Speech Language Pathologist
Company: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC
Posted on: September 20, 2022
OverviewSpeech Therapist Position SummaryProvides and directs
speech therapy services to residents, including assessment,
treatment, program planning and implementation, related
documentation, and communication. Functions under physician's
orders. ResponsibilitiesSpeech Therapist duties and
responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be
Provides speech therapy services to residents and initiates
referrals when appropriate and in accordance with Speech Therapy
Conducts screenings of residents at regular intervals to determine
need for intervention/treatment.
Evaluates residents to obtain data necessary for treatment planning
and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as
Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to residents,
family, and other team members.
Establishes individual resident schedules in conjunction with other
Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including
short and long-term goals and methods to achieve identified
Coordinates treatment plan with resident, family and other team
Implements and conducts treatment as outlined in treatment
Monitors resident's response to intervention and modifies treatment
as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician
Develops appropriate home or community programming to maintain and
enhance the performance of the resident in their own
Documents results of resident's assessment, treatment, follow-up
and termination of services.
Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the resident.
Recommends and obtains appropriate equipment to improve patient's
communication. Instructs patient, family and staff in use of
augmentative communication devices.
Instructs patient, family and staff in appropriate speech-language
procedures or home program to allow carry-over of therapeutic
remediation and goals in daily activities.
Participates in discharge planning.
Supervises students and volunteers.
Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services
delivered and of individual speech therapy programs for
effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria.
Participates in resident, family and staff education.
Confers formally and informally with other team members in
coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the resident.
Adheres to Speech Therapy Department procedures regarding
documentation of speech therapy services.
Attends in-service meetings and facility meetings as required.
Provides in-service education to members of the resident's care
team and education to the community.
Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and
Records billable treatment times according to Speech Therapy
Department procedures and submits weekly/monthly statistics to
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of
practice, department procedures and productivity standards.
Maintains safe and clean work area and adheres to facility/company
Complies with all infection control, Universal Precautions and OSHA
standards for the healthcare professional.
Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation,
planning, implementation and follow-up of resident therapy
Maintains positive relationships and rapport with coworkers,
residents, family members and facility personnel.
Reports to work on time and adheres to schedule maintaining
acceptable patient ratios and work efficiency during assigned
Assists with and participates in quality assurance program as
Adheres to established confidentiality standards.
Projects a positive and professional image at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QualificationsRECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility for Clinical
Current state licensure or license eligible.
Keywords: Encore Rehabilitation Services, LLC, Gastonia , Speech Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Gaffney, North Carolina
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