Responsible for day to day Speech Therapy treatments and evaluation of residents’ needs. Is a role model of customer service principles and consistently monitors and implements quality efforts. Ensure that the department functions accordingly to accepted quality standards. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Evaluates, develops, and implements day to day Speech/Language Pathology program to ensure consistent delivery of quality resident care, and is an active member of resident care team. 2. Provide the delivery of SLP therapy in accordance with State and Federal licensure laws. Complies with Federal and State guidelines. 3. Ensures the resident care policies and procedures are followed, in compliance with applicable quality of standards. 4. Complete appropriate screening of customers in order to determine whether the individual warrants further, in-depth evaluation/assessment. 5. Performs therapy duties in all settings RG, OP and CHH as needed. 6. Identifies resident care problems and concerns and contributes to short term and long term goal setting and approaches the interdisciplinary care plan. Informs and includes residents/and or families of their plan of care. 7. Ensures treatments are administered and documented in accordance with State regulations and facility policies and procedures. 8. Communicates significant changes in residents’ conditions to appropriate medical staff and rehab. team or designated individual. 9. Prepares and maintains accurately and timely patient documentation. 10. Adhere to American Speech-Language-Hearing Assoication (ASHA) Code of Ethics. 11. Provides educational and orientation programs for residents, staff and/or potential customers; attends educational programs as mandated by community, manager or regulatory agencies. 12. Performs all duties in a safe and efficient manner and follows established guidelines when using physical restraints/protective devices and equipment. 13. Follows established guidelines when using physical restraints/protective devices and equipment. 14. Demonstrates awareness of potential hazards and reports unsafe conditions to Director of Rehab. and other staff when needed, to maintain a safe environment for residents, families, and staff. 15. Adheres to strict infection control guidelines as evidenced by appropriate use of personal protective equipment. 16. Ensures residents’ independence and right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs in accordance with the resident’s interdisciplinary care plan. 17. Involved in fiscal management of supplies and equipment purchases. 18. Consistently responds to the needs and concerns of residents, families, staff and visitors. 19. Audits rehab. documentation and other indicators for quality assurance. 20. Performs other duties assigned by Management or Director of Rehabilitation.
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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Need to utilize good reasoning skills to have an appropriate P.O.C. and to make adjustments as needs for changes in patient’s status. Must be able to accurately complete billing, timesheets and tally evaluative tests.
Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from accredited facility. Experience in evaluation/tx of adult population including disorders of swallowing, speech, neurological, hearing and voice.
Must be able to document clearly to meet reimbursement requirements. Must have good speaking skills to be understood by residents.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Possess a valid current state license in Speech Language Pathology where applicable or have a certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. Current CPR certification.