Saratoga Care Incorporated Speech/Language Pathologist in United States
Evaluates patient treatment needs, plans treatment programs, and performs and/or supervises treatment.
- Establishes therapeutic rapport with patients, families and caregivers.
- Consults with other members of the interdisciplinary care team to coordinate therapeutic programs and to coordinate the discharge of the patient from services.
- Selects and administers appropriate evaluations and interprets the results; utilizes departmentally accepted evaluations and treatment techniques; identifies & prioritizes problem areas to be addressed during services.
- Provides services using age appropriate techniques and/or approaches.
- Prepares written reports for the medical record according to established guidelines on evaluation results, progress in and reaction to treatment, and discharge from services.
- Educates patient and/or caregivers about evaluation findings and patient's rehabilitation potential, and involves the patient and caregivers in the establishment of treatment goals and methods of treatment.
- Performs treatments according to the established plan, utilizing appropriate procedures, equipment and techniques within the scope of the profession; fits and adjusts patient supportive and/or assistive devices/braces in order to carry out established treatment plan.
- Demonstrates a personal routine for job performance which facilitates increased productivity.
- Facilitates third party payment for services by requesting pre-authorization for treatment visits, submits supporting documentation as required, also submits required statistical/operational information on a daily basis
- Leads or directs activities of assistants, attendants, volunteers, aides and students ensuring policies, procedures and applicable laws are followed and the quality patient care is provided.
- Participates in the quality assurance and continuous quality improvement program as assigned.
Master's degree in speech-language pathology. Hospital-based experience strongly preferred.
Licensed (or eligible) to practice in New York State speech-language pathologist. Certificate in Clinical Competency (CCC-SP or CCC-A) or eligible from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association required for speech-language pathologist