maXum Therapy (“maXum” or “Company”) is looking for a caring, dedicated speech language pathologist to provide quality care to our patients. 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.
- Provides differential diagnosis for patients with speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Provides written reports to both contracted facility or agency and patient’s physician.
- Maintain high level of communication with MD’s and other staff ensuring a strong multi-disciplinary communication.
- 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
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 reports for both the clinic and patients’ respective physicians
- Complete all required documentation for daily treatments/interventions prior to leaving facility
- Communicate regularly with the MD 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
- Consult with and regularly update the other members of the rehabilitation team 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 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 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
- 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 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. 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 job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with 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
Out-patient clinical 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.