Organizational Background:Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility on Chicago's West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for adults and children.
Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed and accredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.
Our therapists see patients through the entire continuum of care, from acute inpatient admissions at Mount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab.
We also have a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides both therapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.
Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs of each patient.
Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized care plan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function.
Schwab offers seven treatment gyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winning therapeutic rooftop garden.
The Speech Pathologist works as part of a large interdisciplinary team that treats patients in multiple clinical areas - outpatient, acute and rehab inpatient (subacute, general ortho, spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke). The Speech Pathologist will evaluate, plan, interpret and implement specific treatment programs for patients with cognitive-communication or swallowing disorders in order to facilitate the patient's maximum recovery potential.
Supervise assigned students and support staff as applicable.
Demonstrate support of hospital and system and conduct self in a manner, which brings credit to the department the organization, and the profession of Speech Language Pathology.
Contribute to the team effort and show respect and compassion for patients, families and other staff.
Position Purpose:Selects appropriate evaluation tools to assess and diagnose a variety of cognitive, communication and swallowing impairments related to functional ability.
2Develops goals and treatment plans based upon a comprehensive Speech-Language Pathology assessment and evaluation.
Takes into account the goals of the patient, family, and/or caregiver as well as rehabilitation prognosis.
Adjusts goals and treatment plans as necessary to meet patients' changing needs.
Provides effective, skilled, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions in all areas of cognitive, communication and swallowing disorders (individual and group therapy). Utilizes appropriate devices and/or special equipment to enhance patient's communication and/or swallowing skills.
Participates in discharge planning, including making appropriate discharge recommendations, and may include educating patient, family, and/or caregiver, providing a home program, arranging equipment needs and recommending follow-up care.
Prepares thorough documentation in a timely and appropriate manner, meeting departmental, hospital, and regulatory standards for initial evaluations, progress notes, discharge summaries, daily documentation, and other documents as needed.
Documentation supports charges billed, demonstrates skilled interventions, and identifies necessity for Speech-Language Pathology services.
Demonstrates effective time management skills and meets department standards (e.g.
productivity, chart reviews, completion of documentation). Demonstrates knowledge of own scope of service including any new regulatory changes in professional practice; monitors own compliance.
Communicates effectively with, team members, staff, other health care professionals, patients, families, and caregivers to achieve optimum care for patients, to facilitate team interaction, and to positively represent the department and hospital.
Qualifications:Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Goal oriented with desire to grow professionally Licensed by the State of Illinois or eligible.
Benefits: Education Loan Repayment - up to $6000 Continuing Education 21 PTO days per year 403 b with Matching Contributions Medical / Dental / Vision coverage Please no phone calls
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