The Speech Pathologist is responsible for the ethical, cost effective management, delivery, documentation, and outcomes of professional speech pathology services to agency patients, in accordance with an established physical plan of care and in compliance with all applicable licensure/certification requirements, profession speech pathology acts, federal, state and agency policies and procedures. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.
INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Speech Pathologist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Schedules patients and initiates new referrals
* Works closely with physicians, nursing and other allied health team members to provide timely treatments to expedite recovery
* Assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients with speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive - linguistic deficits
* Operates and maintains a variety of speech supplies and equipment, notifies supervisor of equipment needing repair, requisitions of needed supplies, etc.
* Modifies treatment and treatment plan based on patient response. Interprets treatments and progress to the patient, their family and other health care professionals
* Provides all required documentation on each patient to include an evaluation with clinical history, subjective and objective data, goals and plan of treatment, progress notes, re-assessments, discharge summary, in a timely manner
Reports to assigned Supervisor, Manager, or Director.
Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Sedentary (exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): No
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.
Possible threat of physical injury (especially back injuries). Exposure to communicable diseases and bloodborne pathogens. Exposure to radiation. Frequently must deal with agitated, confused patients. May assist with toileting activities of patients. Copes with high caseload and multiple demands. Frequent exposure with all body fluids. Must wear protective clothing and equipment when needed.
All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.