The Speech Language Pathologist is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include:
Responsible for providing clinical consultations, evaluations, and rehabilitation programming for individuals at Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation. Provides speech language pathology services as prescribed by consumer’s physician for adults and adolescents with head injuries, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain, general orthopedic rehabilitation needs, and/or neurological behavioral issues. Also includes maintaining accurate data, treatment records accounting for treatment activities, and program development. Consult with program staff to assure comprehensive delivery of recommended services to individuals. Responsible to adhere to established standards determined by the American Speech and Hearing Association in all areas of individual intervention and hold valid Michigan licensure. Also responsible for supervision of assistants and/or aides and other given responsibilities of the SLP Department at assigned location.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management.
1. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.
2. Train and supervise Interns and Rehab Aides in carrying out individual treatment plans.
3. Provide speech language pathology diagnostic and treatment services using selected standardized and informal assessment procedures to determine the nature, severity, and prognosis for rehabilitation of individuals with communication disorders. SLP treatment may include individual and group speech and language therapy services as indicated. This includes training in communication, cognitive, dysphagia, and other related service activities for individual clients and client groups. Act as a communication and dysphagia specialist and resource for clinical teams.
3. . Ensure individual assessment and participation with goal identification, treatment planning and implementation of treatment plan. Treatment includes individual and group settings.
4. Completes timely documentation of daily treatment notes, progress reports at funding required intervals, initial evaluation, discharge summaries, pre driving assessment, home assessments, home programs, and consultation notes as indicated.
5. Monitor individuals’ progress and maintain accurate records of treatment through data collection and treatment reports as assigned.
6. Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary team for assigned individuals. Participates in individual goal development, coordination of services, discharge planning, and family education as needed
7. Develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with all individuals.
8. Provides education and monitoring to direct care staff, families, and other team members, in the provision of speech and language activities; trains and supervises staff in the provision of speech assistant services if employed at location.
9. Attends and verbally presents at team meetings, clinical reviews, staff meetings, and in-services. Attends department meetings. Participates in program development.
10. Complete non-billable activity to support treatment plan, interventions, staff education, family education, and interdisciplinary team goals. This can include but is not limited to evaluation and progress reporting, updating Care Plan Forms, in servicing caregivers/team members, developing specific compensatory supports/technology to best suit the patient for functional skills, collaborate with internal team members as well as external stakeholders, write letters of medical necessity, Annual Reviews, collaborate with vendors for DME needs for specific patients as well as departmental needs, and other tasks as needed to best support the patient achieving the highest level of independence.
11. Participate in marketing of SLP services by promoting high quality control and customer service. Be liaison to the community for purposes of recruitment, program development, and community regarding our program.
12. Order individual specific treatment supplies and equipment for persons served or department.
13. Oversee selection and maintenance of appropriate equipment, software and clinical diagnostic and treatment materials as necessary for speech and speech assistant staff to perform duties.
14. Other duties as assigned.
Addendum for Essential Functions if Applicable for multiple departments:
1. Develop student affiliations and supervises any speech and language pathology graduate students.
2. Participate in clinical research pertinent to BI at design, data collection, and/or data analysis levels. Actively disseminates information gained through such undertakings.
3. Accompany or transport designated clients on group or individual outings to off-grounds locations as needed.
4. Complete other duties as assigned.
Educational / Talent Requirements:
1. Master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited program
2. Holds ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech/language pathology (CCC-Speech) or equivalent required
3. Current Michigan Licensure
4. Demonstrated ability to work with consumers having special physical, emotional, social, behavioral and vocational needs as a result of neurological disability/TBI
5. Demonstrated ability to design, implement, update and document consumer treatment programs
6. Valid Michigan driver’s license and driving record acceptable according to HNNR policy
7. Ability to articulate and support the mission of HNNR to various audiences
Work Experience Requirements:
1. Prior clinical experience with individuals who have neurological impairments including TBI, CVA, SCI or other.