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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr Speech Pathologist.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for evaluation and treatment of patients with speech and language disorders referred by RIRM physiatrist (inpatients) and by NY State physicians in our outpatient units.
- Effectively assesses patients communication function and abilities. 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. May contact referring MD to report evaluation findings.
- Develops, evaluates and plans speech-language pathology treatment programs. Amends treatment plans according to changing communication needs and requirements. Uses medical, psycho-social information results of SLP evaluation and patient stated goals to develop realistic plan 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.
- Conducts group and individual therapy sessions. Implements plan in individual/group sessions appropriately. Establishes/maintains accepting climate for expression of feelings. Uses tact, empathy, and timing in provision of feedback.
- Guides, informs, counsels and provides training to patient/family. Interprets assessment findings and provides information to patient and family in a timely fashion. Provides information regarding access to SLP services. Engages family in ongoing treatment planning, training re: techniques to improve communication function. Orients patient caregivers to SLP treatment and interprets SLP role and 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.).
- Acts as representative of SLP department at interdisciplinary team conference. Provides concise relevant reports regarding evaluation findings and progress to physician and team to enhance their understanding of speech language pathology. Conveys recommendations for speech/ language therapy made by the SLP and discussed at department meetings. Clarifies patients needs and represents patient to the team when needed. Acts as liaison between the SLP department and the interdisciplinary service involved (e.g. Pediatrics, inpatient 1st floor etc.).
- Documents treatments rendered in accordance with departmental protocol. Maintains clinical documentation according to Departmental P&P manual. Completes concise, accurate, timely documentation. Keeps patient documentation confidential. Maintains security of all files. Follows insurance (e.g. Medicare) guidelines for documentation. Documents patient attendance accurately and in a timely fashion.
- Participates in implementing the Health Career Opportunity Program and in training externs in Speech-Language Pathology Department. Designs schedule of activities and observations for the HCO program. Orients HCO students to the department and explains requirements of their experience. Provides supervision to externs assigned to therapists cases to enhance trainees level of knowledge and facilitate trainees professional growth. Assists in trainee evaluation and confers with Acting Director regarding trainee progress.
- Holds morning briefings to review new patients and assign needed tasks for the day. Process referrals to insure patients are screened, evaluated and treated in a timely fashion and in accordance with departmental protocol. Insures that attendance documentation is completed and submitted to secretary for timely service charging and confers with managerial staff on duty to assist in maintaining coverage and ensure coordination of services. Responsible for special duties necessary for ongoing operation of department. Carries out assignment as described in P&P manual in a timely fashion. May take responsibility for maintaining the daily operation of clinical services.
- Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.
To qualify you must have an MA/MS degree in Speech-Language Pathology; CCC-SLP form ASHA and NY State license in Speech Pathology and a minimum of two years' work experience required. Acute Care experience is strongly preferred.
Required Licenses: Speech Pathologist Lic-NYS, ASHA Cert
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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