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Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

Responsibilities:

  • On referral, evaluate the impact of available resident information on the assessment and treatment process.
  • Conduct and document a thorough assessment of the resident to determine and diagnose communicative deficits and equipment needs.
  • Develop and implement an individualized treatment program based on the initial evaluation and containing achievable functional goals.
  • Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines, and consistently maintain timely and accurate departmental records.
  • Instruct aides in appropriate procedures and provide supervision in accordance with applicable State law.
  • Enter a progress note in the resident record following each treatment session.
  • Revise the resident's treatment program, as needed, based upon resident performance.
  • Document the course of treatment in a clear, concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.
  • Orient residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform residents of any potential risk during any procedure.
  • Work with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident's use of functional abilities.
  • Instruct residents and family/other caregiver about therapeutic procedures to be continued by the resident at home following discharge.
  • Assist in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.
  • Attend and participate, or provide information for rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problems or needs.
  • Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
  • Participate in and/or provide in-service education sessions.
  • Participate in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, resident satisfaction surveys, safety activities and regulations.
  • Promote the programs and services of Heritage Healthcare through formal and informal interactions with the community.
  • Act in compliance with Heritage Healthcare s regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
  • Adhere to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required to provide quality care to residents.
  • Understand reimbursement by various payers and allocate therapy resources efficiently in accordance with resident goals and outcomes related to discharge destination.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of OBRA regulations, HIPAA, Local Coverage Determination, and third party reimbursement guidelines.
  • Support the company s commitment to Compassionate Care; project a professional image to foster confidence in the Rehabilitation Program.
  • Perform duties in an independent manner and recognizes situations where direct supervision is needed; willingly helping others.
  • Maintain the expected productivity level that has been discussed and is expected for your position at your particular facility/facilities.

Qualifications

  • Master s Degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • Hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech- Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) credential offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development
  • Must maintain valid state Speech Language Pathology licensure

Recruiter : Email Address

kgoers@healthpro-heritage. com

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