Speech Therapist

Location: Shreveport, LA
Date Posted: 09-12-2018
About Us:
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs.
Essential Functions:
  • Evaluates patients per MD orders and develops patient-specific plans of care that include short and long term goals to address speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders (to include MBSS and bedside swallow).
  • Implements plan of care in a safe and supportive manner. Interacts with the patient regarding condition, progress and/or achievement of goals during each treatment session. Documents treatments and patient response. Communicates changing patient needs to physician.
  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments and short and long term goals to achieve maximum benefit. The outcome of care provided and progress toward the goals are documented.
  • Communicates with transdisciplinary team regarding patient-specific care requirements. Delegates responsibilities appropriately. Works in collaboration with the transdisciplinary team, patient and family.
  • Provides education to transdisciplinary team, patient and family concerning diagnosis, treatment and post discharge care. Provides training and supervision of speech language techniques and objectives for members of the transdisciplinary team and students (if applicable).
  • Plans/organizes work to maintain caseload, effectively schedules patient treatment sessions, maintains patient records and charges. Assures equipment is maintained and is in clean and working order. Reports equipment maintenance and/or repair timely.
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position requirements are demonstrated through the successful completion of competencies established for the position, to include population served, and other special needs of patients or customers served by the department.
  • Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required.
Experience:Two years of experience in an acute care or LTACH setting is preferred.
Education:Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited school required.
Licensure/Certification:Current license as a Speech Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist in state where currently practicing is required. Current AHSA CCC-SLP (Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech Language Pathologist) is required. Current BLS certification upon hire is required. All Speech Therapists must maintain current licensure and BLS certifications while employed.
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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