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Speech Language Path Options I

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • To evaluate and treat patients who have difficulty with speech or language.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • Master's degree from an accredited university program in Speech Language Pathology required.
        • Experience
          • One year of clinical experience preferred.
          • New graduate completing Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) acceptable.
          • License/Certifications
            • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
            • Certificate of Clinical Competence (Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) can be completed during the first year of employment).
            • Speech Language Pathology (SLP) license required.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Requires knowledge as demonstrated by successful completion of an accredited program.
              • Requires skills in communication both oral and written, time management and organization, and personnel management.
              • Requires the ability to work independently, adapt to a changing environment, organize and work with a variable patient load.
              • Requires the ability to conduct patient teaching and in-service presentations.
              • Practices within standards of practice as outlined by professional organization and licensing body.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Crouching
                      • Keyboarding/typing
                      • Kneeling
                      • Sitting
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Reaching
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Walking
                        • Fingering/Touching
                        • Grasping
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Speaking/talking
                        • Standing
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Hearing
                          • Seeing/Visual
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Not Related:
                              • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                              • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                              • Rare (1-33%):
                                • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                  • Essential Job Functions
                                    • Essential Functions I
                                      • Evaluate a wide variety of patient types and identify physical dysfunction and functional capabilities to facilitate appropriate treatment of patients.
                                        • Performs patient evaluation on initial visit and follows guideline recommendations to establish treatment plan from evaluation.
                                        • Review medical records to assist in the evaluation process and contacts attending physician to gather information as needed.
                                        • For each diagnosis, chooses appropriate tests and measures and utilizes appropriate outcome tool.
                                        • Functional and appropriate goals are set with realistic time frames. Patient and families are included in goal planning.
                                        • Ongoing re-evaluation is evidenced in documentation over the course of a week or as indicated for patient condition / status.
                                        • Assess needs for additional interdisciplinary services and refers patients for these services.
                                        • Establish and implement patient focused treatment program with regular follow-up to achieve maximum functional improvement with efficiency.
                                          • Treatment plan is based on objective evaluations and achievable short and long term goals with time frames and direction toward desired outcome.
                                          • Treatment plans are appropriate for patient diagnosis and constantly re-evaluated for effectiveness.
                                          • Ongoing re-assessment is evident in documentation and is addressed by modifying the plan of care.
                                          • Content and frequency of the program are adjusted as the patients condition or status warrants.
                                          • Coordinates treatments with interdisciplinary services as needed.
                                          • Patient documentation is thorough and timely, enhancing communication and ensuring completion of Medical Record.
                                            • In accordance with policy, efficiently completes initial evaluation, progress notes, discharge summary and patient progress reports.
                                            • Documentation accurately reflects services provided, patient response and progress.
                                            • Update physician both verbally and in writing as to the progress of the patient prior to discharge or the next physician office visit.
                                            • Follows criteria for quality documentation as outlined by guidelines including all requirements (surgeries, signatures, allergies).
                                            • Provides patient education to facilitate patient rehabilitation.
                                              • Education is evidenced by either documentation, written handout or direct observation.
                                              • When possible, patient will convey understanding of key principles, precautions and instructions by demonstration.
                                              • Utilizes the services of interpreters, child-life specialists, etc to assist with instruction as needed or requested.
                                              • Patient billing is appropriate and accurately reflects the services provided for each therapy session to reflect accurate billing of services.
                                                • Responsible for identifying appropriate charges based on treatment rendered.
                                                • Participates in the clinical instruction of students to facilitate their education and promote the profession and department.
                                                  • Provides supervision and guidance appropriate for each student, to ensure appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients as well as educational outcome of the student.
                                                  • Complies with school/department requirements for supervision/feedback.
                                                  • Assists with program development, including department programs, when indicated to assist with the development of marketing strategies and provide input to the coordinators of these programs.
                                                    • Attends meetings and fosters excellence by demonstration of current knowledge base and participation with program development to achieve goals.
                                                    • Participates in community education through speaking engagements, covering health fairs or other events as needed.
                                                    • Develops physician and staff relationships.
                                                    • Participates and assists with marketing strategies as needed.
                                                    • Demonstrates commitment to personal growth and clinical excellence.
                                                      • Presents a staff in-service program within 1 month of attendance of continuing education course, professional workshop or seminar.
                                                      • Attends all mandatory in-services, department meetings (whenever possible), and required continuing education courses per year.
                                                      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of Treatment, as outlined in the department "Population Specific Competency Checklist".
                                                        • Standard as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
                                                        • Demonstrates responsibility with all job related duties.
                                                          • Takes accountability to cover all assigned shifts.
                                                          • Consistently clocks in and out at appropriate times correctly using KRONOS.
                                                          • Accepts responsibility for actions and consequences.
                                                          • Attitude and communication approach reflects the core values of the Rehab department.
                                                            • Listens carefully, checks on understanding before responding and accepts and offers feedback.
                                                            • Proactively seeks solutions to challenges within the work environment.
                                                            • Adapts, without difficulty, to changes in assignment and environment.
                                                            • Essential Functions II
                                                              • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                              • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
                                                              • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Speech Language Path Options I, Other , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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