The Therapy Playce/ O.T. Works
Evaluates and treats patients referred to the Speech Therapy department. Documents patient evaluation, plan of care, progress and discharge status.
- Knows and adheres to the code of ethics and all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety, medical information.
- Accurately evaluates patients with communication and/or swallowing disorders appropriate and consistent with patient diagnosis.
- Develops goal-oriented treatment plans, interventions, educational materials based upon evaluation results and patient input, establishes functional, measurable and attainable goals and performs reassessment and updating/modification of goals based on client progress.
- Clinical Treatment: Administers individualized and effective treatment procedures through engagement of client using interpersonal dynamics (including home exercise and self-treatment plans and family education) to assist patient towards goal achievement Provides information regarding diagnosis and prognosis of therapy, recognizes contradictions or adverse responses to therapy and adjusts treatment accordingly, provides recommendations and discharge planning as appropriate for the anticipated needs of the patient.
- Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports, billing information, treatment plans, required documentation, quarterly reports, screening results, etc.). and/or other written materials (e.g. activity logs, correspondence, memos, etc.) as required.
- Makes appropriate recommendations and referrals for additional services. Consults and collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. parents, teachers, physicians, other rehabilitation disciplines, team members, other professionals, etc.) for the purpose of coordination of treatment strategies, communicating information, resolving issues and providing services.
- Maintains and increases professional competency by participating in continued education and annual review. Provides in-service for staff after attending courses and conducts in?service training programs in the community regarding speech therapy services.
- Participates in team meetings and client treatment planning meetings.
- Actively demonstrates the company's mission and core values, and conducts oneself professionally at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
OTHER JOB DUTIES
- Must possess excellent organizational, time management, verbal and written skills. Judgment, problem solving, mental flexibility, and initiative are required.
- Vision and hearing adequate to perform job requirements.
- Physical strength and mobility to meet demands of the job including, but not limited to, occasional bending, squatting and reaching, frequent sitting and standing, and, when appropriate, floor sitting with pediatric patients.
- Flexible hours as agreed upon by the Administration.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the company.
This job reports to Michelle or Holly.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited academic program.
Current Indiana License (or eligible) as a Speech-Language Pathologist
ASHA CCC preferred with prior experience in a Clinical Setting, but CFY encouraged to apply.
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include, but are not limited to: applying assessment instruments; operating specialized equipment used in the treatment of communication disorders; operating standard office equipment including pertinent computer software; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade knowledge in order to meet changing job conditions . Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include, but are not limited to: anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms and disorders; principles and practices of speech-language pathology; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.
ABILITY is required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to utilize flexibility in order to meet changing job conditions. Flexibility is required to Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include, but are not limited to: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; utilizing specialized equipment in communication disorders; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; maintaining effective working relationships; and translating therapy data into meaningful educational activities.