Speech Language Pathologist

Speech Language Pathologist

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 12:00am

Butler County Health Care Center has a opening for a fulltime Speech Language Pathologist. This position is responsible for providing Speech Language therapy services to our patients and patients of other entities in the community as needed. This includes meeting the patients’ needs by providing quality care including completing appropriate evaluations, interpreting results, setting attainable and functional goals, planning and implementing treatment. This position requires a State of Nebraska ALP licensure. If eligible, should have a certificate of clinical competence, CCC-SLP, from American Speech Language Hearing Association. Clinical Fellows will be considered. Competitive compensation package. Closing Date: 07/11/2022

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Understand and comply with the requirements of the Hospital’s Compliance Program, including, but not limited to the Code of Conduct, The Compliance Policy, all organization-wide policies for compliance and compliance plans affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

Participate in all education and training programs regarding compliance as required by Hospital policy and as requested by supervisor.

Consistently support the compliance Program through personal example; the provision of day-to-day instruction and correction to employees in regard to compliance-related issues; application of appropriate discipline as required for compliance violations; and ongoing monitoring of activities and work product in areas of responsibility with respect to compliance-related issues.

1. Meet patient needs and goals by providing quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and testing results; determine speech language therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.

2. Prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

3. Reviews requests for speech language therapy and physician’s orders, evaluates the patient by interviewing patient and family members.  Regularly participates in all aspects of patient care, from admission to care plans and discharge planning to assure quality, individualized patient care.  Interacts regularly with co-workers, patients, family members and the general public as needed.

4. Prepares and maintains appropriate, informative and descriptive documentation in patient charts to communicate individualized goals, objectives, and progress, as well as the patient’s response to treatment.  Implements and maintains a system for communicating charges to business office

5. Provide inpatient/outpatient hospital services, patient services in local skilled nursing facility and home visits as needed.

6. Demonstrates proficiency with all equipment and assessment tools used at Butler County Health Care Center for Speech Language Pathology.

7. Develops and maintains policies and standards that relate to speech therapy.

8. Reviews Physician's referral (prescription) and patient's condition and medical records to determine speech therapy treatment required.

9. Promote maximum independence by selecting and constructing therapies according to individual’s physical capacity, intelligence level and interest.

10. Evaluate results of speech therapy by observing, noting and evaluating patient’s progress; recommending and implementing adjustments and modifications.

11. Confers with Physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrate speech therapy treatment with other aspects of patient's health care.

12. Complete discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care workers.

13. Assure continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing and instructing patients, families and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommend and/or provide assistive equipment; recommend outpatient or home health follow-up programs.

14. Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

15. Traveling from site-to-site required.

16. Maintain patient confidence and protect hospital operations by keeping information confidential.

17. Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.

18. Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection prevention policies and procedures.

19. Demonstrate proficiency with computers, equipment and assessment tools used for Speech Therapy.

20. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies.

21. Comply with federal, state and local legal and certification requirements.