The Speech Language Pathologist, Level I is responsible for providing a full range of Speech therapy services including assessment, treatment planning and interventions in a manner consistent with qualifications and standards of practice.
The Speech language Pathologist demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Demonstrates excellent customer service. Greets and services patients and family in a courteous, professional manner. Ensures that customer needs are addressed and expectations are met and/or exceeded.
Contributes to organization success targets from patient satisfactions, quality outcomes and net operating margin.
Assures patient/therapist/physician communications are accurate and complete.
Assist patient/family/physician with questions or concerns as it relates to coordination of care and progress.
Performs evaluation and synthesizes data collection by self and others in an ongoing systematic manner focusing on the patient's status
Formulates and coordinates a goal directed plan of care which is based on determined diagnosis and identified patient care needs.
Delegates, supervises and implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent and continuous manner.
Collaborates effectively with all disciplines to facilitate patient outcomes, readiness for discharge and discharge needs.
Maintains a clean and orderly patient/staff environment.
Removes from service, labels and reports all malfunctioning equipment.
Prioritizes issues and workload effectively
Works effectively as both a team member and one on one
Maintains confidentiality with information in the appropriate manner.
Demonstrates an awareness of self-responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Seeks validation of knowledge base, skill level, decision making as necessary and assertively seeks guidance in area of question.
Provides leadership, direction, encouragement, and feedback on exemplary and unacceptable performance of peers.
Maintains professional standards by actively participating in continuing education activities, quality management activities, in-services related to area of practice and age(s) of patient population.
Adheres to budgetary practices.
Attends/participates in departmental meetings/communications.
Provides leadership as delegated to include expediting patient scheduling, participation in staff selection, contributes to peer performance evaluations, problem solves operational issues and formulates recovery strategies.
Actively participates in orientation, supervision, training and evaluation of students and other staff.
Displays high regard for personal dignity, diversity and uniqueness of individuals (Cultural/Religious Sensitivity; Confidentiality; Privacy; Age specific Needs).
Remains flexible for patient care and program needs
Seeks opportunities to support other members of the team when patient care volumes allow.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Formulates effective working relationships and communication with all staff, patients, families and others via written and/or verbal means.
Demonstrates awareness and sensitively to patient/significant other rights, as identified within the organization. Functions with an awareness and application of safety as identified within the organization.
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care, department function and strives to manage situations in a reduced-risk manner.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate emergency responses and the ability to remain calm.
Graduate of a Master's or Doctoral Program
Certificate of Clinical Competence of ASHA
Current CFY would be considered
BLS certified or eligible
Previous experience. Member of ASHA
Knowledge of/experience with ABA
Preferred PM&R - therapy clinic experience in clinical setting of vacancy
Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures and business operations and how they interrelate to other departments in the organization
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to practically apply medical terminology, CPT-4 and ICD-9 coding, Office computer operations
Third party billing and appeal writing
Knowledge of hospital and/or medical billing rules and insurance claim filing, insurance and/or account follow-up.
Knowledge of medical and insurance terminology.
Minimal typing skills of 40 words/ minute. Working knowledge and basic skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email.
Must have strong written and oral communication skills
Must be a team player with the ability to work independently, as well as in small or large teams
Protects and maintains the confidential nature of information
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Constant talking and hearing
Frequent lifting up to 10 lbs.
Frequent standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, twisting, reaching, and handling
Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
Occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, squatting, crawling, and feeling
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.
It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.
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