Speech Therapist

San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation | Peridot, AZ

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Posted Date 5/21/2020
Description

Speech Therapist

Requirements
Three years of recent, relevant experience in Speech-Language Pathology
Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an ASHA accredited school, required.
Current BLS certification or able to obtain with 30 days of hire.

The Speech Therapist is responsible for assessing, consulting and treating patients with communicative or swallowing disorders of referred patients. Participates in planning and program implementation; assists with management responsibilities including (but not limited to) quality programs, safety programs, policy and procedure development, ontinuing education training and planning, and development of new programs. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (include, but not limited to the following)

Performs assessments, establishes need and plan and evaluate treatment programs of patients and long-term care residents with possible speech, language, cognitive or swallowing difficulties as part of treatment team of physicians, nurses, dieticians and other therapists.

Assesses communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
Documents events in medical record including observations, evaluation results, and responses to treatment according to hospital policy.
Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of communication disorders.
Performs speech-language pathology treatments and instructs patients or family members in proper care and exercises as needed.
Evaluates chart and reports patients' progress throughout the planned therapy program.
Provides patient and staff education to ensure understanding of communicative/ swallowing condition and treatment plan including developing educational materials.
Communicates scheduling needs with receptionist; attends and participates in staff meetings for departmental problem-solving and goal-setting.
Provides speech-language pathology treatments to home health clients in their homes, and to other contract agencies.
Assists with program development and continued interaction with community groups as indicated.
Assists with writing of Policy and Procedure Manual, Department Quality Program, and others as indicated.
Ensures the availability and proper maintenance of equipment, materials and supplies used for assessment and up keep of rehabilitative services department.stakeholders.
Preform other duties as assigned.

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