Assumes responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and provides speech and language therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
Performs patient assessment.
Establish a plan of care.
Provides care in accordance with physician's orders and established plan of care.
Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.
Plans for patient discharge. Communicates with patient, family, caregivers, significant other and members of the healthcare team to achieve rehabilitation goals and promote maximum benefits of care.
Participates in performance improvement and program development activities.
Provides input into the budgetary planning process; contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided b the department.
Assess educational needs of the patient, family, care giver or significant other and provides education to meet those needs.
Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and staff. Assesses the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions. Complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.
Utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in delegating, organizing and education coworkers and staff. Coordinates and supervises appropriate levels of staff including interns, students and volunteers.
Participates in and contributes to quality improvement process for the department and the institution.
Other duties as assigned
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.
Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
Wears identification while on duty.
Attends departmental in-services and completes annual competencies/education requirements.
Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety, infection control and emergency management.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Certified by ASHA for Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology
Current Licensure as a Speech and Language Pathologist/Therapist in the State of Ohio
Current Basic Life Support/CPR Card
Physical and Safety Requirements:
Good general health and stress coping ability. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Normal walking, standing, sitting, bending, carrying of light items such as books and papers and computer related work. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for leadership, assessment, intervention, and professional development.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
Job : Speech Language Pathologist. Primary Location : OH-Beachwood-CHC Payroll - University Hospitals Rehab Organization : 6781 - CHC Payroll - University Hospitals Rehab Shift : Day