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Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist (SLP)

Company: West County Care Center
Location: Ballwin
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

West County Care Center - BASIC FUNCTION -The licensed therapist evaluates and treats patients and communicates with patients, clients and team members. The licensed therapist maintains documentation of services in the medical record. Conducts in-services and training for patients, clients and team members on an ongoing basis in restorative techniques.

  • Supervise Therapist Assistants and therapy students in direct patient care to carry out plan of care and patient related activities per state practice act and reimbursement regulations.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and team building approach with all patients, clients and team members.
  • Consistently attends work and provides appropriate notice for scheduled paid time off
  • Maintains productivity standard as determined by supervisor and clinical needs.
  • Demonstrates consistent knowledge and application of Medicare and other reimbursement regulations.
  • Evaluate patients based upon the physician referral/orders.
  • Develop effective treatment plans with functional, goal based outcomes and ensure approval /orders for services from referring physician.
  • Treat patients according to treatment plan.
  • Record clinical documentation according to accepted regulatory and professional guidelines.
  • Record daily treatment charges per approved billing guidelines.
  • Instruct families and nursing staff regarding restorative/home programs.
  • Participate in discharge planning.
  • Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, patient care conferences, utilization review meetings, and other meetings as required or directed.
  • Participate in in-service training program for other staff at the facility.
  • Participate in facility performance improvement programs
  • Coordinate with members of other departments, attending physicians, committee members, and other staff within the Rehab department.
  • Perform other duties as required or directed
  • Screen patients based upon identified need.
  • Assist with cleaning maintenance of treatment area and department
  • Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients.
  • Report any problems with department equipment to appropriate personnel so that it is maintained in good working order.
  • Travel or float between facilities as determined by supervisor and patient needs.

    EXPOSURE RISK -The Staff Therapist is at high risk for exposure to blood and body fluids. -
    SUPERVISION RECEIVED -Reports to the Director of Rehab or Designee for both administrative and patient care responsibilities. -
    SUPERVISION EXERCISED -Supervises Assistants, rehab techs, temp/provisional licensees and therapy students. -

    • Works in well-lighted/ventilated office and therapy areas.
    • Sitting, standing, bending, lifting and moving intermittently during working hours.
    • Subject to frequent interruptions.
    • Involved with patients, family members, personnel, etc., under all conditions/circumstances.
    • Subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients, family members, etc.
    • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department supervisors.
    • Willingness to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
    • Must be constantly alert for patient's safety.
    • Attend and participate in continuing educational programs. May involve overnight travel.
    • Subject to falls, burns from equipment, infectious diseases, odors, etc., throughout the workday.
    • Subject to lifting, carrying and supporting patients.
    • Licensed and able to travel between facilities as indicated by Supervisor.
    • Mobile phone use is only permitted during break and non paid allocated lunch times. Phones should be kept on vibrate at all times.

      QUALIFICATIONS -EDUCATION/LICENSURE -Graduate of an accredited college or university with a valid state license or eligibility to obtain license in state where services are provided. -PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

      • Must be able to move (walk, stoop, bend, stand, sit push, pull, and lift) intermittently throughout the workday.
      • Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
      • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
      • Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately, so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
      • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with patients, clients and team members.
      • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
      • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times, hostile people within the facility.
      • Must be able to lift patients, medical equipment, supplies, etc. to 50 lbs.


Keywords: West County Care Center, Springfield , Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist (SLP), Healthcare , Ballwin, Illinois

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