PRN to Part-time Speech Pathologist
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
Through a written contract, the speech pathologist is responsible for providing speech therapy to clients in their assigned clinical setting according to agency or clinic policies. The therapist works under the general supervision of P.T. Services, Inc. and works in conjunction with the assigned agency or clinic staff.
1.Demonstrates Skillful Performance in the Practice of Speech Therapy.
a. Regularly conducts physician prescribed treatments in a conscientious manner.
b. Thoroughly explains procedures and course of treatment to patients; allows time for patient questions.
c. Verifies identification of patient prior to procedure.
d. Thoroughly reviews documentation or patient chart prior to treatment.
e. Completes documentation in a neat and accurate manner.
f. Insures equipment is in proper working condition and is well supplied prior to beginning treatment.
g. Demonstrates rapport with patients.
Observes patient during treatment and therapy to insure patient safety.
Identifies and follows safety procedures and medical precautions.
2.Demonstrates Sound Judgment and Decision Making Skills.
a. Always attempts to understand patients needs, and responds accordingly.
b. Demonstrates sound judgment, based on principles of patient therapy.
c. Seeks guidance and direction as necessary.
d. Reports changes in patient's condition or behavior or pain level to appropriate person.
e. Demonstrates ability to assess patients and choose appropriate course of action. Patient evaluations will vary depending on diagnosis but should include: auditory and visual comprehension, examination of oral peripheral mechanism, speech intelligibility, language skills, vasomotor disturbances, hearing evaluation, and equipment needs.
f. Recognizes role of speech therapy in the department and how it relates to the overall function of the clinical setting.
g. Consistently combines ethical judgment with technical skills and functions within the legal limitations of the profession.
3.Knowledgeable About the Practice of Speech Pathology.
a. Demonstrates a complete understanding of policies and procedures concerning speech therapy.
c. Keeps abreast of current trends affecting speech therapy by reviewing professional journals and attending seminars or workshops pertinent to area of practice.
d. Demonstrates complete understanding of communication disorders.
e. Demonstrates a desire to increase knowledge base of speech therapy.
f. Receive and maintain CPR Certification.
4.Functions in an Effective Working Relationship with Supervisors, Co-Workers, Patients and Colleagues.
a. Greets patients and family members in a courteous manner; responds to patients with empathy and positive interpersonal skills. Performs home therapy programs as appropriate.
b. Demonstrates good rapport and cooperative working relationships with all members of the Speech Pathology Department and interdisciplinary health team.
c. Demonstrates positive communication skills in all aspects of professional relationships.
d. Respects the confidentiality of all professional interactions.
5.Plans and Implements Time Effectively.
a. Coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency.
b. Able to adjust and revise schedule with a minimum of difficulty in order to accommodate changing patient and departmental needs.
c. Demonstrates responsibility in completion of all assigned tasks. Completes paperwork in a timely manner according to agency and department guidelines.
d. Able to recognize and prioritize work responsibilities.
6.Functions Effectively in an Independent Manner; Demonstrates Initiative in Job Performance.
a. Performs duties in an independent manner with minimal or no direct supervision.
b. Recognizes and performs additional duties not directly assigned; assists others with duties in a cooperative manner.
c. Assumes responsibility for on-going continuing education; maintains documentation of professional development.
d. Maintains equipment in working order; documents equipment safety checks and maintenance according to department protocol.
e. Offers suggestions for positive changes or recommendations within the department or in reference to the company.
7.Demonstrates Reliability in Meeting Job Expectations.
a. Demonstrates reliability in attendance patterns.
b. Provides proper notification for scheduled absences or illness time off.
c. Consistently is on time and ready to work at beginning of shift.
d. Is physically capable of performing all work related duties.
e. Maintains a professional appearance; adheres to agency dress code policy.
f. Practices infection control in everyday routines.
g. Does not interrupt work schedule for personal matters.
8.Functions in a Productive Manner
a. Completes routine patient treatment procedures in the required time frame.
b. Completes patient treatments scheduled for the day without sacrificing the quality of work performed.
c. Utilizes time effectively, to maximize the productivity of the department and corporation.
d. Willingly accepts work assignment additions.
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