Speech Therapist Level I, Outpatient

Memorial Health

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Overview
The Speech Therapist I is responsible and accountable for providing examinations, evaluations, therapy diagnosis, interventions, and prognosis in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Emphasis on managing daily clinical caseload efficiently including: effective treatment, and appropriate documentation and billing practices. The therapist I will participate in performance improvement and program development activities in accordance with departmental goals and objectives.

Qualifications
Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Illinois or licensure eligible.
  • American Speech/Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) certification preferred.
  • CPR Certification preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Achieves and maintains 0-10 points on the Clinical Ladder Grid.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with patients, families, peer and other team members as needed for assessment, intervention, and professional development.
  • Must be physically able to lift, support, move patients 50-100 lbs.
  • Universal Precautions Category I.

Responsibilities

  • Perform patient assessments with patients in a specific service area.

  • Assign a speech therapy treatment diagnosis.

  • Establishes plan of care with objective, measurable goals.

  • Provides interventions supported by evidenced based practice in accordance to the established plan of care.

  • Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.

  • Plans for discharge.

  • Communicates with patient, family, caregivers and members of team to promote maximum benefit of care.

  • Provide patient care documentation that meets quality standards and supports ethical billing practice.

  • Demonstrates ability to organize workload and manage time effectively.

  • Maintains positive working relationship with patients and referral base.

  • Demonstrates teamwork by routinely offering to help others or assisting others whenever needed.

  • Demonstrates ability to handle difficult and/or stressful situations appropriately.

  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

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