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Speech Pathologist

Company: Spectrum Health
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Speech-Language Pathologist is an independent health care professional who provides individualized patient care that assesses and treats speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, voice, fluency and swallowing disorders in children and adults per physician referral. The Speech Language pathologist is responsible to evaluate referred patients, establish patient and family centered goals and develop and execute treatment plans to promote or maximize independence in the discharged setting. The staff speech language pathologist also participates in performance improvement and educational opportunities that promote the growth and development of the department and profession. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Provide initial evaluations and re-evaluations of the patient---s status related to speech, language, social and cognitive communication, voice, fluency and/or swallowing consistent with physician referral. 2. Perform evaluations consisting of a review of the patient---s medical, surgical and social history. Interpretation of appropriate formal and informal tests in the following areas: Motor Speech, Verbal Expression, Written Expression, Voice and Resonance, Auditory Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Hearing as it impacts speech and language, Swallow function, Non-Verbal Communication, Orientation, Attention, Problem Solving and Reasoning, Memory, Oral Motor Function, Pragmatics, and Visual Perceptual Skills. Objective tests can be complex and may need to be adapted due to medical comorbidities. 3. Create customized plans of care that coordinate therapist and patient and family directed goals to obtain achievable outcomes for prevention, intervention and sustainable wellness over the patient---s lifespan. 4. Implement and progress evidence-based therapy interventions consistent with established and modified goals and plans of care according to the patient---s response to treatment. Utilizes and supervises support staff as available and appropriate. 5. Develop and coordinate an integrated discharge plan that includes recommendations specific to the patient---s needs with other healthcare providers. 6. Consulting with peers regarding patient care is appropriate and supported. Formal or informal mentoring is required of more experienced and specialty therapists. 7. Maintains educational requirements by providing and attending in-services and staff meetings on a regular basis. Other educational responsibilities include assistance with orientation of new therapy staff, functioning as a Clinical Instructor with students, acting as clinical fellowship supervisor and serving as a mentor or Friend-at-Work to other clinicians. Communicates with participating Universities regarding skill level of students. 8. Assesses patient---s educational needs, addresses any patient barriers to understanding or learning and involves the patient, family and/or caregiver in the entire therapy experience per the patient---s preference. In addition, collaborates and communicates with other healthcare team members to promote optimal benefit from therapy and quality care. 9. Performs medically necessary documentation consisting of initial evaluations, re-evaluations, daily notes, plans of care with associated certification dates, physician letters, insurance authorizations and discharge notes which provide evidence of skilled care according to professional, departmental and payor standards. 10. Fulfills administrative duties associated with patient care which may include: a. scheduling assistance b. follow through with patient attendance c. compliance with accurate and timely charging practices d. assurance of appropriate referral and diagnostic coding e. utilization of only the medically necessary services and number of visits f. compliance with insurance authorizations and tracking of insurance limitations g. participation in peer reviews h. performance and process improvement projects i. program development j. community events k. any other related activities 11. Promotes the financial success of Beaumont Health. Meets department productivity metric expectations. 12. Compliance with work schedule expectations based on site location needs and hours of operation as required for patient care. This may involve working at other sites depending on patient volume, or other factors. Inpatient work schedule requirements are based on a seven day per week operation which includes availability for weekend and holiday rotations. 13. Executive Function Skills 14. Community, philanthropic, and professional presentations. This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described. STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. A. Education / Training: -- Master---s Degree, Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA) or Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY), ASHA. B. Work Experience: -- Experience in adult/children neurological speech and language disorders, evaluation and treatment, including aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, laryngectomy, stuttering, and voice disorders. -- Experience with head and neck cancer, tracheostomies, cognition, TBI, dementia, and modified barium swallow studies. C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: -- Certificate of Clinical Competence, America Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (required) or -- Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association -- Licensure in Speech Pathology-Michigan (required) or temporary license during the CFY (required) D. Other Qualifications: -- Demonstrate knowledge of growth, development and dynamics of behavior for age-related groups cared for. -- Knowledge of new computer software relating to patient treatment. -- Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary team. -- Clinician needs to be aware of third party insurance coverage. -- May focus on inpatient as well as outpatient treatment population. -- Ability to be flexible, quick thinking in stress related situations and to be resourceful daily. WORKING CONDITIONS: A. Physical Effort: -- May be required to lift up to 20 pounds. Use of computer and other office equipment. B. Work Environment: -- This job requires working in a professional clinical office setting and/or acute hospital setting. -- The work area is typically adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. This is where extraordinary begins. Find out where it can take you and your career. Apply Now clinicaleast Primary Location SITE - Beaumont Children's Center - 18501 Rotunda Dr - Dearborn Department Name Pediatric Rehabilitation - Dearborn Employment Type Full time Shift Day (United States of America) Weekly Scheduled Hours 40 Hours of Work varied Days Worked Monday-Friday Weekend Frequency N/A CURRENT COREWELL HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS --- Please apply through Find Jobs from your Workday team member account. This career site is for Non-Corewell Health team members only. Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment. Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category. An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

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