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Speech-Language Pathologist, LTC

Company: Mj Care Inc
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

\*\*$5,000 Sign-On Bonus\*\*

*SUMMARY OF POSITION*
The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) will evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with speech, voice, cognitive, swallowing, and language disorders, formulate individualized treatment programs, keep appropriate records, and inform medical professionals and family about patient' progress. Therapy helps to prevent communication and swallowing disorders. Services provided in a healthcare environment. The SLP will also maintain a positive working relationship with other professionals and ancillary staff. SLP goal is to meet or exceed minimum productivity standards.
Home Health
Provide home-based services to allow individuals to increase safety and maximize function to keep highest level of independence and remain safely at home.
*DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES*
Essential Functions:

* Provides direct care, evaluates levels of speech, language, or swallowing difficulty, outcomes, and consults with other specialists. Reviews patients functional needs and adjusts care plans to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
* Designs and implements a plan of care for patients based on a thorough assessment of potential development and incorporates participation by significant others whenever it seems appropriate.
* Conducts therapy practice within defined standards of care. Upholds professional and ethical standards.
* Teach patients how to make sounds and improve their voices and maintain fluency.
* Help individuals improve vocabulary and sentence structure used in oral and written language.
* Work with patients to develop and strengthen the muscles used to swallow.
* Determine appropriate diet.
* Directs and supervise the assistance of support staff to achieve patients functional goals, and in compliance with State practice guidelines and Payor requirements.
* Communicates effectively with other professional and support staff regarding speech-language pathology services to achieve positive patient outcomes.
* Educate patients and their families on how to cope with communication and swallowing disorders.
* Practices facility and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
* Accurately documents evaluations, treatment goals, and daily treatment plans on a timely basis. Regularly updates documentation and maintains prescriptions and signatures to adhere to doctor orders.
* Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, in-service meetings, and workshops. Keeps up to date on professional literature.
* Provides direction and leadership to staff and acts as a resource to promote speech language therapy in the community. Provide in-services as needed to optimize care.
* Maintains and applies accurate working knowledge of various funding sources and requirements to insure reimbursement of services.
* Travel between facilities as needed to provide care to patients.
* Provide in-person or telehealth services as appropriate.
* Follow infection control policy and practices of MJ Care and assigned facility.

General Responsibilities:

* Adheres to and supports the mission of MJ Care, Inc.
* Understands, adheres to, and upholds the values of MJ Care, Inc.
* Understands, adheres to, and upholds the Code of Conduct for MJ Care, Inc.
* Promotes continuous process improvements.
* Delivers service aligned with department guiding principles.
* Responsible for maintaining strict confidentiality of information and records at all times.
* Displays commitment to continuous learning, including own professional development as well as sharing information and learning with other team members.
* Safely transport and transfer patient as necessary, with or without assistance, following proper policy/procedure.
* In case of emergency/disaster, safely transport person by stairs to evacuate per disaster policies.
* Maintains compliance with TB and flu requirements for MJ Care and assigned facilities.

Requirements: *QUALIFICATIONS*Education

* Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from a school accredited by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
* Certificate of Clinical Competence is required for SLPs required.
* Current state license and/or certification to provide speech language pathology services in good standing preferred.
* Valid National Provider Identifier (NPI).

Experience

* 1+ year of experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge

* Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office. Ability to accurately and efficiently use electronic medical records system.
* Strong communication skills including concentration, ability to learn, and good listening.
* Accurate problem solving, organization, time management, and math skills.
* Ability to interact in a personal and professional manner with at all levels with internal and external customers.
* Knowledge and skills to care for the physical and developmental needs of the population age groups that will be receiving services.
* Ability to remain calm in emergency or crisis situations and provide adequate assistance.
* Valid drivers license in the state you reside, acceptable driving record, reliable vehicle, and proof of valid auto insurance per state requirements.

*LEVEL I ACCESS*Protects access of Personal Health Information specific to the patients assigned to them for the purposes of screenings, consultations, evaluations, mandatory site-specific meetings, chart audits, payment and health care operations and therapy.*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS*While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to talk and hear; stand and walk; bend and/or kneel; squat, balance, and/or crawl; reach above shoulder level; push, pull, and/or twist up to 100lbs; walk up/down stairs; lift and/or carry up to 100lbs and occasionally more than 100lbs; and use fine dexterity. Specific vision abilities required by this job include being able to read documents, read computer screen, and observe work space. Specific hearing abilities required by the job include being able to hear in a moderately loud work environment (open area with multiple people conversing). Job includes risk of biohazard (i.e. blood borne pathogen). Works in limited space with equipment or exposed to equipment not conducive to pacemakers. Job requires use of protective equipment including but not limited to gown, gloves, and face protection.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Keywords: Mj Care Inc, La Crosse , Speech-Language Pathologist, LTC, Other , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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