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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Staff Speech Pathologist.
Position Summary: Acute care clinician responsible for providing speech-language pathology services independently and as part of an acute care team to fulfill guidelines and requirements of stroke center certification. Ability to work flexible hours/days and additional weekends/on-call as needed is required.
* Performs other duties as assigned. * Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population. * Effectively assesses patients communication function and abilities. Effectively screens patient for identification of SLP assessment needs and assigns accurate FIM and WEE FIM ratings. Uses medical and social history to determine constraints on evaluations. Demonstrates thorough patient/family interviewing techniques to determine functional communication, establish patients understanding of SLP goals for treatment, recovery expectations and desire for SLP treatment. Conducts SLP evaluation according to P&P manual. Confers with Acting Director or Pediatric Supervisor regarding recommendations for patient management. Contacts referring MD to report evaluation findings once necessary. * Interprets assessment findings to patient and family in a timely fashion and provides information to patient /family re: nature of SLP, course of recovery, psycho-social impact. Provides information regarding access to SLP services. Engages family in ongoing treatment planning, training re: techniques to improve communication function. Involves caregivers (as necessary) in planning for treatment termination. Provides opportunity for expression of feelings regarding the SLP disorder. Provides information regarding community resources (support services, web sites, etc.). * Documents treatments rendered and patient attendance accurately and in accordance with departments protocol. Maintains clinical documentation according to Departmental P&P manual. Completes concise, accurate and timely documentation and keeps patient documentation confidential. Follows insurance (e.g. Medicare) guidelines for documentation. Provides verbal reports at staff meetings that are clear, concise, and relevant to ensure representatives at team meetings are well informed. Maintains active/cooperative dialogue with peers and other members of the rehabilitation team regarding shared patients. * Conducts group and individual therapy sessions. Implements plan in individual/group sessions appropriately orients patient caregivers to SLP treatment and interprets SLP role. Establishes/ maintains accepting climate for expression of feelings. Uses flexibility and creativity in task design for group or individual sessions and permits patient control and choice as much as feasible. * Develops, implements, amends, evaluates and plans speech-language pathology treatment programs according to changing communication needs and requirements. Uses medical, psycho-social information results of SLP evaluation and patient stated goals to develop realistic plans for patients. Provides clear rationale for all aspects of treatment plan, re-evaluates and amends plan as necessary. Monitors and reassesses functional and clinical programs in a complete manner. Anticipates and plans for discharge. Informs supervisor of changes in patients program to insure coordination of total program.
To qualify you must have a Minimum Qualifications:MA/MS degree in Speech-Language Pathology; CCC-SLP form ASHA and NY State license in Speech Pathology. Continuing education required NYS for maintaining licensure.
Preferred Qualifications:NYS Certification as Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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