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Speech Language Pathologist

Company: Bedrock Management Services Organization
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Bedrock Management Services Organization - -
Position Title: Speech Language PathologistDepartment: Patient Care Therapy Group (PCTG)Reports to: Regional Director of Therapy OperationsCreated by: Regional Director of Therapy Operations
Position Summary: -This position is responsible for providing outpatient rehabilitation services in an in-home setting for the older adult population. The in-home setting could be a patient's private residence or in a patient's room in a SNF/Dementia-care facility, in an assisted living facility, or in an independent living facility. This position will evaluate and treat in the most functional environment which is the patient's home and assesses the need for, develop, and deliver speech therapy interventions to facilitate rehabilitation both on an intermittent and maintenance-based scale. The Speech Therapist identifies the need for and makes referral(s) to other disciplines to address the comprehensive needs of patients. The Speech Therapist will implement individualized therapy programs designed to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance and optimize independence. In addition, this position instructs, educates and trains patients and caregivers in those skills and functions essential in promoting quality, independence, and productivity, in order to diminish or correct language and other disorders pathology.
Essential Functions: -

Works closely with the Regional Director of Therapy Operations to ensure proper execution and maintenance of Speech and other Wellness Programs
Screens, examines and evaluates patients, including history and systems review
Provides thorough SLP education to patients and caregivers in a manner they can understand, and plans appropriately for discharge when medical necessity no longer indicates skilled therapeutic care.
Makes clinically necessary referrals to other disciplines within care network as well as other agencies in order to address the most complex and comprehensive needs of the patient.
Consults with other members of the Therapy and Health & Wellness team to select the most appropriate therapeutic regimen consistent with the objective findings, functional needs and capabilities of each patient.
Adapts program and/or plan of care according to the needs of individual patient.
Orders supplies and equipment (DME) as necessary
Maintains, identifies, and reports the need for repair of equipment as necessary
High quality patient care. Ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights.
Participates in departmental initiatives and demonstrates effective communication with all team members.
Facilitates professional growth, development and overall improvement of departmental performance.
Performs other professional duties associated with the care of the patient, development of discipline-specific therapy services, and design of program delivery.
Application of appropriate tests, measures (FOMs) and therapeutic intervention.
Identify impairments, determine the predicted level of improvement and the time required to achieve it; identify precautions/contraindications and design and plan of care.
Follows proper continuing education requirements and assures up to date licensure.
Services include but are not limited to application of therapeutic techniques in areas such as:

o - - - Therapeutic exercise and interventions for disorders including speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication and swallowing.
o - - - Articulation therapy
o - - - Language intervention therapy
o - - - Oral Motor therapy
o - - - VitalStim therapy
o - - - LSVT
o - - - Case Management in the home and community
Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications

- - - - Valid State Speech Language Pathologist and Audiology license/certification REQUIRED to start
- - - - -Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required

Preferred Qualifications

- - - - -Dementia experience
- - - - -Interest and/or experience in lymphedema
- - - - At least 1 year of geriatric experience


Keywords: Bedrock Management Services Organization, Virginia Beach , Speech Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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