Evaluates patients and develops speech language programs in collaboration with the physician and provides speech language therapy. Instructs, motivates and assists patients in reaching therapy goals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Job Duties
Responsible for the establishment and ongoing evaluation of treatment programs, plan of care, goals and discharge plans for the patients as related to Speech/Language Therapy needs in consultation with physician.
Makes revisions to the plans and goals based on changes inpatient status in consultation with physician.
Administers diagnostic speech and language evaluations.
Assesses patient status and recommends, in writing to the patientâ��s physician, the need for a rehabilitation program, either restorative or maintenance.
Upon receipt of the Physicianâ��s orders, interprets and implements those services and programs related to Speech/Language Therapy. Ensures these orders are carried out in a professional manner satisfying professional ethics, patient rights and State and Federal codes and regulations.
Assists in coordinating speech therapy program with other appropriate health care providers/disciplines providing services to the patient.
Completes and submits required documentation within established agency guidelines.
Facilitates effective communication amongst other clinicians providing care.
Demonstrates therapy for the nurse, home health aide, family members or other responsible person who may assist the patient with speech and language rehabilitation program.
Observes and evaluates the performance of those assisting in the speech program and provides guidance as necessary.
Re-evaluates the patientâ��s progress and therapy program making changes as necessary and under the physicianâ��s direction.
Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences as applicable and maintains ongoing communication with all disciplines involved in the patient Plan of Care.
Contacts the physician with any changes in patient status or program, obtaining new orders.
Maintains current, accurate clinical records; timely charts changes in patient condition, adverse reactions, problems with informal supports or home environment and reports such to supervisor. Ensures that records are completed the day service is rendered and reflect the current condition of the patient.
Interprets Medicare guidelines. Responsible to obtain prior approvals as required by third party payers.
Supervises and/or executes all skilled treatment programs as prescribed by the Plan of Care.
Schedules patients with other team members.
Instructs and informs RN of the patientâ��s medical status, and speech therapy program. Completes necessary documentation in the EHR.
Integrates the work, efforts and goals or Occupational Therapy with other team members.
Acts as a referral source for staff, physicians on services and equipment related to rehabilitation services. Promotes services offered through communication with potential referral sources.
Provides client/family education as appropriate and documents in the EHR.
Duties and Responsibilities of Agency Employees:
Demonstrates a clear understanding of the Mission, Purpose and Philosophy.
Adheres to ethical business practices by striving to perform in a manner that conforms to the highest standards of ethical behavior, integrity and honesty.
Takes initiative and responsibility for decisions as an individual and as a company. Exhibits commitment to personal and companywide goals.
Participates in the ongoing development of competencies, capabilities, technology and the resources needed to achieve high standards of efficiency and effectiveness. Approaches everything with the passion and desire to meet the highest standards.
Duties and Responsibilities of Agency Employees:
Places needs of the patient first at all times. Care management and service delivery are developed with the goals of the patientâ��s healing and support in mind. Strives to deliver lasting value to our patients.
Strives to help lead the industry through vision, technology, innovation, and customer service. Strives to make a difference in the lives of our employees, patients, and community. Encourages a positive environment and experience for co-workers and patients.
Treats employee, patients, and business partners with respect. Fosters teamwork by trusting and supporting each other while encouraging collaboration at all levels of the organization. Embraces diversity and demonstrates the ability to work together.
Promotes a safe and efficient working environment by adhering to agency policies and procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of all agency and patient related information. Protects patient rights as defined in the patient Bill of Rights.
Maintains proper attendance and punctuality to ensure that the department is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Adheres to departmental and agency dress codes as observed by supervisor.
Communicates information effectively both verbally and in writing.
Attends and participates in staff meetings, required in-services, hospital PI activities and other meetings as requested.
Utilizes material, equipment and time in a safe, beneficial, and cost effective manner.
Organizes workload to complete responsibilities in an appropriate and timely manner.
Observe infection control and standard precautions.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Current license/registration by state of hire as a Speech Language Pathologist.
One (1) year experience in Speech Language Pathology.
Successful completion of a Competency and Proficiency Test and Skills evaluation appropriate for the position upon hire.
Prior acute care experience preferred.
PERSONAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Pass a physical examination after being offered employment and a health assessment annually thereafter.
Able to lift up to 50 pounds, perform one person transfer under routine and emergency situations, reposition a bedbound patient alone and able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, pull, climb, reach, lift, and perform repetitive movements of the upper extremities.
Degree in Speech Therapy
American Heart Association BLS
Ability to effectively communicate in English; both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred but not required.
Strong presentation skills.
Excellent computer knowledge and data entry.
Possess organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Job: Speech Therapy
Primary Location: Sunnyvale, Texas
Facility: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
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About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.