech therapy treatment including but not limited to recording equipment, speech generating devices and swallowing training devices.
B. Administers standardized evaluations according to their requirements for precision.
C. Maintains and ensures a safe environment for the department. Handles and operates all necessary equipment and performs required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
D. Operates computer and applicable software applications.
E. Assists with ensuring cleanliness of equipment and environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Medium work with occasional lifting. Manual patient transfer or reposition which does not exceed the equivalent of 35 pounds of force to lift, push, or pull. Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300 pound individual on level surfaces. Frequent walking with maximum duration of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and other surfaces. Frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour. Occasional standing for periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and other surfaces. Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels. Frequent grasping of both hands for treatments requiring normal grip strength based on national averages. Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients. Ordinary hearing and speaking skills. May be exposed to biohazardous materials. May be exposed to patients who are in an agitated or aggressive state.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA certification (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and current Nebraska Speech-Language Pathology licensure eligibility required. Valid Nebraska driver's license and proof of good driving record required. CPR for Health Care Provider/CPR for Professional Rescuer preferred.
Background checks are conducted. When specific authorization forms are requested so that full background and history can be obtained, employees/applicants must sign the form(s) requested.
Job Title: Inpatient Speech Language Pathologist CCC
DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital