GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide direct patient care and support activities which
build and maintain a TheraEx Rehabilitation Center.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Provides treatment programs to maximize speech,
language, cognitive, and swallowing abilities within each patient’s structural or
functional limitations: evaluates and treats patients, communicates with families,
physicians and other interdisciplinary team members, documents services in the
medical records. Contributes to professional development of self and others.
Enhances interdisciplinary team through professional skills and knowledge.
Demonstrates safe working practices.
1. Provides patient treatments, which meet patient needs, and uses current
treatment knowledge in accordance with TheraEx Rehabilitation clinical
procedures. This includes but is not limited to:
from referring physician.
- Developing effective plan of treatment and obtaining appropriate approvals
patient progress, Performing accurate, comprehensive evaluations.
- Utilizing appropriate evaluation tools and completing accurate evaluations.
- Communicating with supervisor and other health team members regarding
problems, and plans.
- Instructing patients’ families or nursing staff in specified follow through
life style and current and future expectations.
- Interviewing patients and families regarding previous level of functioning and
clinical best practice.
- Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate resources for problem-solving and
- Evaluating patients within facility-specific time frame.
- Supervising Clinical Fellow and other SLPs in direct patient care and patient
2. Writes accurate, complete, and clear documentation in accordance with
TheraEx Rehabilitation, regulatory, licensing, payor, and accrediting
requirements. This includes but is not limited to:
progress notes, and discharge summaries in accordance with TheraEx
- Recording Resident Needs Reviews, evaluations, daily treatment notes,
with billing data.
- Recording treatment charges and insuring that documentation is consistent
details the patient’s needs, potential to benefit from treatment, and progress
- Writing specific, objective documentation, which is outcome oriented and
achieved to date. Includes specific, objective measurable goals.
Director of Rehabilitation, the TheraEx Reimbursement Department, and
- Managing Medicare Medical Review and Denials process in conjunction with
3. Consistently demonstrates TheraEx Rehabilitation interdisciplinary
- Acquiring and documenting consents/approvals for treatment when necessary.
approach to patient care. This includes but is not limited to:
assessment and recommendations.
- Integrating findings of other members of the interdisciplinary team in treatment
- Integrating input from patient and family in treatment assessment and
conferences, patient care conferences, utilization review meetings, family
- Preparing for and providing meaningful contributions to the rehab team
conferences, and caregiver training sessions.
- Collaborating with and informing facility staff in areas of patient progress.
- Educating members of the team in areas of expertise.
- Working with facility to teach documentation practices, which assist the
4. Contributes to professional development of self and others. This includes
- Communicating effectively with discharge planners.
but is not limited to:
- Utilizing continuing education assistance to achieve targeted quality
- Interacting with peer therapist at local acute hospitals and other environments,
and professional conferences.
- Presenting effectively at weekly rehab team conferences, facility in-services,
seminars, professional journals, and peers.
- Maintaining current body of knowledge in areas of clinical expertise through
5. Aids in building and maintaining TheraEx Rehabilitation’s reputation as
- Meeting continuing education requirements of regulatory agencies.
the unparalleled provider of rehab to the elderly by contribution as a
professional member of the staff. This includes but is not limited to:
with co-workers, patients and families, with all other persons involved with the
- Consistently demonstrating TheraEx Rehabilitation core values in interacting
patient’s care, and the general public.
Rehabilitation Employee Handbook and as communicated by TheraEx
- Consistently demonstrating professional standards as outlined in the TheraEx
methods and accepting new ideas, criticism, or advice from others.
- Contributing to a positive work team by sharing information, using problemsolving
facility and TheraEx Rehabilitation.
- Actively participating in and supporting marketing activities as introduced by
and positive communication.
- Demonstrating superior customer service through courtesy, consistent followup
6. Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not limited to:
of Rehabilitation so that safety hazards will be immediately remedied.
- Identifying and correcting safety hazards or notifying the facility or the Director
- Maintaining work areas in safe and orderly fashion.
- Maintaining equipment in safe working order.
- Using proper body mechanics during treatments of patients and during support
- Using universal safety precautions.
- Wearing appropriate safety equipment (i.e., gloves when in contact with the
1. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
relate to medically based speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
- Knowledge in Speech-Language Pathology evaluation and treatment as they
- Ability to supervise and direct assistants and aides. Knowledge of medical
- Ability to work with all types and levels of staff and patients.
- Must successfully complete TheraEx Rehabilitation clinical screening.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited SLP
equivalent preferred. Rehab experience required.
- 2-3 years experience in a skilled nursing facility rehab environment or
4. Physical Requirements:
For Direct Patient Care:
stooping, and reaching while working with therapy patients.
- Speech-Language Pathologist will spend approximately 60-80% of time
For Support Activities:
- Must be able to perform CPR, if required.
at desk or terminal entering data.
- Speech-Language Pathologist will spend approximately 5-10% of time sitting
- Speech-Language Pathologist Certificate of Clinical Competence.
- Current CPR certification, if required.
- Current state Speech-Language Pathology license or license candidate under
- Some facilities may require current state driver’s license.