SPEECH THERAPIST - MUHLENBERG COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - HOME CARE
- Location: Owensboro, KY
- Posted: Dec 5, 2019
Evaluates and treats patient populations for speech-language therapy needs. Assesses and treats according to appropriate competency levels.
Provides direct patient care, maintains clinical records and follows performance improvement recommendations.
Performs skill proficiency requirements as related to experience. Educates and counsels patients and families regarding treatment plans.
Aides with department maintenance. Utilizes equipment and materials according to standards and identifies new resources desired for projected budget formulation.
Assists with statistical data collection for performance improvement projects. Assists the Supervisor with graduate student supervision.
Supervises SLP students completing clinical rotations.
Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.
Master's Degree or higher in Speech-Language Pathology or related field required.
Licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in the state of Kentucky required. Certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position. Valid driver's license required. Must be at least 21 years of age.
A minimum of 1 years' relevant experience required.
Skills and Attributes
Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.
Additional Position Related Details
Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.
Activity and Frequency:
Bending/Stooping - Frequently
Climbing - Never
Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently
Kneeling - Occasionally
Lifting/Moving Patients - Occasionally
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Frequently
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Never
Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Never
Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Never
Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Never
Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Never
Reaching - Frequently
Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Never
Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Frequently
Running - Never
Sitting - Frequently
Squatting - Occasionally
Standing - Frequently
Walking - Frequently
Audible Speech - Frequently
Hearing Acuity - Frequently
Smelling Acuity - Never
Taste Discrimination - Never
Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently
Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently
Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently
Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently
Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.
- PRN (As needed)