Speech-Language Pathologist (6191)
interface rehab, inc. (“interface” or “Company”) is looking for a caring, dedicated speech language therapist to provide quality care to the residents. The Speech Language Therapist (“SLP”) evaluates patients with communication disorders and swallowing deficits, plans and implements patient treatment, plans and coordinates patient discharge, and prepares detailed progress reports and appropriate patient documentation. The SLP will also consult with the rehab team in order to coordinate the most effective speech therapy program.
interface rehab, inc. is a patient-driven, innovative, long-term contract and full-service rehabilitation company that was established in 1995. We provide physical, speech, and occupational therapy services in various long-term care, skilled nursing, and acute care facilities.
We are a team of individuals committed to supporting each other, encouraging team members’ professional and personal growth, and continuously learning new skills so that we can provide top quality care to our clients and their patients. Because our success depends upon the dedication of our employees, we are highly selective in choosing new members of our team.
Responsibilities and Duties
Essential Responsibilities and Expectations
- Evaluate patients promptly, and within facility policy and expectations, upon receiving physician referral for treatment
- Develop effective treatment plans
- Obtain approval for services from referring physician
- Treat patients according to treatment plan approved by physician
- Provide differential diagnoses for patients with speech, language, and swallowing disorders
- Create written reports for both the facility and patients’ respective physicians
- Complete all required documentation for daily treatments/interventions prior to leaving facility
- Communicate regularly with the Dietary Supervisor and nursing staff with all dysphasia patients to ensure safe environment and diet
- Establish and carry out treatment programs on the basis of diagnostic information available
- Ensure treatment programs meet patients’ functional communication needs
- Educate the patient, family, and appropriate restorative personnel on the specific communication disorder affecting the patient to facilitate patient treatment and recovery while at the facility
- Consult with and regularly update the other members of the rehabilitation team and nursing staff on the patient’s treatment plan, progress, and prognosis
- Maintain strong professional relationships and good rapport with all significant administrative and restorative nursing personnel in the facility
- Assure all required written patient documentation and Company paperwork are completed appropriately and submitted on a timely basis
- Develop appropriate home and community programming to maintain and enhance the performance of patients in their home environments
- Terminate service when treatment goals have been achieved
- Submit all billing logs and necessary information on a timely basis
- Report any problem areas/equipment within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediately
- Comply with State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board guidelines
- Comply with Company and facility rules, policies and procedures
- Comply with all applicable safety rules, policies, and procedures
Additional Responsibilities and Expectations
- Provide necessary training and guidance to student interns as assigned, including:
- Supervising students during the internship
- Providing clearly defined, career-related (i.e., non-clerical) responsibilities and tasks in accordance with the students’ academic programs
- Informing student interns about and ensuring their compliance with Company, facility, state, and federal guidelines, and
- Completing any paperwork required by the Company or the students’ academic program
- Assume other duties as assigned
Physical and Mental Requirements
These physical and mental demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the SLP. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the SLP.
- Report to work regularly and on-time
- Ability to travel, as required
- See projects through to completion
- Ability to bend, reach, squat, move as required by patient treatment plans
- Ability to transfer or assist in transfer of up to 100 lbs.
- Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shift
- Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions
- Ability to operate standard rehabilitation therapy equipment
The SLP will primarily be working in a skilled nursing facility. This is an active patient care environment. This environment has no unusual exposures but safety precautions must be taken at all times.
Qualifications and Skills
To perform the SLP job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the SLP. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Licensed as a Speech Language Therapist in the State of California
- Valid CPR certification
- A completed physical examination from a licensed physician
- Negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years
- Ability to gather and analyze information in a timely and skillful manner
- Ability to manage time efficiently and handle multiple concurrent projects
- Resourceful, problem-solving attitude
- Proactive attitude and work-style
- Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality
- A customer-service focused attitude
- Natural interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong detail-oriented and resourceful mindset
- Able to work well in a diverse environment
- Accept and act upon constructive feedback
interface offers a competitive hourly rate and also one of the best benefits packages in the industry. There is opportunity for advancement and increased responsibilities and compensation within the role.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the SLP position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.