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Speech Pathologist -casual. Job in Greensburg Care Jobs

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Job Type
Full Time
18 Sep 2022
Job Summary
: A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) performs evaluations and establishes plans of care for patients based upon age specific considerations and patient/family goals. Evaluations and treatments are provided in various treatment areas within the system.

The SLP continually assesses the treatment program and patient's discharge needs, recommending changes to the program as appropriate. The SLP participates actively in work processes, program development to enhance the work environment, and other duties as assigned. Utilizes time efficiently and effectively.

Adheres to scheduling and productivity guidelines. Staff schedules require flexibility as they are dependent on patient care needs, which may include weekend and evening hours as necessary, to meet demand in their primary are or the needs across the system. Promotes and attend community outreach events as necessary.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one's own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela's missions, vision and values.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position Core Essential Functions:. Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance Engages in using the LEAN methodology for process improvement Participates in daily meetings, use of "Just-do-its" and A3's as appropriate Develops an awareness and understand of the department objectives on the CI board and participates in collecting data for the board Participates in LEAN projects as assigned Follows standard work as set forth for the position Attends LEAN 101 & other LEAN functions/training as assigned Documents on the white boards in the patient rooms to improve and aid in interdisciplinary communication and continuity of care (where applicable by location) Understands and upholds the mission, vision and values of the organization. Demonstrates and adhere to the missions, vision, value and Excela Credo in all aspects of position Performs clinical responsibilities in a manner that provides effective age- specific patient care while achieving optimal outcomes Completes evaluations within appropriate time frames per policy.

Sets goals with measurable outcomes and appropriate time frames Recommends discontinuation of treatment when appropriate. Initiates discussions with physician and other medical team members when appropriate to alter therapeutic program Demonstrates appropriate use of various treatment modalities in patient care Adheres to ethical and legal practice standards Abides by relevant ethical codes and standards of practice guidelines Abides by State and Federal laws and regulations, including state licensure laws Reports any concerns to rehab leadership, or compliance line as appropriate Maintains records that are accurate, concise, timely and legible in accordance with System, IT or Payor policies Documents therapy care in format and accordance with practice setting on EMR including: evaluations, treatment provided, response to treatment, patient progress, education, family conferences, discharge planning and discharge summary as appropriate Completes reassessments at appropriate intervals and documents accordingly Communicates post-discharge needs to appropriate resources Documents patient care that is consistent with guidelines and requirements of agencies and third party payers Educates all patients and families in a manner consistent with their level of understanding and therapeutic needs Involves patient and family members in establishing a plan of care Provides patient and family members with educational materials as needed Documents education and training as well as patient and/or family level of achievement with training provided Captures maximum revenue for quality services provided while maintaining established standards of care Utilizes appropriate documentation including CPT and CDM codes to match services provided Maintains adherence to established efficiency standards Checking for accuracy in charging based on therapeutic intervention provided prior to signing and finalizing daily documentation Provides relevant information to insurance provider to insure proper authorization is secured prior to initiation of treatment (when indicated) Assures treatment does not extend beyond last covered date Promotes continual performance improvement both within the Rehabilitation department and throughout Excela Health Demonstrates individual initiative for performance improvement both within the department and throughout Excela Health Actively identifies needs for improvement in the department and system wide and discusses with manager Collaborates with patients, families, and other health team members to provide excellence in patient care Communicates regularly with other team members via verbal, written, and/or established electronic communication methods Attends interdisciplinary team meetings when indicated Attends all required staff meetings. If absent or unable to attend, reads minutes and signs appropriate sign-in sheets to indicate review of material Participates actively in the ongoing development of new therapy programs and in the enhancement of established programs Attends appropriate internal or external education opportunities to promote growth and expansion of specific programs.

Researches appropriate innovative ides via journal and Internet exploration and discusses these with manager leads, and peers Implements a self-directed plan for professional development Demonstrates an awareness of strengths and weaknesses and seeks guidance as needed to address limitations Initiates and participates in continuing education: lectures, video/audio conferences, written and online courses Develops and conducts in-service as appropriate to share information gained from external resources Upholds fiscal and operational responsibility. Utilizes supplies and equipment in a fiscally responsible manner Maintains adherence to established efficiency standards Maximizes utilization of non-direct patient care time. Maintains responsibility for reporting accuracy of hours worked Travel to other entities or sites within the System as patient census dictates, in order to provide quality necessary care where patient need is greatest Staff schedules require flexibility as they are dependent on patient care needs, which may include evening and weekend hours, as necessary to meet demand in their primary area or the needs across the System.

"Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart (see attached chart).". Specialty Essential Functions:. Understand and obtain authorizations via Navinet (where applicable by location) Knowledge & compliance with documentation of G codes as mandated by insurance Understanding & working knowledge of insurances and their documentation, authorization and billing framework and requirements Communicates to lead/leadership any changes or volume in census that will impact daily productivity of the clinic. III.

Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%) Participates in supervision of students as appropriate Performs other duties as required Required Skills and Knowledge: Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job. Education:. Completion of a Graduate Level Program in Speech Pathology accredited by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certification/Licensure/Regulation:. Current PA State Licensure (in Speech Language Pathology).

American Speech Language and Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology; or employee may be in the Clinical Fellowship Year post graduation and be licensure eligible If CFY eligible, must obtain CCC's within two years of hire Current ASHA card Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program Act 33 with renewal. Act 34 with renewal. Act 73 FBI Clearance Prior Experience:. None Required Other Skills and Abilities:.

Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and in a team setting; creativity in treatment in various settings including inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient clinics; ability to transition smoothly between various treatment settings; flexibility in scheduling Proficient oral and written communication skills. Basic working knowledge of computers and office equipment Preferred Factor: These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist Clinical experience as a Speech Language Pathologist to include experience performing and interpreting modified barium swallow tests 1-3 years' experience in healthcare setting. Masters The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document Essential Working Conditions: Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally. Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly. Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly. Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Working Conditions: Effective March 2020 or during pandemic: goggles, face shield and mask are required according to CDC guidelines Never Extreme Cold Extreme Heat Heights Extreme Noise (> 85 dB) Mechanical Hazards Use of Vibrating Tools Operates Heavy Equipment Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices Rotates all shifts Rarely 10 - 12 hour shifts Confined Spaces-Cramped Quarters (Labeled) Occasionally Operates Vehicle On Call Overtime (more than 8 hrs.

/shift, 40 hours/week) Frequently 8 hour shifts Protective Equipment: Never Hearing Rarely Head (hard hat) Occasionally Respirator-Breathing Equipment Eye Hands Feet, Toes Body Occupational Exposures: Never Paints (direct use of) Dust (Sanding) Ethylene Oxide Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo) Wax Stripper (direct use of) Radiation Ionizing Radiation Lasers Rarely Solvents Chemicals (direct use of) Mists Occasionally Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.) Blood and Body Fluids. Essential Physical Conditions: Marginal Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift Essential Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift Physical Demands: Never Climbing Ladders Kneeling Rarely Climbing Stairs Use of Forceful Hand Grasp Occasionally Fine Finger Manipulation Hand/Arm Coordination Pushing/Pulling Bending (Stooping) Squatting (Crouching) Keyboard/Computer Operation Frequently Sitting Walking Standing Sensory Requirements: Occasionally Feeling (Sensation) Color Vision Constantly Seeing Near-with Acuity Over Shoulder Work: Occasionally Pulling or Pushing Objects Overhead Reaching Above Shoulder Level Lifting: floor to standing position: Never 30 - 49 pounds 50 pounds > 50 pounds Rarely 20 - 29 pounds Occasionally 10 - 19 pounds Lifting: waist to shoulder level: Never 30 - 49 pounds 50 pounds > 50 pounds Rarely 20 - 29 pounds Occasionally 10 - 19 pounds Lifting: shoulder to overhead: Never 20 - 29 pounds 30 - 49 pounds 50 pounds > 50 pounds Rarely 10 - 19 pounds When lift requirement is in excess of 50#, lift assistance (2 person) and/or transfer device is required..

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  • Job Reference: 715353105-2
  • Date Posted: 18 September 2022
  • Employer: Excela Health
  • Location: Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time