Job: Speech Language Pathologist- PRN


Title Speech Language Pathologist- PRN
Date Posted 2021-05-11
Job Information

JOB SUMMARY:

The speech therapist is responsible for performing patient assessments, developing individual treatment plans, administering therapy and monitoring progress.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Responsible to the Therapy Supervisor and/or Director of Rehab
  • Regular contact with physicians, therapists, nurses and patients

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

As an integral part of our community, Franklin Medical Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality health care and customer satisfaction to all those we serve. We are committed to delivering compassionate, capable, and personalized treatment to our patients and their families, always keeping in mind that our responsibility is to the health needs of the people.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assessing, diagnosing, screening, and preventing language, speech, and swallowing disorders.
  2. Communicating with the physicians, therapists, nurses, and patient as well as family members to design effective treatment plans.
  3. Promptly and thoroughly document and maintain clinical and administrative records regarding patient limitations/interventions, treatments, responses and progress to administered therapy, as well as discharge summaries.
  4. Maintain patient confidentiality, with records and treatment sessions.
  5. Completes daily notes and charges in an accurate and timely manner.
  6. Complies with all federal and state codes and regulations.
  7. Maintain Professional appearance and personal conduct at all times
  8. Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited speech language pathology program
  • Current Louisiana State Speech Language Pathology License
  • Certification/Licensure: CPR certification for Health Care Providers

 

Work Experience:

  • Desirable, but not required

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

           

  • Strong customer/patient skills
  • Thorough knowledge of speech therapy principles and practices
  • Knowledge of electronic health records
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be an effective time manager and multi-tasker

 

Physical Requirements:  This job requires frequent lifting and carrying items up to 25 pounds unassisted, including assisting patients when required.  It also requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, as well as some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.  This job may require exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital environment.

 

OSHA EXPOSURE CATEGORY:  A     

Has exposure to blood borne pathogens

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