Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Per Diem
Responsible for speech therapy services including evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders, and video fluoroscopy swallowing studies. Serves as a resource for staff in dealing with participants with communication, speech, and swallowing difficulties.
- Assesses participants swallowing, speech and language, and feeding dysfunction and restorative potential.
- Performs evaluations and assessments within 48 hours of receiving MD order.
- Performs written or electronic evaluations.
- Determines patient and family needs related to cognition swallowing, and speech and language function.
- Discusses with patient and family to identify patient goals and expectations.
- Develops a comprehensive care plan for each patient.
- Plans and performs therapeutic interventions to restore function and enhance quality of life to the greatest extent possible.
- Plans individual therapy interventions.
- Establishes priority areas of treatment.
- Provides speech therapy services to restore impaired speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
- May include treatment program to improve cognition, swallowing function and correct disorders, improve communication and speech ability, and correct disorders.
- Establishes suitable and achievable treatment goal, which contain time frames.
- Provides individual therapy for patients as needed or prescribed in the care plan.
- Performs the appropriate clinical tests and measurements to improve function whenever possible.
- Prepares the patient for treatment by explaining the treatment process and positioning for comfort, safety, and optimal response.
- Performs appropriate documentation in all areas of care.
- Ensures completeness of documentation of all clinical services rendered to patients.
- Satisfactorily completes and maintains all discipline specific competencies.
- Maintains statistical records as required.
- Determines equipment and supply needs and utilizes budget resources to obtain.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
EducationMaster's Degree-Speech Pathology (Required)
ExperienceMinimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)Licensed Speech Language Pathologist (Pennsylvania) - State of Pennsylvania; Certificate of Clinical Competence - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
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