Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Come Grow With Us!Qualified hires can receive up to a $5,000 sign-on AND another $5,000 each additional year worked (up to five years)!!Hospital experience and /or
Regional West Health Services
http://Regional West Health Services
Date Posted: 2018-02-20
Come Grow With Us!
Qualified hires can receive up to a $5,000 sign-on AND another $5,000 each additional year worked (up to five years)!!
Hospital experience and /or inpatient rehab with competency in video fluoroscopy swallow evaluations.
The Speech Language Pathologist works under the supervision of the Speech Pathology Manager. He/she is a health professional who provides service to persons who have disruptions in the area of speech, language, hearing and/or swallowing. Utilizing skill and technique, the SLP evaluates the patient’s rehabilitation needs, establishes treatment plans and goals, and periodically reassesses the patient’s response to the treatment plan. The SLP provides a continuum of services including prevention, identification, consultation and treatment. The SLP will assess and treat a patient population, through physician referral, that includes pediatrics through geriatrics. The SLP has the ability to interact well with patients, family, public, physician, and other staff regardless of age, color, creed, race, or diagnosis. The SLP will work with patients throughout all of the Rehabilitation Department’s settings, which may include:
- Hospital inpatients
- Out patients
- Home Health
- Contracting agencies: nursing facilities, hospitals, school systems, and child development centers.
The Speech Language pathologist will address the patient’s medical and psychological needs by working with members of the health team, which may include physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, vocation counselors, nurses, social workers, insurance liaisons, teachers or other specialists. Performs other duties as assigned. The SLP will strive to improve their clinical skills, and to develop clinical expertise in at least one area of practice. Will work with the Speech Pathology Manager and/or the Director of Rehabilitation to develop a plan for ongoing career development.
- Nebraska License
- Ability to interact well with patients, family, public, physician, and other staff regardless of age, color, creed, race, or diagnosis
- Progressive levels of expertise will require one or more of the following: work experience, self-study, special certification or post-professional education.
- Hand/eye coordination and precise movement to perform diagnostic tests, and to perform specific exercises and treatment motions.
- Ability to communicate effectively and positively with patients, families, and other health personnel
- Must understand patient and family dynamics on a motivational and analytical level. Demonstrates the willingness to work with a variety of patients Ability to interact effectively with patients from a variety of ethnic, sociological, and cultural backgrounds, and from different age groups
- Ability to move between patients and patient care areas and other departments, and to contracted facilities to complete treatments
- Must be able to perform and assist with patient transfers, and to move and use equipment as needed to provide treatment to patients.
- Ability to concentrate on and process complex tasks and information, and formulate appropriate plan of action. Ability to assess and comprehend a variety of patient disabilities through auditory, visual, tactile and verbal modes, and to be able to select appropriate tests, treatments and teaching strategies. Must assimilate information from various sources, analyze the information and form the patient treatment plan.
- Visual acuity required to assess patient and perform treatments. Tactile acuity needed to complete treatments and assessments.
Occupation Classification Requirements:
- Speech-Language Pathologist