Job Description

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    The primary responsibility of the Speech and Language Therapist (ST) is to prevent, evaluate, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders as ordered by physician. In this role, you are entrusted to ensure that the highest degree of quality
    care can be provided to our residents at all times.



    Resident Care Duties: 80%
    ? Provide skilled, medically necessary speech and language therapy assessments as well
    as develop and implement individualized treatment plans to increase client’s
    independence and functioning
    ? Provide aural rehabilitation for client’s who are deaf or hard of hearing
    ? Provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals with
    severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders
    ? Provide training and education to client, family, caregivers and other professionals as a
    subject matter expert
    ? Coordinate and collaborate with other professionals for diagnostic swallowing
    procedures (MBSS, FEES) as ordered by physician
    ? Supervise as appropriate, provisional licensees, students including Clinical Fellowship
    year externs (CFY) and support personnel in accordance with state licensure
    requirements and professional standards
    ? Demonstrate competent technical skills according to current Speech Therapy standards
    of practice
    ? Communicate changes in resident’s condition
    ? Participate in collaborative care conferences and discharge planning
    ? Provide accurate and timely billing records and supporting clinical documentation
    ? Respond to family requests and concerns timely
    ? Coordinate and provide training with Restorative Nursing and other Care staff
    ? Assure resident abuse or neglect does not occur
    ? Observe confidentiality and safeguards for all patient information

    Department Duties: 20%
    ? Assist with training and education of facility and professional partners
    ? Perform screening rounds as directed by Director of Rehabilitation to assess for client
    needs and environmental safety
    ? Provide recommendations to Director of Rehab and other team members opportunities
    for business improvement, safety concerns or other updates
    ? Participation in SLP student development and educational programs
    ? Ensure compliance with mandatory education, training and competency programs
    ? Assist in maintaining cleanliness and tour readiness of the therapy department
    ? Performs other duties as assigned



    Effective and efficient time management skills
    Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to perform the tasks required
    Previous experience and knowledge to provide appropriate care in post acute or long
    term care environment (preferred)
    Knowledge of current Speech Therapy practices and procedures including laws,
    regulations and guidelines that pertain to nursing care facilities
    Current, unencumbered, active Colorado Speech Therapy License (required)
    Current ASHA certification
    BLS certification as requested
    Vital Stim certification as requested

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