The Speech-Language Pathologist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Speech-Language Pathologist provides safe and effective speech-language and swallowing services including the evaluation and treatment of persons with speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluates, analyzes, selects and applies goal directed interventions for the treatment or prevention of these impairments/functional limitations in order to achieve maximum independence. This role completes documentation per hospital policy and submits charges in a timely manner. The SLP has the ultimate responsibility for the provision of services including the supervision of speech-language pathology support personnel. This is an on-call/PRN position with opportunities to work at any of our network locations, which includes Wheaton, Downers Grove, Palos Heights, Elmhurst, Homer Glen, and Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois.
- Assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients and provides speech-language evaluations, modalities and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.
- Selects, administers, and adapts the content of patient evaluations according to the ASHA Preferred Practice Patterns and Marianjoy's clinical protocols. Interprets formal and informal evaluation results to identify patient strengths, impairments, and functional limitations.
- Recommends the appropriate frequency and duration of treatment based on results of evaluations.
- Establishes functional, objective and measurable goals in accordance with the patients diagnosis, level of function, age, length of stay, pre-morbid level of functioning, discharge disposition and patient/family goals.
- Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of those patients being treated by students.
- Appropriately selects, applies, and modifies treatment interventions to insure achievement of treatment goals.
- Provides education, training and counseling to the patient, family and caregiver regarding evaluation results, treatment techniques and prognosis.
- Terminates service when maximum benefit is achieved, completes a comprehensive discharge plan based on age, diagnosis, support, cultural background, physical and cognitive strengths and limitations, and goal attainment.
- Makes appropriate and judicious use of doubled, grouped, and/or joint treatment sessions.
- Maintains productivity level of direct patient care, as outlined by Marianjoy policy.
- Maintains treatment area, equipment and supply inventory.
- Schedules and prioritizes workload.
- Carries out other duties and assignments as delegated by the director or manager.
- Flexible with their schedule to meet patient care and team needs.
- Delivers services consistent with the mission, vision, and values of NM.
- Maintains confidentiality and respects the rights and dignity of all individuals.
- Complies with current ASHA Code of Ethics and state licensure laws.
- Maintains knowledge of policies and procedures concerning precautions, codes, conditions and general safety.
- Based on patient's cognitive, physical, age and functional limitations utilizes safe and appropriate guarding techniques and assistive/adaptive devices.
- Maintains a safe work environment.
- Documents on an ongoing basis all services provided, patient response to services and changes in status relative to the plan of care in a complete, accurate and timely manner.
- Participates in patient-related conferences as needed.
- Assumes responsibility for own professional growth by participating in both internal and external educational events, including integration of best practices into clinical practice.
- Ensures completion of all mandatory education requirements, including CPR certification in a timely and efficient manner.
- Contributes to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the departments.
- Demonstrates a visible working style, acts in a manner that is consistent with and shows commitment to NM Values.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally, with team members. patients and care givers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to program goals, activities, diagnosis and outcomes to facilitate collaboration within the program team and with the other clinical program teams.
- Interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals.
- Communicate suggestions related to opportunities for improvement and maintaining positive relations with all customers.
- Maintains open communication with the Manager regarding availability and organization growth opportunities.
- 3 years of experience in an inpatient rehabilitation and/or subacute program.
- Maintains an active Illinois therapy license to practice.
- Maintains current CPR certification.
Hours/Schedule: IHR (In HouseRegistry) to cover PTO, Leave, or Schedule gaps. Expectation 192 -hours in a year, which includes 4-weekend days per quarterand 2-holidays. But can also accommodate weekday availability.
*Not a benefited position
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