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Speech Therapist

Company: Mercy
Location: Joplin
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

The Speech Therapist works under the supervision of theDirector/ Manager of Rehab Services, diagnoses and treats speech and language problems, and engages in scientific study of human communication. Evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors. Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.

Expert Assessment: Uses the appropriate policy, protocols and standards of practice. Evaluates the appropriate documents, therapies, medications and patient responses to interventions. Interprets and initiates appropriate actions to changes in patient condition and monitoring data, including; vital signs, lab, diagnostic tests and monitor readings. Recognizes limitations and seeking additional assistance if necessary. Becomes the clinical resource expert and shares knowledge in the evaluation of patient needs.

Manages the Plan of Care: Initiates, develops, evaluates and revises the Plan of Care. Incorporates patient and significant other's involvement to support the patient goal, as well as interdisciplinary plan of care. Reports pertinent information to staff and physicians and collaborates with the healthcare team to plan/provide patient care as evidenced by documentation. Works with staff and senior staff nurses to problem solve when necessary.

Treatment And Evaluation: Obtains, verifies and implements physician orders and nursing interventions. Reassesses and documents the patient's response to procedures, therapies, medications and interventions. Demonstrates or develops proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures.

Patient Education: Assesses and utilizes methods based on the patient and significant other's knowledge base, communication skills, developmental age, ability and readiness to learn. Demonstrates positive role modeling in patient interactions.

Documentation: Ensures that the patient record reflects the plan of care, patient care delivered and the status during his or her care and discharge. Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards.

Leadership: Directs and coordinates assignments and care given by team members based on staff competencies, experience and scope of responsibility. Identifies opportunities to improve patient care delivery. Enhances the learning opportunities to other staff and effectively contributes to the orientation of team members and students. Processes and collects data for performance improvement and monitoring outcomes. Takes primary accountability to lead the patient care team, to prioritize, plan, organize and delegate patient care activities for current and upcoming shifts. Acts as a clinical expert related to compliance and regulatory issues.

Clinical Expert: Provides oversight to include scheduling, problem-solving skills, duty assignments, and implementation of new protocols, policies and procedures.

Departmental Organization: Manages supplies and medications according to policy and procedure. Provides excellent communications to Directors/Managers/Staff and Physicians related to the daily operations of the department.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

Education: Advanced degree (graduate and above). Master's Degree from an ASLHA accredited Speech-Language Pathology Program or equivalent
Licensure: Missori license
Experience: Minimum of one year clinical experience.
Certifications: SLP Speech Language Pathologist--MO. BLS Basic Life Support Within 3 Months Of Hire.
Other: Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Knowledge of various types of office equipment including a computer, telephone, fax, printer and copy machine.

We'll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply..

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Keywords: Mercy, Joplin , Speech Therapist, Healthcare , Joplin, Missouri

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