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Speech Therapist PRN

Company: LifePoint Hospitals
Location: Mexia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Responsible for the evaluation of patients, development, coordination, and implementation of the treatment plan; maintenance of informative, accurate and timely documentation; participation in team meetings; training of others as indicated; and participation in continuing education. Provides quality goal directed Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning to patients with cognitive, communication and /or swallowing disabilities to improve optimal functional level of independence.

Performs initial evaluation within the specified timeframe.Performs objective evaluations properly according to instructionsEvaluates patient utilizing knowledge of the development needs appropriate to the age of the patient, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.Evaluates patient utilizing knowledge and skills of the diagnosis for each patient.Re-evaluate the patient appropriately to adjust the treatment plan as needed.

Establish measurable and appropriate long term goals, and short term goals utilizing knowledge of the diagnosis and developmental needs appropriate for the age and discharge setting of the patient..

Treatment should be implemented within the specified timeframe and should be appropriate for the age, diagnosis, and goals set.Educates and counsels patients and families regarding treatment plans and progress.Treatment should be coordinated with team members and other medical needs.Performs quality patient care duties effectively and efficiently.Report significant findings by telephone to the physician.Records patient treatments on charts and provides information to the supervisor, Director, and physicians.

Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from therapy services.

Supervises activities of clinical fellows, students, and other support personnel.

Submits daily treatment documentation and charges in an accurate and timely manner.

Serve as a interdisciplinary team member including but not limited to effective team communication adherence to team treatment plans, coordination of patient rehabilitation schedule, providing SLP expertise to team functions and providing staff education.

Master's degree in Speech Pathology required.

Completion of a one year clinical fellowship (CFY) required.

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

ASHA certification preferred

Completion of American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers course within 90 days of hire and to stay current.

Current licensure to practice as a Speech Pathologist in the State of Texas.

One year experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist preferred in a rehab setting.

Keywords: LifePoint Hospitals, Waco , Speech Therapist PRN, Other , Mexia, Texas

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