Speech Therapist Pool
Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Posted on: March 20, 2023
- Interprets physician referrals and conducts a speech and
language evaluation of patients with various speech, language,
voice, cognitive and swallowing disorders.
- Establishes a plan of care and implements individual treatment
based on evaluation results, functional goals and by utilizing
- Monitors and evaluates outcomes and appropriately adjusts the
individualized treatment plan based on the patient's response to
treatment and provides status updates to physicians.
- Identifies factors affecting patient's physical and
psychosocial comfort and attends to these needs.
- Plans for and completes patient discharge including providing
written home programs, patient/family teaching, referral for
community services, and ordering equipment.
- Completes all required documentation following department
policy, including patient progress notes, team conference reports,
and discharge summaries as appropriate, to record patient care and
progress of each patient assigned as well as daily statistics,
billing, and scheduling. Applies insurance guidelines regarding
authorization and number of visits.
- Responsible for cleaning up after patient treatment, putting
away equipment, and keeping area neat and orderly. Performs various
manual techniques, patient positioning and transporting duties,
which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper
- Demonstrates skill in use of modalities, exercise equipment and
other devices that are available in area worked per department
orientation checklist. Demonstrates knowledge of indications and
contraindications of modalities and exercise.
- Participates in performance improvement activities designed to
identify and resolve problems affecting patient care outcomes and
to improve quality of care. Manages assigned caseload, informing
the site leadership of coverage needs and ability to cover; assists
with coverage based on department and regional needs.
- Pursues professional growth through participation in continuing
education courses, department inservices, and reading professional
literature. Orients new staff to clinical and department policies
as requested. Participates in the evaluation process of co-workers
by providing verbal or written feedback as requested.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and possess the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as
described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific
information is developed further in the departmental job
standards.Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification
issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained
within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not
- Speech-Language Pathology license issued by the state of
- Master's Degree in Speech Pathology.Experience Required:
- No experience required.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Intermediate computer skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organization, decision-making, and problem solving
- Certification Addendum
- Team members will maintain annual educational requirements for
hospital based certifications (e.g.DNV, CARF or others).Physical
Requirements and Working Conditions:
- Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, and squat throughout
- Must be able to:
- lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
- lift up to 10 lbs. from waist to overhead.
- lift and carry up to 40 lbs. at waist height a reasonable
- Must be able to:
- push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
- perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person
- Position requires repetitive use of hands:
- simple grasping - 5-15 lbs. - 20% of the workday.
- pushing/pulling - up to 75-100 lbs. - 10% of the day.
- Must have functional use of senses to allow for effective
- Exposed to electrical and chemical hazards as well as blood and
body fluids; therefore must have ability to wear protective
clothing as needed.
- Position may require travel; therefore may be exposed to road
and weather hazards.
- Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job. This job
description indicates the general nature and level of work expected
of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform
other related duties.
Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Milwaukee , Speech Therapist Pool, Healthcare , Cudahy, Wisconsin
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