Speech Therapist - University Heights
Are you passionate about being a part of a team?
Do you like helping and caring for others?
Are you passionate about delivering high quality care?
Do you effectively communicate with people?
At Vivage, we’re recognized as a national leader driving high quality service innovation for seniors and value for our investors. "Vivage" means "celebrating aging" inspiring our focus to create innovative and customer-driven models filled with personalized and meaningful living experiences.
We are a senior health care, solution driven company which provides right care.. right place..right time. Our Mission, Vision and Pillars of Commitment have come from our collective personal awareness and professional dedication to the importance of each person we serve, each employee we work with, and each business partner we have. At Vivage we bridge today’s healthcare opportunities with innovative strategies and solutions.
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OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
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:
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
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
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
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
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
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Regular
- Min Hiring Rate $33.00
- Max Hiring Rate $45.00