Speech Lang Pathologist
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Administers a variety of therapeutic procedures and agents utilized in the short and long term rehabilitation of inpatients and outpatients, within the guidelines set forth in a physician’s order
- Evaluates patient’s emotional and cognitive status
- Explains treatment to patient/family/others.
- Formulates measurable goals and individualized treatment plan
- Integrates evaluation into treatment plan
- Observes and follows general guidelines and contraindications for speech/language therapy
- Monitors effectiveness of treatment and adjusts treatment plan accordingly.
- Initiates conversation/interaction with physicians and other health care providers for optimal provision of services.
- Seeks out educational opportunities to expand patient care knowledge base
- Maintains records pertinent to patient evaluations
- Maintains timely and complete documentation of all aspects of patient care
- Documentation reflects patient response to treatment
- Progress towards goals is reflected at least weekly
- Flow sheet documentation reflects quality of patient performance
- Appropriately utilizes departmental and hospital approved forms
- Maintains current physician orders
- Correctly selects appropriate database, obtains and interprets written referral and patient information gained from review of the medical record and verbally from the patient
- Selects, performs, documents appropriate tests corresponding to diagnosis and functional limitations
- Reports to and recommends changes to the physician as needed
Acts as a resource
- Interacts with peers in a kind and professional manner
- Consistently demonstrates an approachable style of interaction
- When requested, assists other staff members with department related tasks
- Demonstrates ability to teach techniques/skills in a clear, concise manner
Quality and patient safety
- Supports hospital and system-wide patient quality and safety practices as identified by National Quality Forum, JCAHO and system-wide Quality and Safety Plan.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals.
- Supports department-specific patient safety and quality initiatives as defined by department manager.
- Demonstrates service excellence skills to support high-level patient satisfaction as defined by department manager.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
- Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external)
- Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Computer Skills
- Education: Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology required
- Experience: No experience required
- Certification/Licensure: Current MA license or eligibility; CPR certification preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
Important COVID message
Please note, Saint Anne’s Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.