The Speech Therapist (ST) works under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor and the Rehab Director. He/she is responsible to organize and conduct medically prescribed speech and language pathology services to inpatients, outpatients, and contracted services. Provides for comprehensive speech/language pathology services, upon physician order, to patients exhibiting communication, cognitive and / or swallowing disorders, in order to restore function, prevent disabilities, assist the patient in reaching maximum performance, and help them learn to live within the limits of their capabilities. The ST will provide ongoing updates to patients, their families, and other healthcare team members as to the progression toward therapy goals by following established department/facility processes. He/she is responsible for development of patient centered, individualized therapy programs with focus on delivery of quality, value-based care consistent with Campbell County’s Health’s vision, mission, and values. The ST oversees or participates in program development for the betterment of the patient, department, facility and/or continuum; and attempts to reach or exceed departmental goals for improvement across the healthcare continuum.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Performs patient assessment and documents in patient record that which reflects skilled treatment, time billed and accurate utilization of CPT codes
The plan of care may require Speech Language Pathologist to modify and document changes to therapeutic interventions and procedures in order to achieve anticipated goals. Updated progress notes and re-evaluations provide support for continuation of skilled therapy, including barriers to achieving goals, plans to overcome them and documented
Develops an age appropriate plan of care which addresses physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs, in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
Implements the plan of care, delegates appropriately, and ensures documentation of interventions.
Sees all patients as scheduled and assists with other patient needs throughout the continuum if needed.
Completes and turns in daily all notes, charges, and other paper work.
Evaluates progress towards desired outcomes, revises plan of care and intervenes as necessary.
Educates patient and families regarding current health status, plan of care, and anticipated outcomes.
Provides service excellence to all customers.
Demonstrates efficient time management and prioritization skills.
Maintains professional standards related to clinical practice, staffing and continuing education.
Practices fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Works scheduled work hours and participates in weekend coverage to meet patient needs. Is flexible during times of high and low census and will provide coverage to other CCH service lines as needed.
Maintain a current Wyoming Speech Language Pathology license in good standing.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations.
Maintains a clean and safe environment. that is conducive to high quality care.
Adheres to CCMH policies and procedures. as well as the Wyoming State Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Adherence to the ASHA statues governing the supervision of Clinical Fellows and students.
Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures.
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Education: Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or equivalent from an ASHA-accredited program and/or seeking to complete a Clinical Fellowship year (CFY) Licensure: Wyoming licensure and Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech and Hearing Association is required. Current license holders must be in good standing with the Wyoming State Board of Examiners of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.
?Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
Experience: One year experience preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination necessary to administer therapy.
Interpersonal Skills: Professional and practical communication/interpersonal skills.
Essential Physical Requirements: Physical demands include the ability to move, lift, transfer at least forty (40) pounds. The ST is required to stand, kneel, stoop, and crouch for long periods of time. Sufficient mobility and strength needed to administer therapy.
Essential Mental Abilities: Must use good judgment in interpreting patient referrals and performing appropriate speech procedures.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Ability to visually assess and monitor patients.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASK THAT INVOLVE EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks. Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.
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