Comfort Keepers has an exciting opportunity for a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to join our team. We currently have a full-time contract SLP position and are seeking to fill the position with an energetic and professional SLP that wants to work with an award winning and fast growing Trauma 1 hospital.
Evaluates the patient's rehabilitation needs, establishes treatment plans and goals, and periodically reassesses the patient's response to the treatment plan. Communicates and interacts positively with other team members, including but not limited to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists, nurses and physicians. Assess and treat a patient population, through physician referral, that includes pediatrics through geriatrics.
Works with members of the health team, which may include physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, vocation counselors, nurses, social workers, insurance liaisons, teachers or other specialists. Communicates and interacts positively with other team members to optimize patient care. Team members may include licensed medical care providers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, vocation counselors, nurses, social workers, insurance liaisons, teachers or other specialists.
Evaluates and assesses the patient's rehabilitative condition and potential both initially and at timely intervals to include the following:
Selects appropriate evaluation procedures/tools and utilizes them accurately.
Selects or devises appropriate treatment methods for patient. Administers modalities and treatment techniques accurately, effectively and safely.
Establishes attainable, functional goals, specific to each patient from assessment results and in conjunction and coordination with the patient's personal goals, as well as the plan of the referring physician.
Assesses patient's response to treatment routinely and adjusts treatment plan appropriately.
Recognizes own strengths and weaknesses.
Demonstrates self-initiative in identifying methods for improving delivery of patient care and departmental functioning.
Implements improvements independently as appropriate. When necessary, advises ST Manager or Rehabilitation Leadership Team of recommendations.
Demonstrates the ability to respond positively to changing circumstances to maximize the opportunity, or to minimize the problem. Always acts decisively and takes effective action.
Ability to interact well with patients, family, public, physician, and other staff regardless of age, color, creed, race, or diagnosis.
Progressive levels of expertise will require one or more of the following: work experience, self-study, special certification or post-professional education.
Hand/eye coordination and precise movement to perform diagnostic tests, and to perform specific exercises and treatment motions.
Ability to communicate effectively and positively with patients, families, and other health personnel.
Must understand patient and family dynamics on a motivational and analytical level. Demonstrates the willingness to work with a variety of patients Ability to interact effectively with patients from a variety of ethnic, sociological, and cultural backgrounds, and from different age groups.
Ability to move between patients and patient care areas and other departments, and to contracted facilities to complete treatments.
Must be able to perform and assist with patient transfers, and to move and use equipment as needed to provide treatment to patients.
Ability to concentrate on and process complex tasks and information, and formulate appropriate plan of action. Ability to assess and comprehend a variety of patient disabilities through auditory, visual, tactile and verbal modes, and to be able to select appropriate tests, treatments and teaching strategies. Must assimilate information from various sources, analyze the information and form the patient treatment plan.
Visual acuity required to assess patient and perform treatments. Tactile acuity needed to complete treatments and assessments.
* Paid Holidays
* Insurance benefits
* Paid Training
* Flexibility in Schedule
* Excellent salary for healthcare professionals
* Uniforms provided
** Employee Referral Bonus Program