Overview

Speech Language Pathologist – PRN | Clarksville Jobs in Clarksville, IN at PAM Health


Title: Speech Language Pathologist – PRN | Clarksville

Company: PAM Health

Location: Clarksville, IN

Speech Language PathologistTheSpeech Language Pathologistwill be primarily responsible for direct patient care, planning and implementing specific treatment programs for individuals according to the principles and practices of speech therapy in the Post Acute Medical System. The Speech Language Pathologist will additionally be involved in the further development of the services. The Speech Language Pathologist must be flexible to meet the needs of the company within many different facilities. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. This is a non-exempt position. Treats patients with ages from pediatric to geriatric.

Responsibilities

Demonstrates competency in accordance with hospital policy, procedures and practices.

Routinely meets with the patient and/or family to accommodate the patient’s needs as indicated.

Implements a functional training program based on the patient’s level of ability (i.e., balance, transitional movement, transfers, gait, wheelchair mobility, and dressing). Demonstrates competency in patient instruction of activities through effective intervention techniques.

Uses equipment properly and instructs patient and caregiver in proper equipment use to promote function.

Implements a therapeutic pool program, if available and appropriate.

Promotes and provides high-quality speech therapy services in the hospital or clinic.

Proficient in accessing research data and implements to support evidence-based practice.

Works closely with the interdisciplinary team in coordinating the patient’s plan of care.

Insures appropriate equipment (i.e., orthotic devices, wheelchair and accessories, bathroom devices) is obtained and safe for patient use.

Prepares written or oral instructions to patients/caregivers for implementing therapeutic home exercise programs.

Provides ongoing patient and caregiver education to include problem-solving skills in “real life” situations.

Recommends appropriate home modifications and/or adaptations.

Completes accurate records to ensure correct documentation: charge sheets, treatment records, and medical record documents, in an appropriate time frame, in accordance with PAM policies and procedures; assures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of charge capture, per system, hospital or clinic/department policies and procedures.

Completes accurate and timely reports for any unusual occurrences which occur to patients, visitors, staff, or self, and actively uses safety measures to prevent avoidable injuries.

Responsible for meeting daily productivity standards.

Assists and collaborates with the medical director, physician or consultants, and other staff members of the rehabilitation team in circumstances where joint efforts are necessary.

Participates in patient care conferences and staff meetings.

Participates in inservices and pertinent continuing education offerings and shares knowledge to promote team competence.

Demonstrates support/responsibility for the overall functioning of the team.

Assists with the maintenance of hospital or clinic equipment; reporting need for repairs and replacements when necessary.

Adheres to Medicare rules and regulations when applicable.

Participates in specialized training for program development when requested by Director.

Qualifications

Education and Training:

Licensed as SLP in the state where the hospital or clinic resides. Current BLS certification required.

Experience:

One year of clinical experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Verbal ability …

Upload your CV/resume or any other relevant file. Max. file size: 80 MB.

About PAM Health