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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing, MI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Opportunity Job ID: 10200 Sparrow Specialty Long Term Acute Care Hospital Description:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI


Job Description

Purpose of Job: 


The Speech- Language Pathologist (SLP) provides professional speech language pathology services for the care and treatment of patients. The SLP evaluates and administers treatments to patients experiencing speech/language, language-based cognition, and/or swallowing difficulties to maximize patient's communication and/or swallowing abilities.  The SLP promotes the health and well-being of the people we serve.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Evaluate,      assess, and plan appropriate treatment of patient upon referral, and      establish reasonable goals with the patient and/or family.
  2. Educate      the patient and/or caregivers about findings of the evaluation, co-established      goals, method of treatment and the results of treatment and instructs      patients and/or family members in home programs.
  3. Perform      treatments according to the established plan, utilizing all available      equipment and techniques, prepare treatment plans and schedule patient to      provide for individual patient needs within the scope of speech/language      pathology.
  4. Document      in the medical record according to established criteria.
  5. Re-evaluate      patients, assess progress, revise goals to help patients reach their full      potential.  Make recommendations      as    to discharge planning.
  6. Communicate      with other health care professionals, including patient referral sources,      verbally and in writing.
  7. Lead      or direct the activities of Rehab Aides, students and volunteers. Ensuring      that department policies and procedures are upheld and that quality      patient care is provided.
  8. Participates      in the exchange of information with other associates within and outside      the department.
  9. Ensuring      that department policies and procedures are upheld and that quality      patient care is provided.
  10. Participates      in the accreditation process.
  11. Participates      in the planning, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement      activities within department, health system and/or community.
  12. Compliance      with Infection Control Standards, including Standard/Universal      Precautions, Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  13. Assist      with departmental maintenance, supplies and environmental safety.
  14. Demonstrates      knowledge and use of unit specific equipment and appropriate supplies used      to deliver the highest quality patient care.
  15. Schedules      work hours according to patients' needs in cooperation with other      Speech-Language Pathology staff.
  16. Prepares      daily therapy schedule and coordinates schedule with other disciplines.
  17. Acts      as liaison between members of the healthcare team, patients and patient's      families.
  18. Serves      as a clinical resource for questions and provides supportive education as      indicated.
  19. Takes      telephone orders from physicians per policy using “Read back” requirement.
  20. Attendance      at weekly Interdisciplinary Team meeting.
  21. Completes      occurrence reports as necessary and reports to Charge RN or supervisor.
  22. Follows      established HIPPA privacy procedures when using and/or disclosing      protected health information.
  23. Maintains      and protects patients' rights under the HIPPA privacy standards.
  24. Performs      other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements General RequirementsCertificate of Clinical Competency in Speech/Language Pathology from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or eligible for clinical fellowship year.Work ExperiencePrevious experience with adult patients preferred. Experience with bedside and instrumental dysphagia assessment preferred. Experience with patients with tracheostomies and/or ventilators preferred. EducationMaster's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited program in Speech/Language Pathology.Specialized Knowledge and SkillsBasic clinical skills providing speech/language pathology services.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Family Clinical Professional/Technical/Allied Health Requirements: Shift Variable Degree Type / Education Level Bachelor's Status Per Diem Facility Sparrow Specialty Hospital Experience Level Under 4 Years

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