HealthSource Saginaw
  • 13-Mar-2018 to 30-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Saginaw, MI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Casual

Schedule: Casual as needed

Position Summary: The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for utilizing professional judgment to diagnose, plan, organize, and treat disorders of speech, swallowing, language, and cognition for referred patients. The position requires professional communication with other health care providers to coordinate patient care, adherence to policies for a wide range of medical documentation, and expectations for continued growth and development. This position reports to the Speech Language Pathology Supervisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Diagnose speech, swallowing, language, and cognitive deficits, selecting from a wide battery of tests that are appropriate for the patient and provide a differential diagnosis of disorders
• Gather medical history of the patient from a variety of sources and write diagnostic reports stating professional opinion for diagnosis, recommendations, and plan of care
• Design therapy program and establish realistic functional goals
• Provide therapy concentrating on compensation strategies for injury, training in the use of non-verbal communication systems, or retraining to gain lost skills
• Document patient's status in the medical record, meeting insurance and documentation requirements
• Educate patient and significant others regarding the identified speech, language, swallowing, or cognitive disorder, and effects upon patient function
• Schedule appointments for optimal productivity and revenue production
• Develop appropriate home programs for patients or assist coordination of care in programming elsewhere
• Interaction with appropriate internal and external parties or any other professionals involved in ongoing patient care
• Provide in-service education to HSS staff and department staff as appropriate
• Serve as representative for SLP Department on various committees
• Participate in special projects to enhance professional growth
• Respond accordingly to various internal Codes and Drills
• Follow organizational work rules and personnel policies
• Other duties as assigned

• Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), with proof of continuing education to maintain certification and enhance professional expertise
• Current State of Michigan SLP Licensure
• Willing to consider Clinical Fellowship Year experience with State of Michigan Educational Limited License required
• Prefer individuals with 1-3 years clinical/medical experience
• CPR certified/capability to be certified

• Maintain a professional, courteous and respectful demeanor
• Display professional communication skills (written and verbal)
• Work independently (self-directed and self-motivated)
• Work cooperatively as a team member
• Maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPAA regulations
• Demonstrate computer skills to meet needs of medical record documentation, therapy applications, and special projects
• Adapt schedule and priorities in times of high patient census
• Analyze and synthesize data to produce appropriate patient diagnosis and treatment plans

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