Speech Therapist - Nexus Children's Hospital - Orange, CA

Description

 Performs speech therapy for facility patients as assigned.
 Screens, consults, evaluate and develop individualized treatment plans for both inpatient and outpatient.
 Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on the level of care.
 Provides age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
 Evaluates patient response to treatment and documents the treatment plan as necessary.
 Provides information and updates to staff, physician and family members.
 Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
 Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence.
 Communicates results of speech-language evaluations and recommendations to treatment team and patient/family.
 Participates in patient care conferences as necessary to provide updated patient progress and goal revisions if needed.
 Serves as a resource in areas of speech-language pathology.
 Conducts in-services as requested.
 Coordinates treatment activity with other disciplines and team members as appropriate.
 Contributes to the development of improved efficiency and productivity of unity clinical functions.
 Offers positive suggestions/solutions to improve service delivery and unit operations.
 Assists with the development of student programs as requested.
 Contributes to the delivery of cost effective care.
 Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
 Participates in discharge planning.
 Documents and charges daily therapeutic units timely and accurately.
 Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation Services regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
 Supervise the Speech-Language Pathology assistant in direct patient care and patient related activities.
 Accesses and checks webmail each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
 Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

• Minimum of one year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.
• Extensive experience in feeding and swallowing treatment and evaluations, including use of E-Stim for swallowing.

Skills

• Must be licensed by the state of California by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
• Must be certified in CPR
• Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility
• Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.

Education Required

• Minimum graduate of a master’s level program in which is either accredited by the Speech-Language Pathology Educational Standards Board or whose course work and practice meet the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association credentialing.