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Full Time SLP $3,000 sign-on bonus-Fort Wayne area

  • Job Type: Full Time-$3000 Sign-on Bonus
  • Location: Fort Wayne
  • Date Posted: 2/18/2019
  • Apply By: 12/30/2020
  • Job Description:
  • Primary Job Function

    The Speech and Language Pathologist evaluates and treats patients in accordance with orders from a physician through use of therapeutic procedures designed to address deficits in speech, language, hearing, swallowing and cognition and improve independence, safety and quality of life. The Speech and Language Pathologist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of speech therapy.


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Review available patient information and evaluate the impact of this information on the assessment and treatment process.
    • Conducts and documents a thorough functional assessment of the patient utilizing standardized procedures. Includes home/vocational and equipment needs
    • Develop and implement an individualized treatment plan based on patient needs and containing achievable functional goals.
    • Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines.
    • Record patient progress in the patient record a minimum of every seven (7) days.
    • Revise treatment plans, as needed, throughout the treatment process.
    • Documents the course of treatment in a clear, concise manner, including a discharge summary utilizing the prescribed format.
    • Orient patients to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Inform patients of any potential risk during any procedure.
    • Work with nursing staff, patient and families to maximize patient's use of functional abilities.
    • Establish and instruct patient and family/other caregiver in exercises and therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge.
    • Assist in the referral process when a patient requires additional services following discharge. Maintain current knowledge of community resources.
    • Attend and participate in rehabilitation team conferences regarding patient progress, problems or needs.
    • Attend and participate in other department/facility meetings, as required.
    • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical accuracy.
    • Participate in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, patient/referral source satisfaction surveys safety activities and regulatory requirements.
    • Act in compliance with Vertis Therapy policies and procedures and Federal and Professional Organization regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
    • Promote the programs and services of Vertis Therapy through formal and informal interactions with the community.
    • Perform other duties as assigned and required.

    Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

    • Master of Science degree in Speech/Language Pathology.
    • Current license/certification in the state of practice.
    • Prefer minimum one (1) year experience in geriatric rehabilitation.
    • Must meet the educational requirements for certification and be in the process of accumulating the supervised experience or meet the education and experience requirements for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Adequate computer skills in order to complete required job duties and computerized documentation.
    • Demonstrated competency in applying principles, methods, materials and equipment used in speech therapy.
    • Demonstrated competency in applying the principles, methods, materials and equipment used in speech therapy.
    • Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements

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