_POSITION SUMMARY:_ The Speech Therapist is responsible for providing a full range of speech-language pathology services including assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the position's qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards. The Speech Therapist works closely with infants, children and adults who have various levels of speech, language and communication problems as well as people with swallowing difficulties. The Speech Therapist is responsible for providing patient and family education appropriate to treatment modalities and for providing education to other members of the department with regard to treatment programs.
_ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:_
Follows established policies and procedures, objectives, safety standards, and sensitivity to confidential information.
Responsible for providing a full range of speech-language pathology services including assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the position's qualifications, professional practices, and ethical standards.
Provides direct patient care, evaluation, and establishes a plan of care with each patient within the scope of license, in accordance with the speech therapists practice and as directed by a physician order.
Willing and able to demonstrate appropriate core competencies annually or as requested.
Evaluates and assess patient in order to develop a treatment plan of care.
Develops plan of care program specific for patient.
Provides direct patient treatment, or directs treatment being provided by other members of the department.
Assesses patient response to treatment and modifies treatment plan as appropriate.
Instructs patient and family members in treatment and special use of any adaptive equipment, bracing, or exercise program.
Communicates regularly with referring physician or primary individual generating referral.
Documents daily progress and discharge notes regarding patient outcomes to therapy.
Generates accurate charges for treatment and evaluation provided.
Participates in departmental quality improvement programs on an on-going basis.
Plans and develops educational programs for department, medical staff, hospital, and the public.
Maintains and increases knowledge by attending appropriate meetings and continuing education courses.
Attends all mandatory in-services and completes annual educational requirements
Maintains a clean and organized work area.
Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
Support the culture of service excellence throughout the organization.
Actively seek ways to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and participate in professional development opportunities.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Understands and adheres to Bell's compliance standards as they appear in Bell's Corporate Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
· Computer and/or keyboarding skills required.
· Excellent human relations and oral/written communication.
· Excellent organizational abilities.
· Demonstrated teamwork skills.
· Demonstrated adaptability.
· Demonstrates a positive attitude towards initiating continuous improvement.
· Ability to respond appropriately even in challenging situations.
· Ability to work without direct supervision.
_MINIMUM LEVEL OF REQUIRED PREPARATION AND TRAINING/POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:_
Education, Training and Experience Required:
· Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
· Doctorate in Speech/Language Pathology
· 2-3 years prior experience as a Speech Therapist.
_ _ Licensure/Certification: Required: Certification from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Michigan Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist Primary Source Verification: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
/CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION OF ALL REQUIRED CREDENTIALS. / / / /THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED ABOVE ARE INTENDED TO REPRESENT THE MINIMUM SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE LEVELS ASSOCIATED WITH PERFORMING THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CONTAINED IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION. THE QUALIFICATIONS SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED AS EXPRESSING ABSOLUTE EMPLOYMENT OR PROMOTIONAL STANDARDS, BUT AS GENERAL GUIDELINES THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ALONG WITH OTHER JOB-RELATED SELECTION OR PROMOTIONAL CRITERIA./ / / *Physical Requirements:/[This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in the description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.]:/
1. Frequently required to sit and stand for extended periods. 2. Requires frequent sitting and walking. 3. Overall dexterity is required frequently, including handling, reaching, grasping, bending, fingering, and feeling. 4. Requires periodic climbing or balancing. 5. Requires frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. 6. Must be able to communicate verbally in person, and on the phone. 7. Requires frequent lifting of up to 20 pounds, periodic lifting of up to 50 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds. 8. Must be able to hear in normal range for telephone. 9. Overall vision is necessary including close-up, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
1. Occasionally requires work near moving mechanical parts. 2. May be exposed, occasionally, to blood borne pathogens. 3. May occasionally be as risk of electrical shock. 4. Works in moderate noise conditions.
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Title: Speech Therapist PRN
Requisition ID: 7442-583