Speech Therapist- Convenience
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A registered professional Speech and Language Pathologist who delivers individualized comprehensive care to patients through the rehabilitation department utilizing therapeutic use of self, innovative technology and collaboration among patients. Is responsible for providing Dysphagia rehabilitation and speech therapy in the hospital and clinical setting to facilitate the development and rehabilitation of patients based on total assessment and written evaluation which is appropriate to the patient’s medical condition to achieve an optimum level of function for each patient.
- Evaluates patients for treatment and designs and documents an age appropriate treatment plan including time frame, goals and assessment of patient’s rehabilitation potential following a referral from a qualified practitioner
- Performs and provides therapeutic rehabilitation services, tests, education and treatment coordination, documents treatment and outcomes and inputs appropriate charges in compliance with the state practice act
- Consults physician when necessary about clarification or orders, treatment plan, patient outcomes, and recommendations for durable medical equipment
- Collaborates as a member of the multidisciplinary team to provide safe and efficient delivery of patient care, patient education, and continuity of care
- Participates in department, hospital, and corporate Key Performance Improvement projects, including smart goal sheet, development and performance of smart plan, and tracking progress toward goals
- Communicates with staff, family and caregivers regarding safety strategies, modifications and options for implementation of goals toward care plan goals
- M.S. in Speech/Language Pathology or related field is required
- Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association is required
- State Board of Speech Pathologist and Audiologist of the State of Arizona licensure is required
- Proficient in fluoroscopy examinations for swallowing deficits, neuromuscular re-education for swallowing rehabilitation, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation; assessment and implementation of tools for oral motor strengthening and mobility and proficiency in tracheotomy/vent patients include assessment of and placement of speaking valve. Prefer quality of life-based outcomes
- Must possess skills in utilizing a team-oriented approach to treatment, specific skills in evaluation techniques, neurological techniques, dysphagia and modification of diet textures, communication disorders and oncology rehabilitation
- Current competencies in FEES/Videostroboscopy preferred
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