In need of an SLP as soon as possible to split their days between Monte Vista Grove Homes in Pasadena and Atherton Baptist Homes in Alhambra.
Speech Language Pathologist
To provide direct patient care and support activities which build and maintain a 98 bed Rehab facility.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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:
- 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.
- Developing effective plan of treatment and obtaining appropriate approvals from referring physician.
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:
- Utilizing appropriate evaluation tools and completing accurate evaluations.
- Communicating with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress,
- Performing accurate, comprehensive evaluations, problems, and plans.
- Instructing patients’ families or nursing staff in specified follow through programs.
- Interviewing patients and families regarding previous level of functioning and life style and current and future expectations.
- Demonstrating knowledge of appropriate resources for problem-solving and clinical best practice.
- Evaluating patients within facility-specific time frame.
- Supervising Clinical Fellow and other SLPs in direct patient care and patient related activities.
- Recording Resident Needs Reviews, evaluations, daily treatment notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries in accordance with TheraEx Rehabilitation’s procedures.
3. Consistently demonstrates TheraEx Rehabilitation interdisciplinary approach to patient care. This includes but is not limited to:
- Recording treatment charges and insuring that documentation is consistent with billing data.
- Writing specific, objective documentation, which is outcome oriented and details the patient’s needs, potential to benefit from treatment, and progress achieved to date. Includes specific, objective measurable goals.
- Managing Medicare Medical Review and Denials process in conjunction with Director of Rehabilitation, the TheraEx Reimbursement Department, and therapy staff.
- Acquiring and documenting consents/approvals for treatment when necessary.
4. Contributes to professional development of self and others. This includes but is not limited to:
- Integrating findings of other members of the interdisciplinary team in treatment assessment and recommendations.
- Integrating input from patient and family in treatment assessment and recommendations.
- Preparing for and providing meaningful contributions to the rehab team conferences, patient care conferences, utilization review meetings, family 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 therapy team.
- Communicating effectively with discharge planners.
5. Aids in building and maintaining TheraEx Rehabilitation’s reputation as the unparalleled provider of rehab to the elderly by contribution as a professional member of the staff. This includes but is not limited to:
- Utilizing continuing education assistance to achieve targeted quality improvements.
- Interacting with peer therapist at local acute hospitals and other environments, if appropriate.
- Presenting effectively at weekly rehab team conferences, facility in-services, and professional conferences.
- Maintaining current body of knowledge in areas of clinical expertise through seminars, professional journals, and peers.
- Meeting continuing education requirements of regulatory agencies.
6. Demonstrates safe working practices. This includes but is not limited to:
- Consistently demonstrating TheraEx Rehabilitation core values in interacting with co-workers, patients and families, with all other persons involved with the patient’s care, and the general public.
- Consistently demonstrating professional standards as outlined in the TheraEx Rehabilitation Employee Handbook and as communicated by TheraEx Rehabilitation management.
- Contributing to a positive work team by sharing information, using problem-solving methods and accepting new ideas, criticism, or advice from others.
- Actively participating in and supporting marketing activities as introduced by facility and TheraEx Rehabilitation.
- Demonstrating superior customer service through courtesy, consistent follow-up and positive communication.
- Identifying and correcting safety hazards or notifying the facility or the Director of Rehabilitation so that safety hazards will be immediately remedied.
- 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 activities.
- Using universal safety precautions.
- Wearing appropriate safety equipment (i.e., gloves when in contact with the patient’s mouth).
1. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Knowledge in Speech-Language Pathology evaluation and treatment as they relate to medically based speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
- Ability to supervise and direct assistants and aides. Knowledge of medical terminology.
- 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 program
4. Physical Requirements:
- 2-3 years’ experience in a skilled nursing facility rehab environment or equivalent preferred. Rehab experience required.
For Direct Patient Care:
- Speech-Language Pathologist will spend approximately 60-80% of time stooping, and reaching while working with therapy patients.
- Must be able to perform CPR, if required.
For Support Activities:
- Speech-Language Pathologist will spend approximately 5-10% of time sitting at desk or terminal entering data.
- Speech-Language Pathologist Certificate of Clinical Competence.
- Current CPR certification, if required.
- Current state Speech-Language Pathology license or license candidate under state’s regulations.
- Some facilities may require current state driver’s license.