Speech Language Pathologist PRN Senatobia MS

Accentcare Senatobia , MS 38668

Posted 3 months ago

AccentCare is a national post-acute healthcare provider with 45 years of industry experience. We thrive on providing patient-centric care and a warm and personalized experience within our local communities.

Your Success is our Success. We strive to provide our new employees with a structured on-boarding process to help you become assimilated quickly, and cutting-edge tools to make your daily work easier and more efficient. We offer extensive training and a wide-array of opportunities for continued education and promotional opportunities.

Position: Speech Language Pathologist

Reports to: Executive Director

Job Description/Requirements:

As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will:

  • Perform patient evaluations in accordance with agency policy and procedure. Selects appropriate diagnostic material to assess all aspects of patient care.

  • Inform the physician of the results of the assessment and recommended clinical interventions and receives approval from physician prior to initiating care

  • Develop and document appropriate treatment plans for patients including selecting appropriate intervention approaches, strategies, materials and establishing treatment priorities.

  • Provide an organized and efficient patient treatment which includes advising, educating and counseling the patient.

  • Present pertinent patient information to physicians and keeps team members informed of patient status and treatment plan.

  • Provide appropriate treatment to patients according to patient needs and within the parameters set by the agency and payer.

  • Determine appropriate goals, which are objective and measurable in nature in collaboration with team members and patients

  • Meet agency productivity standards and uses work hours efficiently.

  • Seek and accept assistance from team members in treatment planning and intervention.

  • Complete assessment, and submit daily progress notes, discharge summaries and other required forms in a timely manner to prevent interruptions in patient care.

  • Maintain patient documents that allow other therapists or assistants to effectively treat the patient.

  • Attend and participate in agency meetings and committees as assigned.

  • Communicate the benefits of therapy effectively to patient and family.

  • Appropriately negotiate the patient participation in treatment, treatment times and treatment plan.

  • Monitor patient response to therapy. Communicate concerns promptly to physician and/or supervisor.

  • Document clearly patient/family ability to perform home exercise program.

  • Utilize and direct support staff (assistants and CHHAs, CNAs) appropriately and in accordance with agency and regulatory guidelines.

  • Schedule/follow the schedule for patient according to proper procedure and informs appropriate persons of scheduling changes.

  • Use equipment and supplies in a proper and safe manner and notify supervisor of equipment maintenance issues and/or need for supplies.

  • Return equipment and supplies following treatment.

  • Promote professional growth by attending, presenting formal and informal educational experiences, in-services, conferences and seminars and/or reviewing professional literature.

  • Monitor and complete required written co-signatures for assistants and support staff on an on-going basis.

  • Communicate patient treatment plans, changes in physician's orders and advancement of patient treatment techniques effectively to assistants and support staff.

  • Follow-up and respond to memos, requests and voice mail in a timely manner.

  • Participate in the student clinical education program and functions as clinical resource for students.

  • Promote agency programs and activities within and outside of the agency.

  • Adapt to environmental changes and is able to apply change to a growth, learning and development opportunity.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on projects and other assignments.

  • Maintain and meet agency and professional standards and practices according to the requirements of the accrediting and licensing agents.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Maintain compliance with Medicare regulations and completes functional re-assessments at the appropriate time points.

  • Maintain effective communication with patients, caregivers, referral sources, as well as field and office staff.

  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited to those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, HIPAA, and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA).

  • Participate in required orientation, Compliance and HIPAA training programs.

  • Report concerns and suspected incidences of non- compliance using the 4-Step Reporting Process.

  • Cooperate with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.

  • Participates, as requested, in process improvement responsibilities.

Requirements of Qualified Candidates:

  • Graduation from a Master's program in Speech Pathology

  • Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Current State licensure or completing a Required Professional Experience (RPE)

  • Ability to function independently, to work effectively with and relate to patient's family, personnel and outside agencies

  • One year of experience required as a Speech Pathologist

  • Must possess and maintain valid CPR certification while employed in a clinical role

  • Sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of work hours.

  • Ability to travel to all business locations.

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