Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Assesses and treats patients with speech /language/swallow and/or neurological disorders. Performs appropriate Speech Therapy evaluations; designs and implements appropriate treatment plans based on the analysis and interpretation of evaluation results. Maintain proper documentation. Reports and records all appropriate data to patient’s records. Contributes to the development of staff education and orientation program. Responsible for personal and professional development. Participates in creating and maintaining an atmosphere which supports the SJMC Mission and Values. Consistently provides positive customer services.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Consistently supports the hospital’s Spirit of Serving Standards, in line with the Mission, Vision and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

2. Follows the St. Joseph Medical Center Guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)

3. Promotes a culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, proper reporting, documentation and prevention of medical errors in a non-punitive environment.

4. Administers patient care by developing and carrying out treatment plans, based on the integration and interpretation of evaluation findings concerning the patient’s physical, cognitive perceptual, language and swallowing skills. In doing so, observes and interviews patients, reviews medical histories including physician’s diagnoses and prescriptions, and administers detailed formal and informal testing.

5. Determines the appropriate therapeutic program and functional training; and administers or monitors the application of therapies.

6. Assists in the development of the Speech Pathology program in areas such as communication/ cognitive/ swallow and/or neurological disorders.

7. Plans, schedules, and markets in services to Associate.

8. Maintains appropriate patients records on a regular basis including evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, daily work sheets; and communicates with other team members; and ensures that documentation is charted appropriately.

9. Completes a manual worksheet of daily charges for services provided, for billing purposes. Enters daily charges into the computer.

10. Contacts and schedules patients for appointments.

  1. Assists with the orientation and training of new Associates.

  1. Instructs patients and families in the appropriate home programs. Discusses and gives appropriate assistance to patients for the continuation of rehabilitation at home.

  1. Participates in activities of the department, such as in-services, hospital conferences and research projects.

  1. Oversees the supervision of students when they provide patient care, treatment, and services as part of their training.

15. Supportive of the compliance program set forth by IASIS and demonstrated by:

  1. Upholds the IASIS Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.
  2. Adheres to and helps to enforce all compliance policies relevant to his/her area.
  3. Assures timely compliance education as requested by the Regional Compliance & Safety Officer and/or through corporate initiatives.

  1. Sets an example to all staff in their daily activities.

  1. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Education and Work Experience: Requires knowledge of general policies and procedures in

Speech Therapy as well as advanced skills necessary to perform professional level Speech Therapy evaluation and treatment. New graduates and experienced therapists are eligible for hire.

Work requires a professional level of knowledge acquired through the completion of an accredited Master’s degree program in Speech Language Pathology

License/Registration/Certification:

  • Current Texas License as a Speech Language Pathologist, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification required.

Skills:

  • Technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills relevant to area in order to effectively communicate with physicians, health team members, patients and families.
  • Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision, in order to independently carry out the duties of the position.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Additional languages preferred.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in the planning and execution of Speech Therapy programs.
  • Leadership abilities in order to direct the activities of support staff.
  • Analytical and clinical skills, including knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology, and Speech Therapy treatments, in order to evaluate patients’ communication, cognitive and swallow status, establish therapy goals, and observe, and document, the patients’ condition and progress.

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