SLP - Contingent
Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Posted on: March 15, 2020
Department:16301_23260 Speech Therapy - SMExpected Weekly
Hours:0Shift:Day ShiftPosition Purpose:
Job Description Details:
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.
-- 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
-- Able to identify patient barriers to learning and is able to
incorporate appropriate teaching methodology to ensure
-- 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
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,
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.
-- 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
-- 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.
-- 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
-- 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
-- Ability to perform in situations requiring directions, control,
or planning of the activities of others and to initiate and conduct
-- Motor coordination and manual dexterity necessary when
performing manual techniques and handling therapeutic equipment and
-- 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.
B. Professional Affiliations
American Speech Language Hearing Association membership
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
FLSA Fair Standards Labor Act.
Identifies this position as exempt / non exempt status.
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
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.
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