Speech Language Pathologist (PRN)
Curahealth Hospitals Westminster, CO
- Posted: 23 days ago
The Speech/Language Pathologist is responsible for the assessment and treatment of referred patients who are experiencing rehabilitation diagnosis or medical surgical conditions requiring rehabilitation. Provides services for the prevention, identification, diagnosis, consultation, education, and rehabilitation of patients with acquired communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Serve as clinical instructors for graduate students in speech pathology, clinical fellows, and other medical professionals. Works closely with the patient, family, and other members of a physician-led team in providing individualized treatment. Responsible to provide direct patient care to assess their communicative, swallowing or cognitive disorders to improve their optimal, functional level of independence and potential for rehabilitation. To establish and administer a treatment program with specific goals determined according to the patient’s capacity and tolerance under the direction of the Physician. Educates patients and families in appropriate speech therapy methods.
Duties and responsibilities
- Complete initial and regular patient assessment and reassessment in timely manner documenting outcomes and interpreting of data.
- Document outcomes and interpretation of data. Communicate interpretation to Physician and interdisciplinary team.
- Plan, coordinate, implement and participate in treatment plan as prescribed by physician and interdisciplinary team.
- Administer appropriate physical agent; provide training, education, and fittings with patient and family members; report both oral and written treatment and status regarding patient progress and discharge.
- Evaluate care interventions and their effect on outcome; document progress and variances to expected outcomes.
- Perform regular checks on patients and equipment. Maintain clean and safe equipment and environment. Maintain quality control of all rehab equipment.
- Participate in performance improvement activities in department and hospital wide.
- Remain current with literature related to departments for which responsible and maintain an updated methodology, tools, manuals and criteria as necessary and appropriate. Attend all required hospital meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Ability to project a Professional Image.
- Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills. Exceptional leadership abilities.
- Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, EHR, etc.)
- Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology, required
- Successful completion of a national exam in speech language pathology
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Speech Language Pathology licensure, in good standing, within and by the state of work.
- Must maintain current BLS certification throughout employment.
- Ability to continuously stand, walk, talk, hear and feel.
- Ability to frequently sit, push/pull, lift and reach.
- Ability to occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell.
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Curahealth Operates Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) Hospitals with medical rehabilitation programs. Curahealth specializes in the treatment of medically complex patients who require individualized, interdisciplinary acute care for an extended recovery time.