Speech Therapist I - PT Days

Therapist 77800 - Speech Therapy Part-Time Days 8 Hour negotiable


Description

Evaluates patients, identifies patient problems, plans patient programs, prepares and implements patient education and provides direct patient care to help the individual reach his/her maximum performance. Position is autonomous for clinical provision of care in their area of practice within their scope and follows standards of care.

Core Competencies

  • Evaluates patients to obtain and interpret data necessary for treatment planning and implementation.
  • Analyzes evaluation results to identify the patients major problems, establishes goals with the patient, and develops and adjusts treatment programs.
  • Develops a speech therapy program for each patient which effectively and efficiently achieves goals and modifies or discontinues care appropriately.
  • Maintains clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patients condition.
  • Instructs patients family/caregiver and other health care personnel in patient's treatment regimen when indicated and appropriate.
  • Performs peer review and participates in performance evaluation through level I therapists.
  • Participates in the planning and developing of existing and new programs, procedures and policies.
  • Supervises daily operation as needed.
  • Evaluates and makes positive suggestions for change in the environment.
  • Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.
  • Seeks supervisor as appropriate.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of speech pathology therapy through attendance of seminars, workshops, lectures, individual research, and review of current literature. Shares knowledge with staff through inservices and clinical training.
  • Adheres to productivity standards established per area.
  • Demonstrates a cost conscious attitude in use and ordering of supplies.
  • Maintains medication security to authorized personnel only.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
MastersOther
Additional Information
Speech and Language Disorders

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
0
Additional Information
N/A

License / Certification Requirements

Speech Pathology license or temporary license.
BCLS or ACLS Certification