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Speech Therapist - Inpatient La Porte & Starke Hospital - PRN Days / Weeken

2022-01-11
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  • Northwest Health - La Porte Northwest Health - La Porte

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  • Part Time

Job Description

Speech Therapist / Language Pathologist – Coverage for Pediatric as well as acute care. The Speech therapist within the Wellness and Rehab Department assumes direct responsibility and accountability for the total care of a designated group of patients/clients. The Speech therapist provides Speech Language examinations, and treatments in accordance with established evidenced-based and best-practice guidelines, and in accordance with system, hospital and departmental policies and guidelines.

Speech Therapist / Language Pathologist – The Speech therapist within the Wellness and Rehab Department assumes direct responsibility and accountability for the total care of a designated group of patients/clients.  The Speech therapist provides Speech Language examinations, and treatments in accordance with established evidenced-based and best-practice guidelines, and in accordance with system, hospital and departmental policies and guidelines. 

Essential Functions 

1. Assessment: Administers appropriate informal and/or formal evaluation procedures for all patient populations served.

1.     Planning - Develops treatment plan, goals and objectives based on analysis of the assessment and professional observations.

3. Treatment - Utilizes appropriate treatment methods based on functional needs of patient.


4. Education - Utilizes appropriate education and training to provide knowledge of illness and treatment needs as well as skills and behaviors that promote recovery and improve function.


5.  Documentation - Completes appropriate documentation and communication of all aspects of patient care including results of initial evaluation, plan of care, interventions, and response to interventions, changes in status, reassessments, education and discharge.


6.  Professionalism - Utilizes sound professional judgment based on knowledge, skill, education, training and experience.


7.  Clinical Application – Utilizes sound profession judgment based on knowledge of clinical practices, utilizing evidenced-based practice, and best-practice strategies.


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