Under the supervision of the Director of Rehabilitation, the Speech Pathologist evaluates and plans treatments for residents, carries out treatments and develops care plans related to problems identified. The SLP acts as a resource to other disciplines, such as Nursing, Medicine and Nutrition and provides education to team members, residents and family members related to communication, swallowing and cognitive deficits
Description of duties for a Speech Pathologist include, but are not limited to:
Performs admission, annual, quarterly and significant change assessments of swallow within designated timeframes, makes clinically sound recommendations and determines if further evaluation and/or treatment is warranted.
Evaluates residents and ADC registrants as prescribed in an MD order and establishes a treatment plan with realistic goals that are reasonable and attainable.
Administers and interprets specialized testing as required. Communicates and incorporates results from testing and appropriate interventions in the CCP with input from the IDT.
Reviews hospital reports, tests and recommendations from prior and ongoing clinical investigations and integrates information into the clinical care plan.
Carries out treatment plans with clinically sound interventions to progress towards specific goals.
Documents and communicates recommendations and protocols for unit-based interventions to nursing staff and other involved disciplines.
Communicates diet recommendations to the MD for appropriate diet orders and to the Nutritionist for coordination of diet consistency.
Facilitates obtaining communication devices through outside sources, such as the VA or other vendors, to maximize each resident's/registrant's ability to communicate.
Completes all necessary documentation of Therapy programs, such as Evaluations, Progress Notes, Daily Notes, care plans and the MDS. Follows guidelines in all documentation to meet regulatory requirements for reimbursement and accurately communicates the clinical care provided.
Provides education to employees, family members and orientees in safe swallowing techniques.
Mentors graduate clinicians as per federal, state, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), and facility guidelines.
Provides undergraduate observation and clinical opportunity for learning through ongoing program with Stony Brook Speech Pathology program.
Performs daily billing, and checks MD orders. Monthly reviews billing for accuracy and assures that supportive documentation is accurate and complete.
Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology, Current and valid New York State license in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) certification in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC--Clinical Certificate of Competency), A minimum of two years of experience in Adult therapy with experience in both swallowing and communication.
One year or more year experience in a skilled nursing facility, FEES competency, Vital Stim competency.
Posting Overview: The position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate was identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.
The Long Island State Veterans Home is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products are strictly prohibited anywhere on our 25-acre campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
Essential Position: This position has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. This means that when the Long Island State Veterans Home is faced with an emergency, employees in such positions are required to remain at their work location or to report to work.
The LISVH is a 24/7 skilled nursing facility. As such, all positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary to meet the operating needs of the facility.
The use of Vacation or Personal Leave accruals during the first 6 months of employment will not be authorized unless prior approval has been granted by Human Resources.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from the Long Island State Veterans Home Employee Health Department, clear a background investigation, submit three (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
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Official Job Title: TH CTS Speech Pathologist II
Job Field: Speech Therapy
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Rehab-Long Island State Veterans Home
Schedule: Per Diem Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Plus Rotating Holidays and Weekends Pass Days: Variable
Posting Start Date: Apr 9, 2021
Posting End Date: Jul 10, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL4
Internal Number: 2101150
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