Speech Language Pathologist- SLP, Pediatric School Based Therapy
Join our Pediatric School Based Team, and use your passion for Speech Therapy to help make a difference in a child’s life!
HealthPRO®/Heritage is a national leading provider of highly skilled speech-language pathologists and educators. We hire Speech Therapists who share our vision, work diligently, and provide best practices in speech therapy that will change children's lives for the better. If you are a passionate, talented SLP that wants to help children across the country, then maybe it is time to look at our company.
The following is a list of specific duties, which are considered to be essential functions of this job. The list is not exhaustive as all duties are subject to change. This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers, patients, co-workers and associated policies. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management, irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. While an effort has been made to thoroughly describe the customary manner in which this job is performed, reasonable accommodation will be made upon notification, for qualified individuals with disabilities who may not be able to perform the job in the manner indicated.
• Provides speech therapy services to patients and initiates referrals when appropriate and in accordance with Speech Therapy Department Procedures.
• Conducts screenings of residents at regular intervals to determine need for interventions/treatment.
• Evaluates residents to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated.
• Obtains appropriate physician’s orders/documentation for treatment.
• Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, families, and other team members.
• Develops treatment plan by identifying a target list, including short and long term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
• Coordinates, implements, and conducts treatment and plans with patients, family, and other team members.
• Provides treatments designed to enhance oral range of motion, as well as laryngeal and swallowing capabilities to guide patients towards maximum restoration of swallowing function.
• Provides instruction and therapeutic techniques for expressive/receptive language and articulation skills.
• Assesses the need and makes recommendations for assistive devices, technology, augmentation and/or communication devices and follows up as needed.
• Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with plan and physician orders.
• Develops appropriate home or programming within the community to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their environment.
• Willingness to work with severely physically, emotionally and cognitively compromised patients.
• Willingness to work in environments with risk of personal injury, exposure to infections, waste materials, infectious diseases, and odors.
• Must be able to cope with the emotional stress associated with working with patients, families, and co-workers.
• Must be able to work independently with periodic (daily or less) support and directions.
• Basic knowledge of computers, typing abilities and willingness to utilize computers on a daily basis.
• Documents all results of patient’s assessment, treatment, follow-up and termination of services.
• Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the patient.
• Assess the need for and make recommendations for assistive devices, technology and augmentation and/or communication devices and following up as needed.
• Participates in discharge planning.
• Supervises Rehabilitation Technicians, students and volunteers as needed.
• Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and individual speech therapy programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using pre-determined criteria.
• Adheres to Speech Therapy Department procedures regarding documentation of services.
• Provides in-service education to the members of the patient’s care team and education to the community.
• Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice, company standards, department procedures and standards according to company guidelines.
• Consistently demonstrates sound judgment in the evaluation, planning implementation and follow up of patient therapy programs.
• Reports to work on time and coordinates schedule to achieve maximum performance standards according to company guidelines.
• Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance as required.
• Maintains a current knowledge of law and regulations regarding rehabilitative services and consults with supervisor to ensure that all employment actions are in compliance with applicable regulations.
• Adheres to all documentation requirements of Rehabilitation department, facility, and company.
• Contributes to a positive work team by sharing information, using problem-solving methods, accepting new ideas, constructive feedback and advice from others.
• Demonstrates superior customer service through professionalism, courtesy, consistent and timely follow-up, and positive communication.
• Ensures a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
• Reports all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries and equipment to Supervisor/appropriate personnel immediately.
• Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.
• Adheres to high standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code.
• Adheres to all policies of company, including job descriptions, certifications requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards and patient rights.
• Adapts to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks, and is flexible in carrying out assignments.
• Communicates and interacts professionally and respectfully with others in attending to and meeting their requests.
• Performs all other duties as assigned and as required to effectively discharge the responsibilities of the position and are in the best interests of the company.
• Master's Degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
• Hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech- Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) credential offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
• Must hold a current license in the state of practice or a valid type 10 or be eligible for licensure through completion of the Clinical Fellowship Year
• Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development