TITLE: Speech Therapist
LOCATION: close to Bullhead City, Arizona
Would you like work at a state of the art hospital that is just over 10 years old and offers a broad range of services?
Would you like to live in an area that has sunshine almost every day of the year?
How about finding a career and life balance?
Where could you go and have a positive effect on patient care while enjoying breathtaking sunsets on the mountains and a mixture of outdoor as well as bountiful indoor activities for anyone of any age?
The Speech Language Pathologist administers, organizes and plans the activities of the department to ensure effective speech pathology evaluation and treatment for inpatients, outpatients and acute rehab patients of all age groups and cultural backgrounds exhibiting a speech, language, hearing or swallowing disorder.
This person provides diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient/family counseling, maintains systematic records in accordance with professional, JCAHO, and CARF guidelines; maintains quality care for all patients through interaction with hospital personnel in a coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach
Provides assistance where communication barriers exist due to speech/language disabilities to enable each individual to reach his/her maximum level of independence>
Provides evaluation and set up of treatment programs for all patients referred to Speech Language Pathology; provides speech language therapy treatment to referred patients; writes and reviews patient progress reports, including charting and reports to referring physicians.
Consults with other rehab team members regarding communication pathways to achieve maximum value of patient teaching in rehab techniques.
Provides correct information on Medicare, MediCal and all other forms; provides correct statistic and billing information for Speech Language Therapy patients
Assess and manages swallowing disorders in coordination with other departments.
Assists with preparation of and monitors departmental budget; attends hospital and community meetings as appropriate and serves on various committees.
Performs pure-tone hearing screening.
Develops, implements, maintains, and reviews policies and procedures for department services, including administrative, clinical and CQI and prepares any necessary reports.
Orients and trains new and continuing staff regarding scope and needs of the Speech Language Therapy Department and participates in continuing education programs to enhance skills and knowledge; trains, supervises and evaluates graduate speech pathology students; supports and actively participates in hospital quality-assurance and in-service programs. Qualifications:
Master Degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited program.
Requires a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
Eligible for licensing by the State Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Additional Info:
Position is Monday through Friday and the person will work 8hr shifts.
Great department where everyone works well together so looking for someone that fits in and has excellent communication skills.
The range is between 75K-95K depending on experience and they offer a full benefits package including relocation assistance.
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