Job Code: 1026124
Mandatory / Primary Skills:
Provides direct patient care to members having communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, and developing and implementing therapy / treatment programs.
Education/License/Certification: Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Completion of a Speech Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Internship required.
Certificate of Clinical Competence and a current State license required.
Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
Qualifications: Significant experience as a speech therapist (usually 4 years).
Previous supervisory/leadership experience preferred.
Specialized training in areas of expertise.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Duties: Evaluates and administers diagnostic tests and provides individualized treatment to adults and children for a variety of communication disorders, voice and swallowing impairment, and neurological defects.
Assists in departmental scheduling, billing, and monitoring of services/quality of care.
Recommends and implements appropriate treatments.
Monitors status of results, and collaborates with physicians when altering treatment program.
Supervises and trains junior therapists and CFY candidates.
Monitors the work, quality and costs of contract therapists and the treatment of patients in non- facilities.
Serves as a consultant on interdisciplinary teams.
Acts as a resource in evaluating SNF patients.
Serves as clinical expert in at least two specialized areas (e.g., pediatric speech, traumatic brain injury).
Ensures compliance with The Joint Commission, federal, state, and local requirements.
Develops protocols and treatment programs within specialized areas.
Assists with community programs, particularly in areas of expertise.
Develops and presents in service programs in area of specialty.
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