AdventHealthSpeech/Language Pathologist
New Smyrna, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

· Benefits from Day One

· Paid Days Off from Day One

· Student Loan Repayment Program

· Career Development

· Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind, and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

· Schedule: Parttime

· Shift : Days

· The community you will be caring for : AdventHealth New Smyrna - 401 Palmetto St. New Smyrna, FL 32168

The role you will contribute:

Provides speech therapy evaluations and treatments to patients to facilitate and maximize functioning level as prescribed by physician. Includes the identification, prevention, remediation, and rehabilitation of patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function, psychosocial abilities, activities of daily living and health status resulting from injury, diseases or other causes. Adheres to Florida Hospital – East Region performance expectations and performs all defined services and other related duties under regulatory standards and in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization.

The value you will bring to the team:

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :

· Conducts patient assessments.

· Performs a medical record review on all patients prior to the initial intervention which leads to diagnostic classification or referral to another practitioner. This examination includes history, systems review and tests and measurements.

· Performs an evaluation and makes independent clinical judgments based on the data gathered from the examination.

· Synthesizes all findings from the history, systems review, and tests and measurements to establish the speech/language diagnosis, prognosis and plan of care.

· Considers clinical findings, the extent of loss in cognitive, neurological, communication functions, social considerations, overall physical abilities and health status in determining the complexity of the evaluation process.

· Considers the severity and complexity of the current impairments and the probability of prolonged impairment, functional limitations and disability; the living environment, potential discharge destination. and social support.

· Integrates and evaluates the data obtained through the examination to describe the patient’s condition in terms that will continue to guide the speech language pathologist’s determination of the primary dysfunctions, prognoses, and intervention strategies.

· Measures and monitors vitals for determination of medical stability for treatment

· Develops the treatment plan for patients

· Considers multiple factors in determining complexity, frequency and duration of the intervention which may include: accessibility and availability of resources; adherence to the intervention program; age; anatomical and physiological changes related to growth and development; caregiver consistency or expertise; chronicity or severity of the current condition; co morbidities, complications or secondary impairments; decline in functional independence; prior level of function; living environment; psychosocial and socioeconomic factors; social support and stability of the condition.

· Determines predicted optimal improvement

· Specifies interventions to be used

· Specifies proposed duration and frequency of the interventions

· Identifies anticipated goals

· Identifies expected outcomes

· Selects, applies or modifies skilled intervention to the patient in accordance with state practice act, insurance guidelines/requirements and accreditation agency requirements

· Uses various speech / language procedures and techniques for:

o auditory comprehension

o reading comprehension

o expression

o Swallowing therapy

o Voice therapy

o Cognitive retraining

o Neuromuscular and thermal facilitation and inhibition

o Augmentative/Adaptive Equipment Instruction

o Produces changes in the condition that are consistent with the diagnosis and prognosis

· Assesses patient response to interventions; determines need for change of, or discontinued care.

· Demonstrates competency in all procedures within scope of practice, as appropriate to the age of the patient served, and maintains a knowledge of growth and development with an understanding of the range of treatment by diagnosis needed by these patients:

o Adolescent

o Adult

o Geriatric

· Documents in accordance with insurance guidelines/requirements and acceptable practice act standards and posts charges accordingly

· Documents in medical record, accurately reflecting treatment provided, and utilizing approved format and abbreviations to allow for continuity of care

· Selects appropriate charge for treatment intervention based on CPT code definition

· Posts charges accurately via computer to reflect each treatment provided

· Communicates relevant patient information

· Communicates with Manager/Supervisor and/or physician(s) for direction and clarification when concerns are noted.

· Communicates with nurse regarding patient's pain, medical status, or other concerns to promote effective treatment outcomes.

· Communicates patient’s rehabilitation status with other health care professionals to facilitate inter- disciplinary continuity of care and appropriate discharge planning.

· Education, training and in-services:

· Provided to patients and families: adaptive equipment, home exercise program, and diagnosis specific information

· May be provided to health care professionals for Communication and Dysphasia management and information on the role and profession of Speech / Language Pathology.

· May be provided for clinical instruction and mentoring to internship students. (Applies only to those with at least one year of experience).

· May be needed to orient rehabilitation personnel new to the site

· Maintains clinical competency

· Establishes professional goals in collaboration with supervisor/manager annually

· Demonstrates compliance with action plan to remediate deficiencies in performance identified by supervisor/manager

· Identifies continuing educational opportunities for resolution of knowledge deficits and/or for professional growth

· Required to provide clerical / housekeeping duties

· Follows department policies for cleaning of therapeutic equipment

· Update and print daily census (acute care)

· Listen to answering machine messages and returns calls promptly

· Inventories therapeutic supplies on a monthly basis, communicates need for additional supplies

· May be required to float to other sites within Florida Hospital – North/East Region as needed

· Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

· Computer skills required; knowledge of Microsoft Office

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

· One year clinical experience, Acute Inpatient SLP setting

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· Master’s level graduate of a Speech/Language Pathology program

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

· Interpretation of video fluoroscopic/MBSSI studies

· Dysphagia experience

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

· Current Florida Speech Therapy licensure, or provisional licensure required

· MBSSImP certification within 90 days of hire

· American Heart Association BLS

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

· Certification of Clinical Competence by the American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)

· Certification of Clinical Competence in Barium Swallow/video fluoroscopic studies (MBSImP)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule: Part-time

    Pay Range: $35.16 - $52.741

  • Location: New Smyrna, FL

  • Job ID: 23044581

  • Job Family: Rehabilitation Services

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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