Mille Lacs Health System
  • Onamia, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Conducts medically prescribed Speech, Language and Swallowing diagnostic evaluations and treatments with Mille Lacs Health System and outside contracts as assigned. Practices with the patient as the focus, striving for achievement of optimal quality of care at all times.

 

Job Duties

The essential functions of this job are identified with an asterisk (*) at the end of the bullet point.

Professional Skill Standards:

  • Performs thorough patient evaluations prior to initiation of treatment.*
  • Establishes an individualized plan of care with appropriate measurable short-term and long-term goals and expected functional outcomes in accordance with evaluation findings.*
  • Provides information to the patient and obtains the patients informed consent before initiating speech and language and swallow therapy.*
  • Consults with physicians and other related medical disciplines regularly and timely concerning treatment plans, progression or regression of anticipated goals, and discharge planning.*
  • Administers treatment complying with the MN ST Practice Act, Code of Ethics and facility and departmental Policies and Procedures.*
  • Monitors and assesses progress or lack of, response to treatment, and results of treatment on a continual basis.
  • Assures continuity of optimal quality of speech therapy care to patients.
  • Continues ST justified either by evidence of problems that necessitate treatment or by evidence of observed or expected improvement in functional ability.*
  • Provides home care education and instruction and assists in discharge planning.*
  • Technical Skill Standards:
  • Evaluations are thorough, complete and comprehensive.*
  • Speech and Language interventions are administered according to accepted standards paying particular attention to indication and contraindications for specific medical diagnosis and considering patient tolerance and response.*
  • Cognitive-Communication interventions are administered according to accepted standard paying particular attention to indications and contraindication for specific medical diagnosis and considering patient tolerance and response.*
  • Swallowing interventions are administered according to accepted standards paying particular attention to indications and contraindications for specific medical diagnosis and considering patient tolerance and response.*
  • Involves patients and family in treatment planning, home programs, and discharge planning as appropriate.
  • Provides therapist contract services as assigned.
  • Attends patient/resident conferences and meetings as assigned.
  • Leadership Standards:
  • Demonstrates an enthusiastic, motivating attitude and approach towards patients and staff while showing solution-oriented involvement at all times.*
  • Carries out directives in a positive manner showing self-initiative and accepts responsibility for follow-up.*
  • Is challenged by change, recognizes need for change, views constructive criticisms as a tool for improving self as well as patient care.
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic with effective time management skills.
  • Demonstrates respectful communication skills with all staff and directs concerns to the appropriate individual(s), avoiding gossip.*
  • Promotes MLHS throughout the facility and community.
  • Attends and participates in all mandatory and voluntary facility and departmental meetings, education and training sessions, groups and committees.
  • Values and improves current level of expertise by participating in continuing education.
  • Assists in completion of annual performance assessments of departmental staff.
  • Assists in in-service education and community education programs as directed.
  • Completes initial evaluations, plan of cares, recertifications, progress summaries, intervention summaries, and discharge summaries on a timely basis following policy guidelines.*
  • Completes patient billing requirements timely.*
  • Assists in maintaining statistical data.
  • Completes all other contract service or special program required documentation as specified in the corresponding policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for safeguarding any PHI seen, used or disclosed during this positions normal job functions and stated in the above job responsibilities based on the HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures.*
  • Safety Standards:
  • Familiarizes self with, supports, and adheres to all departmental and facility safety policies and procedures reporting violations immediately.
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Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employee will comply with all Mille Lacs Health System (MLHS) policies, including safety policies, procedures, and rules. All will be expected to report unsafe conditions to a member of management.

Required Education and Experience

  • Satisfactory completion of the academic and clinical requirements of an Accredited Graduate Program in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • Current license to practice speech pathology in the state of Minnesota.
  • Maintains mandatory continuing education requirements.
  • Demonstrates confidence in speech pathology knowledge base and experience.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and establish respectful rapport with co-workers.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing work situations and schedules.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possession of attention to detail, organization and prioritization skills.
  • Requires a valid Minnesota driver's license and insurability with the facility carrier.
  • Maintains a good record of attendance and punctuality.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Professional written and verbal communication
  • Expertise with computer based data
  • Customer/Patient Focus
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Stress Management/Composure
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Technical Capacity
  • Thoroughness  
  • Time Management
  • Quality and Safety focused

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Professional: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  May involve work in patient's home, off-site contracts and may involve driving.

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