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SLP - Contingent

Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Livonia
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Job Description:

Department:16301_23260 Speech Therapy - SMExpected Weekly Hours:0Shift:Day ShiftPosition Purpose:

Job Description Details:

JOB SUMMARY

The primary duties of the Speech Therapist are to test and measure those patients with speech, language, cognitive, hearing, and/or swallowing impairments. As prescribed by a referring physician, the ST evaluates, establishes a treatment plan, and treats the patients. The ST is mindful of the diagnosis and considers all precautions, indications and contraindications of care.

PERFORMANCE DUTIES

-- Provide effective, outcome related patient care demonstrated through patient/customer satisfaction and goal accomplishment.

-- Practices understanding and compliance with all legal, regulatory and reimbursement criteria.

-- Documentation must be concise, objective, and legible. Content should meet all reimbursement criteria and accreditation standards.

-- Able to identify patient barriers to learning and is able to incorporate appropriate teaching methodology to ensure patient/family understanding.

-- Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth and maintaining current day treatment skills.

-- Able to effectively organize responsibilities so that maximal patient contacts and efficiency are achieved.

-- Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with all patient care team members.

-- Demonstrates flexibility with changing patient volumes and types. Responds to departmental change in a supportive manner.

-- Provides education to hospital employees and the community at large as requested.

-- AGE SPECIFIC CRITERIA This position does provide patient care.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.

Ages of Patients Served by the assigned unit

Infancy (Birth to 1 year)

School Age (6 to 12 years)

Adulthood (30 to 65 years)

Toddler (1 to 3 years)

Adolescent (12 to 18 years)

Elderly (65 to death)

Preschool (3 to 6 years)

Young Adult (18 to 30 years)

All Age Groups (Birth & above)

SERVICE EXCELLENCE STANDARDS

Maintains a working knowledge of St. Mary Mercy's Service Excellence standards and incorporates them into daily activities in order to ensure that all customers are treated in a manner consistent with St. Mary Mercy's and Trinity Health's mission.

The Standards are: Appearance, Attitude, Respect, Responsiveness, Courtesy, Communication.

STEWARDSHIP

Demonstrates adherence to Trinity Health's Compliance Integrity Program, code of Ethics, as well as other policies of St. Mary Mercy Hospital and Trinity Health. Demonstrates punctuality and adheres to attendance policies. Uses departmental resources in a cost-effective manner and manages own work activities efficiently and effectively. Demonstrates initiative and seeks opportunities to enhance operating performance.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education

-- M..A. or M. S. in Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders from and accredited graduate program.

B. Certification-- Awarded by the American Speech Language Hearing AssociationC. Training and Experience

-- Previous experience in acute care and swallow disorders is preferred but entry-level positions are also available.

-- Membership or eligibility for membership in the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

D. Job Knowledge

-- Must be able to apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and physical science to specialized techniques in the treatment of patients, and appropriately position patients with various conditions for different types of treatments.

-- Able to instruct students, interns, and other care givers, patients and family members in methods and objectives of speech therapy.

-- Consults with physicians and other professionals concerning goals, treatment, and outcomes.

-- Able to assist in the orientation process of other staff.

-- Willing to attend, participate and provide inservices.

DEMANDS

A. Physical

-- Stooping, pulling, pushing, and manual dexterity.

-- Able to lift/support patients and equipment of all weights. Regular heavy lifting.

-- Visual acuity necessary to perceive reactions to treatment and to read instructions.

-- Talking and hearing necessary to convey and receive instruction and provide information to patients and staff.Special-- Willingness to work with realization that errors may have serious consequences for patient, and work with a variety of patients of all age groups.

-- Gentleness and sympathy in dealing with patients.

-- Alertness to detect symptoms of unfavorable reactions.

-- Considerable initiative and judgement in administering treatments as prescribed by the physician and interpreting patient's reactions, developing and maintaining work schedules, preparing report of treatment and results and adapting therapeutic exercises and equipment to patients when required.

-- Ability to form conclusions reflecting patient's progress on basis of both sensory judgmental criteria and measurable or verifiable criteria, indicated by their reaction to therapy activities.

-- Ability to perform in situations requiring directions, control, or planning of the activities of others and to initiate and conduct therapy programs.

-- Motor coordination and manual dexterity necessary when performing manual techniques and handling therapeutic equipment and apparatus.

-- Clerical perception necessary to keep accurate records of patient's treatment, reactions, and evolution of progress.

-- Spatial and form perception necessary to visualize anatomical structure of the enabled part of the body and the relation of therapeutic devices in remedial actions.

-- Verbal ability necessary to understand medical terminology and how it applies to speech therapy; to communicate with patients, staff, and physicians, and to prepare meaningful reports.

EMPLOYMENT VARIABLES

B. Professional Affiliations

American Speech Language Hearing Association membership preferred.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

C. Supervised by: Director of Rehabilitation Services

D. Workers supervised: Therapy Aides, Volunteers, Students
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individuals so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
Definitions

FLSA Fair Standards Labor Act.

Identifies this position as exempt / non exempt status.

Exposure Control

Identifies the exposure potential this position has to blood and other bodily fluids.

Level I = Always

Level II = Occasionally

Level III = Never

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, Livonia , SLP - Contingent, Other , Livonia, Michigan

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