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Speech-Language Pathologist I

MidMichigan Health

This is a Full-time position in Midland, MI posted May 1, 2021.

Job Description

Speech-Language Pathologist provides professional and comprehensive care for adult and pediatric populations. Activities of this position are patient focused and utilize assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation in accordance with physical therapy standards, physician orders, and governing policies and procedures. (20%)* Evaluates the patient’s function by performing formal/informal testing measures to determine the skeletal, neurological, respiratory, cardiovascular status, developmental, social, and cognitive functions. (20%)* Develops a goal specific treatment regime based on assessment data and the patient’s tolerance to carry-out the treatment plan as prescribed. (20%)* Submits a written treatment regime to be included as part of the plan of treatment authorized by and coordinated with the physician. Updates plan of care as needed to reflect changes in patient status. Co-signs verbal orders received by occupational therapist assistant as necessary. (20%)* Devises a schedule of treatment, which is frequency and duration specific to be discussed with patient/family/caregiver and coordinated with clinical support staff. (20%)* Educates patient, family, and/or caregiver regarding pathology or condition, patient alternatives, prognosis, and rationale for treatment through forms of rest, exercise, modalities, and other indicated interventions. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Educates patient, family, and/or caregiver regarding pathology or condition, patient alternatives, prognosis, and rationale for treatment through forms of rest, exercise, modalities, and other indicated interventions. Provides supervision for CFY-Speech Language Pathologist, Home Health Aides and students per affiliate and regulatory standards. Recommends adaptive/supportive equipment based on assessment; contacts appropriate representative and/or supplier to place order and assists in securing equipment for patient. Documents the patient/family/caregiver response to treatment and changes in patient condition per affiliate documentation policies and/or standards and in compliance with regulatory agencies. Completes daily documentation necessary for billing procedures per affiliate policy and in compliance with regulatory agencies Provides treatment intervention and demonstrates competence to facilitate or restore optimal functioning specific to therapist’s patient care area. Educates patient/family/caregiver in home education program using relevant and effective teaching methods. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication with all internal and external customers to maximize quality of patient care including coordination with interdisciplinary team members. Promotes education and development among staff, students, and other health care providers using relevant and effective teaching methods. Promotes process improvement. Assists with program development, Participates in team conferences and interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate. Promote speech language pathology within MidMichigan Health and service area, participating in and providing community education. Function as case manager for assigned cases. Demonstrates commitment to MidMichigan Health and specific affiliate mission as evidenced by customer service, quality of service, and teamwork. Provides speech language pathology services to MidMichigan Affiliates as needed to assist with patient coverage for continuity of patient care. Other duties as assigned. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS Masters Degree required. Michigan Board Speech Language Pathology Licensure required. Current Certificate of Clinical Competence granted by the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association required. Licensure in the State of Michigan required effective 12-7-13. Basic Life Support required. Successful completion of MidMichigan Health and affiliate specific orientation. Successful completion of new hire competency. Interpersonal skills needed for effective verbal and written communication in the English language to interact with people individually and in a group at all levels. Ability to work independently, demonstrating problem solving and organizational skills, time management skills and initiative. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is required and must be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan. Ability to work where employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Ability to use personal protective equipment correctly. Ability to perform essential job functions with reasonable accommodation. Ability to demonstrate and teach selected treatment routines to appropriate professional and non-professional in
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