Position Summary The Speech-Language Pathologist provides direct rehab care in speech therapy to patients upon physician referral in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.
Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements
Must be a graduate of an accredited program in speech therapy (minimum MS or MA SLP)
Must be ASHA certified (CCCs) OR must be eligible for 9-month Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) in order to earn ASHA certification (CCCs) and/or meeting ASHA credentialing criteria. Once achieved, must maintain ASHA credentialing.
Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.
One (1) year experience in post-acute care or related setting preferred
Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.
Must be able to establish, assess, and modify realistic, measurable, timely, and functional goals
(SLP-CCC only) Must be able to oversee and evaluate care given by SLP-CFYs
(SLP-CFY only) Must be able to follow speech therapy treatment plans for patients under direction of the supervising SLP-CCC and in accordance with Federal and State guidelines
Must be able to chart appropriately and timely
Must be able to utilize therapy software appropriately and accurately
Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
Benefits for Full-Time Associates
medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage
paid vacation, sick days and holidays
Specific Job Requirements
Participates in community health matters/projects as appropriate
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and e-mail
Liaisons with patients, families, support departments, etc., to adequately plan for patient needs
Must demonstrate good body mechanics at all times
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient care,, documentation and therapy software responsibilities, patient rights, and safety and sanitation
Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training
As a privately owned company, Life Care distinguishes itself with more than 46 years of experience, stability, and success.Our modern, well-maintained buildings offer strong multidisciplinary teams, specialty programs, and opportunities for continuing education.Life Care operates more than 210 skilled nursing facilities in 28 states and employs more than 38,000 associates.The goal of each facility is to be a full partner in the continuum of health-care services in the community in which it operates. Our facilities specialize in skilled nursing, post-acute care, and inpatient and outpatient therapy in well-equipped, onsite rehabilitation gyms. Many of our centers provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care.Our associates are key to Life Care's growth and commitment to providing quality patient care. We recognize that positive patient and facility outcomes only happen with dedicated, engaged associates who are driven by excellence.
The AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students