Speech Language Pathologist
Corry Memorial Hospital
The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering speech therapy modalities of treatment as prescribed by a licensed physician in an effort to diagnose and remediate speech, language, voice, fluency, cog coma and swallowing disorders.
Characteristic job tasks and responsibilities:
· Review physician orders, patient‘s condition and medical records to determine speech therapy treatment required.
- · Evaluate and diagnose speech, language, communication and swallow abilities and level of function.
- · Plan and implement written treatment programs based on evaluations and patient data.
- · Assess and implement treatment based on level of function and learning needs.
- · Identify and evaluate the effects of treatment at various stages of rehabilitation and adjust the treatment to achieve the maximum benefit for the patient.
- · Be involved with family education activities that promote community living and well-being.
- · Educate the patient and/or caregivers to enhance functional independence.
- · Record treatment, response, and progress in the electronic medical record.
- · Adhere to all HIPPA procedures and guidelines in accordance with LECOM Health’s standard of excellence.
- · Direct work activities of assistants and/or students.
- Meets the patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining speech therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
- Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment; recommending outpatient or home health follow-up programs.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
- Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
- Maintains open communication with Director of Rehabilitation regarding scheduling and changes.
LECOM Health’s full time employees enjoy the availability of an industry leading benefits package along with competitive wages. Enhanced benefits include Highmark Blue Cross / Blue Shield Health Insurance starting at only $40 a month! Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance is provided to all Full Time employees at no cost. The Health System also offers an excellent 403(b) Retirement Plan to all employees working in excess of 1,000 hours in a year, with an employer match of 100% after completing one year of service.