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Speech Language Pathologist-Outpatient Pediatrics-Omaha PT Days, 32 hrs, Mon-Fri

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Omaha, NE
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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title:  Outpatient Speech Language Pathologist CCC- Omaha                  
Job Code:  220184                                                                                                              

Status: Exempt                                                          

 

DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
 

Evaluation and treatment of communication and/or swallowing disorders.  Differential diagnosis of speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing disorders across all outpatient levels of care. Treatment includes planning, intervention, consultation and education activities. 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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

            (INFORMATION)

 
  1. Compile, analyze and record evaluation information to assist with communication and swallowing rehabilitation of patient and to provide departmental accountability of services.

  2. Plan, direct or implement habilitative and rehabilitative programs to restore communication and/or swallowing efficiency.
  3. Record pertinent patient information in order to document changes and comply with legal and ethical standards, including daily charting, team summary, insurance justifications, initial and discharge summaries, plan of care, patient home programs, patient family education and discharge plan.
  4. Record daily treatment charges and equipment billing in order to ensure fait and accurate financial records.
  5. Accurately complete outcome tools.
  6. Assist in obtaining customer satisfaction data.

 

(PEOPLE)
 

  1. Instruct patient and family on communication and/or swallowing impairment and compensatory strategies to facilitate improved communication/swallowing.

  2. Participate in team discussion/planning of treatment program for patient.

  3. Train staff/family in communication/swallowing techniques for a patient.

  4. Conduct in-services/workshops for staff and/or outside agencies on communication or swallowing impairments.

  5. Supervise students and volunteers as assigned.

  6. Communicate with supervisor or other staff regarding concerns, goals, etc., to ensure quality service delivery.

  7. Supervise other staff during Clinical Fellowship Year when applicable.

  8. Participate and assist in department and facility committees and/or task forces.

  9. Follow instruction from supervisor to perform other functions as assigned in order to achieve the goals within the department. 

  10. 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.
  11. Positively involved and active with professional referral relationship building. 
  12. Complete specified department and facility competencies.
  13. Assist with planning and coordination of new staff orientation, and provides advice and guidance for new staff members.

 

(THINGS)
 

  1. Operate computer to run treatment program for patient and complete appropriate documentation.

  2. Must be able to operate copier, telephone, fax machine and have basic computer skills, including e-mail, word processing and charging. 

  3. Operate clinical equipment such as recording equipment, speech generating devices, and swallowing training devices for clinical use.

  4. Maintain and ensure a safe environment for the department.  Handle and operate all necessary equipment and perform required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury. Adhere to and participate with infection prevention guidelines.

  5. Transport patients to and from therapy via wheelchair.
     

Ensure clean environment following protocols and procedures for environment and equipment.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

 

Light work with occasional lifting.  Maximum lift 30 pounds with frequent lifting of 15 pounds.  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 1 hour per shift on tile, carpet, and other surfaces.  Constant sitting up to 5.5 hours per shift and 60 minutes sustained sitting.  Occasional standing up to 40 minutes per shift with 15 minutes of sustained standing.  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.  Mobility required for travel to scheduled events or meetings as needed.

 

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.  CPR for Health Care Provider/CPR for Professional Rescuer required at time of hire or within 30 days from date of hire.  May be required to drive a motor vehicle.  If required to drive, must have current valid Nebraska driverâ??s license, must submit a copy of current driverâ??s abstract reflecting a good driving record, and have the required mobility needed to drive.
 

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.
 















Date Posted December 2, 2022
Date Closes December 17, 2022
Requisition 0005FV
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Omaha-Madonna Main Campus
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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