Our hospital is located in the greater Tucson area. We are currently searching for a Speech Therapist to join our team. RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the condition of the patient.
Educates and counsels patient and family regarding treatment plans. Maintains clinical records and follows performance improvement recommendations.
Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from speech therapy services. Provides information regarding appropriate support programs.
Incorporates clinical trends and make adjustments and recommendations to ensure cost-effective delivery of care and services.
Primarily pediatric case load. Must have outpatient and Inpatient adult and pediatrics experience. Evaluates and treats patients requiring speech-language therapy.
Documents change of status in patient condition or physician orders. Identifies contraindications for providing skilled therapy services. Demonstrates knowledge of lab values, diagnostic tests, FIM scale/PAI scoring and the impact on the patient. Seeks consultation for solutions to unusual situations or diagnoses.
Identifies and maintains required knowledge skill sets and equipment use (including: pulse oximeter, speaking valves, trachs, ventilator monitoring, videoswallow chair, DVD equipment, thickening agents, computer, wheelchairs, gait belts, patient beds and call systems) to deliver quality patient care. Serves as a preceptor/mentor for students and staff, as appropriate.
Provides developmentally appropriate comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with communication-cognitive or swallow disorders in English and Spanish. Bi-lingual Spanish a necessary component of the position.
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