Speech Language Pathologist - Registry - Marianjoy
- Dec 20, 2016 Post Date
- 0017717 Requisition #
The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) provides safe and effective speech-language and swallowing services including the evaluation and treatment of persons with speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. The SLP evaluates, selects and applies goal directed interventions for the treatment or prevention of these impairments/functional limitations to achieve maximum independence. The SLP has the ultimate responsibility for the provision of services including the supervision of speech-language pathology support personnel.
Evaluation and Treatment
•Selects, administers and adapts the content of patient evaluations in accordance with ASHA Preferred Practice Patterns and Marianjoy’s clinical protocols.
•Interprets formal and informal evaluation results to identify patient strengths, impairments, and functional limitations.
•Recommends the appropriate frequency and duration of treatment based on results of evaluation.
•Establishes functional, measurable goals according to patient’s diagnosis, level of function, age, length of stay, pre-morbid level of functioning, discharge disposition and patient/family’s goals.
•Selects, applies and modifies a treatment program to facilitate goal attainment.
•Provides education, training and counseling to the patient, family and caregiver regarding evaluation results, treatment techniques and prognosis.
•Completes a comprehensive discharge plan incorporating community re-entry needs, ordering of equipment, providing a home program and recommendations for continued services.
•Terminates services when maximum benefit is received.
•Makes appropriate and judicious use of sessions including doubling, grouping and/or jointly treating patients.
•Maintains productivity level of direct patient care as outlined by Marianjoy policy.
•Maintains treatment area, equipment and supply inventory requesting new materials and repairs as needed.
•Schedules and prioritizes workload insuring patients are seen for prescribed amount of services.
•Communicates effectively with patients and care givers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to diagnosis, functional level and potential outcomes.
•Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals.
•Documents, on an ongoing basis, services provided, responses to services, and changes in status relative to the plan of care.
•Instructs patients and family regarding functional activities, home programs, and equipment use.
Instruction and Supervision
•Participates in the student program following all Marianjoy polices and establishing a supportive environment while supervising students in SLP.
•Educates and provides consultation to consumers and the general public regarding the roles of the Speech-Language Pathologist.
•Assists in performance improvement and supports development activities.
•Contributes to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the department.
•Communicates suggestions related to opportunities for improvement and maintaining positive relations with all customers.
•Identifies personal professional strengths and weaknesses and assumes responsibility for professional growth.
•Participates in internal and external continuing education opportunities and shares learning with Marianjoy staff.
Adaptability and Flexibility
•Rotates services assigned based on census at home/program site.
•Complies with and adjusts to policy and procedure changes within the program/site and Marianjoy.
•Supervises patients utilizing safety techniques and safety devices appropriate to patient’s cognitive, physical, age and functional limitations.
•Maintains knowledge of Marianjoy and partners’ policies and procedures concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warnings, and general safety.
Ethical Standards of Practice
•Delivers services consistent with the established Mission and Philosophy.
•Maintains patient confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals.
•Complies with current ASHA Code of Ethics, and state licensure laws.
This is a Registry On-Call position. Below the are requirements:
Must work a minimum of 192 hrs/year
Must work 24 hours per weekend rotation (totaling 96/year)
Must work 1 summer and winter holiday
Masters level (or greater) degree in Speech-Language Parthology from an accredited institution is required.
Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology, or eligibility following completion of the Clinical Fellowship year, is required.
Two to three years’ experience delivering speech-language and swallowing services in a program and environment similar to Marianjoy preferred. Clinical fellowships may be considered if clinical experience is applicable and supervision by a Speech-Language Pathologist is available.
Current license to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the state of practice (or licensure application on file with the State Department of Professional Regulation), or eligibility following completion of the Clincal Fellowship year, is required.
Maintains current American Heart Association Healthcare Providers CPR certification