The Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow provides diagnosis for patients/residents with communication disorders and swallowing deficits, treatment planning & implementation, as well as preparing reports detailing progress. Consult with rehab team in order to coordinate the most effective Speech-Language program.
The Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow contributes to the accomplishment of Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow practices and objectives that will provide a high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, and goal attainment.
- Provides differential diagnosis for patients/residents with speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Provides written reports to both contracted facility or agency and patient/resident’s physician.
- Maintain high level of communication with Dietary Supervisor and nursing staff with all dysphasia patients to ensure safe environment and diet.
- Establishes and carries out treatment programs on the basis of the diagnostics information available which will meet the patient’s functional communicative needs.
- Educational instruction to the patient/resident, family, and appropriate restorative personnel regarding the communication disorder to facilitate recovery.
- Interacts regularly with other members of the rehabilitation team and nursing staff on the patient’s treatment plan, progress, and prognosis.
- Develops appropriate home and community programming to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their environment.
- Terminates service when benefit has been achieved.
- Maintains good rapport with all significant administrative and restorative nursing personnel to facilitate a good communication and coordination of treatment program.
- Assures that all required written documentation is completed and appropriately placed on a timely basis.
- Complies with established agency standards and evaluation compliance.
- Submits logs and all billing information on a timely basis.
- Reports any problem areas within each facility to the appropriate supervisor immediately.
- Comply with the State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board Guidelines.
- Must comply with company rules, policies and procedures
- Must comply with safety rules, policies, and procedures
- Assumes other duties as assigned.
- Licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the State of California, or eligible.
- Must have valid CPR certification
- Must have a completed physical examination from a licensed physician.
- Must have a negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years.
Knowledge, skills and Experience:
To perform the Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow job successfully, an individual 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 company Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Entry-level to Experienced.
- Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
- Travel as needed.
- Must be able to gather, analyze information timely and skillfully.
Physical Job Description:
These physical demands are representative to the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people wit disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow job.
- Mental Demands:
See projects through to completion.
Recommend and implement improvements to processes increasing efficiency.
Mathematical ability sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and figure averages.
Ability to communicate effectively by telephone and in meetings and discussions.
- Essential Physical Tasks:
Ability to bend, reaches, or assists to transfer 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.
- Equipment Used:
Standard SLP supplies
Skilled nursing facility setting
No unusual exposures.
Safety precautions must be taken at all times.
THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF SKILLS, EFFORTS, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION.