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Speech Language Pathologist

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Provides therapy services to all age groups to obtain maximal outcomes.

Education and/or Other Requirements

  • Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology.
  • Licensed or license pending in the State of Illinois without previous disciplinary action in Illinois or any other state, and Certified Clinical Competence Achieved. New graduates with clinical competence accepted.
  • Current CPR card.
    In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
    • Attendance and Punctuality - Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
    • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
    • Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
    • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
    • Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
    • Problem solving - Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.Responsibilities
      • Maintains appointment schedule; organizes and priorities time to accommodate assigned patient load.
      • Meets departmental standards for documentation of care.
        • Evaluation report
        • Daily notes
        • Discharge summary
        • Communicates with Physician
        • Re-certifications
        • Billing
        • Outcome measures
          • Evaluates and treats a wide variety of speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders, hearing disorders, and oral motor disorders.
            • Provides family education as appropriate.
            • Maintains current professional knowledge.
              • Attends all mandatory educational programs.
              • Seeks additional education to update skills, knowledge, maintains professional certification and licensure requirements, and maintains membership in ASHA.
                • Compliant and accurate with all aspects of documentation of billing charges.
                • Maintains the fiscal responsibility of the Department and the Hospital.
                • Actively looks for ways to reduce costs.
                • Maintains patient/family confidentiality to comply with HIPPA regulations.
                • Provides in-services and community education.
                • Supervises students as required and needed.
                • Serves on committees as requested.
                • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director, Managers, and Team Leader.
                • Recommends and implements new programs as directed and as they pertain to the Hospital and Department Strategic Plan.

Keywords: Memorial Health, Decatur , Speech Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Decatur, Illinois

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