Licensed Therapist / Speech Language Pathologist Job
Company: Brighton Rehabilitation
Location: San Andreas
Posted on: September 17, 2022
The Speech Language Pathologist for Brighton Rehabilitation
("Brighton") is responsible for providing quality Speech-Language
Pathology services to patients and contract facilities to include
assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, provision of
education, documentation, and patient/family communication for the
purpose of assisting the patients achieve optimal functional level
and quality of life in an interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting.
This position reports directly to the Director of
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality Patient Care
Provide Quality Patient Care
a. Timely response to requests for service.
b. Participate in screening individuals in compliance with Brighton
policy and procedure.
c. Ensure plan of treatment is initiated by attending physician,
and is developed in consultation with nursing.
d. Evaluate patients in order to obtain data necessary for
treatment planning and development of appropriate goals.
e. Maintain documentation according to Brighton's policy and
procedure for content and timeliness.
f. Respond pro-actively to the needs of the assigned
Direct Patient Care
a. Adhere to Speech-Language Pathology Department policies and
procedures regarding the evaluation and treatment of patients
referred to facility. Evaluations only to be performed after
obtaining an appropriate order from the MD.
b. Establish short term goals, long term goals and a treatment plan
for each patient in accordance with patient, family, and team
objectives. Plan of treatment to be approved by attending
c. Responsible for reviewing therapy goals, efficiency of
treatment, risk vs. benefits, and potential financial
responsibility with patient and family as necessary and
d. Administer individual or group therapy services as outlined in
the treatment plan and approved by attending physician.
e. Modify the treatment plan according to patient status and
following written approval of the attending physician.
f. As directed, supervise the administration of therapy services
provided by Clinical Fellowship Year SLP, and/or Aides.
g. Monitor the patient during all phases of treatment and supervise
the use of specialized equipment.
h. Recommend, provide, or adapt assistive devices to support the
patient's functional independence.
i. Provide specific training in the use, care and/or application of
assistive devices to patient, family or other department staff or
team members as appropriate.
j. Inform the family or other team members of the specific therapy
program to ensure maximal carryover of training in preparation for
k. Confer informally and formally at family and team conferences
with other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitative
program of the patient.
l. Establish individual patient schedules in conjunction with other
m. Record billable treatment times according to Brighton's
procedures and submit required statistics to corporate office.
n. Participate in FMP, and discharge planning.
Indirect Patient Care Activities
a. Complete MD letter on all patients and deliver to referring
physician within ten working days.
b. Ensure all Brighton's required documentation is completed,
including the appropriate signatures, on all patients in a timely
c. As directed, assists in the orientation and supervision of
Clinical Fellowship Year SLP and Aides.
d. Ensure continued professional development through participation
in facility in-services and outside continuing education programs;
shares knowledge and technical skills with other team members.
e. Attend and participate in professional staff meetings and
in-services; attends and participate in family and team
f. As directed, participate in department program development
g. Assists in maintaining adequate levels of equipment and in
maintaining the therapeutic area.
h. Demonstrate initiative in assisting other staffmembers.
i. Ensure documentation (700, 701, and weekly notes etc...) are
filed in the medical record in a timely manner.
j. Promote Brighton's mission, philosophy, goals and directives in
a positive and appropriate manner.
k. Perform other duties as required.bsp;
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have a clinical background
Must have a professional competency as a general practitioner of
Must be a graduate of a Master's degree program and hold
appropriate certification and licensure in Speech-Language
Must have a current state license, or eligibility via temporary
Must have a current Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) or be
in Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Physical requirements for this position are classified as medium to
heavy under the Department of Labor classification. The employee
must be capable of exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally
(less than 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force
frequently (1/2 of the time), and/or up to 10 pounds of force
constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to move objects, equipment,
and or persons served. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel,
bend or crouch, use hands to manipulate tools, equipment, or
controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, lift, and perform
medium to maximum transfer assists with persons served. The
employee is required to have visual and hearing acuity sufficient
enough to assess persons served safety and ability. The employee
works inside the persons served rooms or clinic and is regularly
exposed to bodily fluids.
The essential functions described here are representative of those
an employee encounters while performing the basic functions of a
Speech Language Pathologist. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the
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