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Speech-Language Pathologist

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 by Strive Health & Rehabilitation

Ocala, FL 34471
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Strive! Physical Therapy Centers is looking for a positive and friendly Speech Therapist to join our growing team of professionals. We currently have opportunities available in one of our acute/hospital settings.

Strive! is PT-owned and has operated in Florida since 1984. We are located in the heart of Florida's beautiful horse country: the city of Ocala. Not only is it a wonderful area to raise a family and enjoy year round recreation, but it has also consistently ranked in the top 10% of places to live on a national basis.

Strive! is also a part of Ocala Health, which operates Ocala Regional Medical Center (ORMC) & West Marion Community Hospital (WMCH). We are known for our state-of-the-art out-patient fitness centers and currently operate three outpatient centers specializing in Orthopedics, Sports Injury, Occupational, and Hand Therapies.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • First Class Compensation and Benefits.
  • Working with a Great Team of People.
  • Flexible Work Hours (Full-time, Part-time, PRN)
  • Career Path Planning and Nurturing.
  • Friendly setting, perfect for a learning environment.
  • Convenient Central Florida Location.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews physician's referral and patient's diagnosis; develops patient/therapist relationship by obtaining pertinent subjective information with regard to the diagnosis
  • Performs evaluations on new referrals including identifying impairments, determining the level of improvement and documenting findings in order to develop and review treatment programs
  • Services application of therapeutic techniques in areas such as; cognitive-communication; speech intelligibility; oral motor skills; and swallowing disorders/dysphasia. Additional therapeutic techniques included are orientation, memory, pragmatics, psychosocial expression and/or communication.
  • Re-evaluates effects of treatment in various stages and adjusts as necessary to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Dictates and/or writes progress letters and initial letters to be typed and sent to referring physicians; records pertinent data in the form of notes after each treatment session in the patient's chart.
  • Properly document Medicare forms.
  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home; reviews family's and patient's competency of procedures; provides written copy of treatment to be continued at home.
  • Communicates with physicians or their staff by phone or in writing to obtain additional patient information.
  • May suggest revisions in treatment as appropriate.
  • Utilizes effective communication skills with physicians, patients, families, insurance carriers, caseworkers, and co-workers, etc.
  • Orients, instructs and directs work activities of technicians and students.
  • Participates in QA and staff meetings (professional and general).
  • Complies with Florida requirements for licensure (i.e. ethical conduct, continuing education, and license renewal).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited program, Master's degree preferred.
  • Current professional licensure to practice in Florida
  • Ability to read and write

Reference: 749894275

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