Posted on: April 16, 2019
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
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
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.
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
Education: Advanced degree (graduate and above). Master's Degree
from an ASLHA accredited Speech-Language Pathology Program or
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
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