The Speech Language Pathologist in a Skilled Nursing Facility environment, diagnoses and treats speech and language problems. Evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors. Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and non-organic etiology. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others.
Post-Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or education deemed equivalent. License
Certification by Arizona State Office of the Professions and practices Speech Language Pathology according to state requirements. May require certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC)
• Evaluates all residents/patients who have been referred by their physicians with a written order. Develops a treatment program including functional long and short term goals for all the residents/patients placed on a Speech therapy program.
• Provides treatment as ordered by the attending physician. Interprets, plan, establishes, and exercises proper treatment program in accordance with the physician's referral, periodically, reviewing the resident's/patient's program and response and making recommendations to the physician relative to the need of continuing or discontinuing the Speech therapy treatment.
• Contacts the physician for resident's/patient's reports and care as needed. Observes, records, and reports to the physician the resident's/patient's reactions to the therapy programs or any changes in the resident's/patient's condition.
• Instructs, teaches and supervises residents/patients, and family/caregivers, regarding Speech therapy procedures as related to the resident's/patient's therapy programs.
• Participates in staff development activities. Participates in in-service education programs.
• Supervise CFYs as per the guidelines set forth by ASHA.
• Adheres to all applicable federal, state, local, facility and company (BHI) maintained standards of care and ethics and policies concerned with the practice of Speech therapy and among other things, personnel qualifications.
• Meets productivity and utilization expectation as established by the company.
• Completes timely clinical documentation to include functional goal setting, progress and therapeutic approach.
• This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will be expected to perform other reasonable duties as assigned
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
• Must be able to safely lift/carry 50-100lbs
• Must be able to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving,
and lifting patients and/or equipment.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with patient, resident and staff.
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