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Speech Language Pathologist - IRF PRN - St. Mary Rehabilitation HospitalLanghorne, Pennsylvania

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Job ID 378431 Date posted 01/27/2020 Facility CHC Payroll - Saint Mary Rehab Hospital

Description

The first and only freestanding, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital in Bucks County.

 

St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital (SMRH) embraces the tradition of excellence for which St. Mary Medical Center is known. We are very proud of our patient outcomes. St Mary Rehab Hospital has been ranked in the top 25 percent of all rehab hospitals by UDS (Uniform Data Systems) for multiple years.

 

Our state-of-the-art, acute rehabilitation hospital features 50 spacious, private rooms and two specialty units (brain injury and
stroke recovery). Our highly skilled, clinical staff is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have suffered:

Stroke

Trauma

Neurological conditions including:

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Guillian-Barre Syndrome

Polyneuropathy

Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Orthopedic Injury

Amputation

Medically Complex Illnesses including: Cardiac and Pulmonary, and Renal disease

 

Job Summary:

 

Assumes responsibility and accountability for a designated group of patients and provides speech and language therapy evaluations, modalities and treatments in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, maintaining the highest degree of quality patient care.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Performs patient assessment. 


Establish a plan of care. 


Provides care in accordance with physician’s orders and established plan of care. 


Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals. 

Plans for patient discharge. 


Communicates with patient, family, caregivers, significant other and members of the healthcare team to achieve rehabilitation goals and promote maximum benefits of care. 

Participates in performance improvement and program development activities. 

Provides input into the budgetary planning process; contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided b the department. 


Assess educational needs of the patient, family, care giver or significant other and provides education to meet those needs.   


Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors and staff. 


Assesses the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions. 


Complies with appropriate and approved safety standards. 


Utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in delegating, organizing and education coworkers and staff. 


Coordinates and supervises appropriate levels of staff including interns, students and volunteers.  


Participates in and contributes to quality improvement process for the department and the institution. 


Supervises support staff i.e. rehab techs when they assist the therapist during treatment interventions.


Qualifications


A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, Communicative Disorders, or similarly titled area that is consistent and acceptable to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Possess or eligible for a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or be eligible to participate as an ASHA Clinical Fellow (CFY).


Licensed or eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.


Current Basic Life Support/CPR card.


Mandatory adult and child abuse certification required.

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