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Speech Language Pathology
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Speech Language Pathologist Full Time
Trinity Health Corporation | Sioux City, Iowa
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Job Description

Under limited supervision, provides services to identify, remediate, rehabilitate, and educate individuals who have cognitive, communication and/or swallowing disorders. Encompasses evaluation, treatment, and consultation with the goal being to maximize functional independence. Provides direct or indirect patient care and educational programs to contracting agencies. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

MERCY MEDICAL CENTERPOSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Speech Pathologist-Staff

Job Code: 2377 Exempt/ 1299 Non-ex

Reports To:Department Manager/Director

Pay Grade: PG 24

Dept/Clinic: Speech Therapy

FLSA: Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: May 2018

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under limited supervision, provides services to identify, remediate, rehabilitate, and educate individuals who have cognitive, communication and/or swallowing disorders. Encompasses evaluation, treatment, and consultation with the goal being to maximize functional independence. Provides direct or indirect patient care and educational programs to contracting agencies. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Performs Speech Therapy (ST) evaluations for adult and geriatric patients. A smaller number of adolescents and children are served.

3.

Demonstrates ability to interpret physicians' referrals with knowledge of precautions, contraindications. Acts as resource to physicians in recommending appropriate speech therapy interventions.

4.

Obtains all available pertinent information regarding the patient prior to initial evaluation, e.g., significant past medical history, present medical/surgical interventions, etc.

5.

Chooses, utilizes, and applies appropriate evaluation procedures (uses those procedures as defined by each specialty area).

6.

Demonstrates ability to informally assess general, mental, emotional, and cognitive status. Recognizes abnormal subtle changes and makes appropriate recommendations to attending M.D. for further consults.

7.

Sets measurable appropriate goals based on estimated length of hospital stay or projected length of ST treatment. Seeks occasional assistance from Senior Speech Pathologist for more complex diagnoses.

8.

Revises treatment plan and goals as appropriate for basic and more complicated diagnoses. Seeks guidance from Senior Speech Pathologist as needed.

9.

Appropriately monitors physiological and psychological response to treatment.

10.

Involves patient and family as appropriate in treatment planning and discharge.

11.

Recommends equipment or materials for patient's hospital and discharge needs using most appropriate and cost effective materials. Seeks guidance from Senior Speech Pathologists as needed.

12.

Participates in individual patient care team conferences and/or consultation for purposes of patient's plan of care and initiates such meetings for specific patient needs. Provides verbal reports regarding patient's status.

13.

Carries patient load that reflects productivity standard of the unit.

14.

Is responsible for written documentation that includes initial evaluations, progress notes, home programs, discharge summaries, statistical reporting, interagency forms and incident reports that are legible, inclusive, concise, accurate, grammatically correct, timely, and meet standards of department/hospital, JCAHO, CARF, outside regulatory and insurance agencies.

15.

Assists Therapy Manager in reviewing and updating clinical protocols yearly in areas of expertise.

16.

Attends Speech Therapy/Audiology and interdepartmental and other hospital meetings. May lead ST meetings in absence of Senior Speech Pathologists and/or Therapy Manager.

17.

Informs physicians and Therapy Manager about significant developments in the following areas in a timely manner: unusual patient or physician problems, equipment problems, and incidents of injury to patients or self.

18.

Is responsible for checking that department equipment is in working condition and meets safety standards prior to patient treatment. Reports defective equipment to Senior Speech Pathologists and/or Therapy Manager.

19.

Participates in orienting, teaching, guiding, and evaluating the performance of supportive personnel.

20.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

21.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health's Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

22.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

23.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

24.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are: We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health. Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of a Speech/Language Pathology program from an accredited ASHA PSB school. Master's Degree required. Must pass ASHA certification examination and be eligible for CFY or hold CCC-SLP. Must have current licensure as a Speech/Language Pathologist by the State of Iowa. Typically entry level for applicants with zero to five years of recent clinical experience. BCLS certification required. Must be able to demonstrate achievement of Staff Speech Pathologist duties and responsibilities within the first six months of employment. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change. Demonstrates ability to assess and treat patients for speech pathology. May be requested to travel within the Siouxland region. When assigned to travel, a valid drivers license and proof of insurance will be submitted to manager prior to travel. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as ""Medium Work"". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

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