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Speech-Language Pathologist

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Centria Healthcare

Southgate, MI 48195
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Position Overview:

The Speech Therapists provides skilled therapy intervention and treatment to patients. This care includes appropriate utilization of treatment plans and assessment skills. Careful monitoring of the patient's status, progress toward goals, and compliance with physicians' orders are essential components of this position. Speech Language Pathologists are responsible for teaching patients and their caregivers while preparing the patient and family for discharge, as appropriate.

Speech Therapist Essential Functions:

The ideal candidate must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Provide services in Speech Pathology in accordance with the client's plan of care, established standards of practice, therapy department procedures, and productivity standards. Assess the client's level of functioning, relative to the plan of care by applying appropriate tests for speech, hearing and language disorders. Recommend hearing tests by Audiologist when necessary. Assess the client's communication, oral-motor integrity, cognitive status, memory, problem solving activities, hearing, and speech fluency. Evaluate and regularly re-evaluate the Speech Pathology needs of the client: initiate, develop, implement, and make necessary revisions to the client's plan of care. Initiate diagnostic, preventive, and rehabilitative procedures as appropriate to the client's care and safety. Make referrals to other disciplines as indicated by the needs of the client level of functioning. Instruct and advise the client, family, and other health team personnel in the phases of Speech Pathology in which they may assist the client. Observe symptoms and report changes in the client's condition to the family. Teach, supervise, and counsel the client and family regarding home procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the client's condition, use agency educational materials as appropriate. Coordinate the total plan of care and maintain continuity of care by communicating with other health professionals, attend client care conferences, initiate client care conferences for complex and/or multidisciplinary clients when needed or healthful to ensure good coordination of care. Keep abreast of speech therapy trends and knowledge through seminars, CEU's, self-study and workshops. Participate in in-service and external training programs. Prepare the patient and/or family for discharge as appropriate.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge: Graduate of an accredited college with a Master's degree majoring in Speech Pathology with a current license, Certificate of clinical competency or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year. Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, with internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels Stong interpersonal skills with the ability to exercise patience, caring and concern in new and sometimes stressful situations Develop and maintain positive customer relations with clients and staff Must work effectively and harmoniously within a team environment Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct; adhere to HIPPA regulations Computer literacy, with a proficiency in standard business software applications Working Conditions:

Speech Therapist works Monday through Thursday from approximately 2:00pm - 6:00pm Monday-Thursday. Additional time may be required to complete above work or meet company objectives.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, physical requirements such as bending, reaching and lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. This role will require sitting a majority of the day as well as walking as standing when needed. This role will require close visual activity on multiple computer screens or monitors and the ability to analyze data and figures on a screen.

The above list reflects the essential functions and other job functions considered necessary of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job or assigned by supervisory personnel. The essential functions are used as a guide only and not inclusive of responsibilities and job duties. All applicants receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

Reference: 745451465

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