Location CLEVELAND, TN (Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland)
Department Speech Therapy
Field Rehabilitative Svcs
Diagnoses and treats speech and language problems, and engages in scientific study of human communication. Evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors. Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology.
Plans, administers, and coordinates speech therapy treatments to patients from all age groups in order to maximize their potential physical functioning. Performs Modified Barium Swallow evaluations in conjunction with the Radiology department. Contributes to the development of speech therapy policies, setting of standards, and revision of procedures as needed. Works closely with family members to assure achievement of goals and continuity of care. Provides documentation of patient progress reassesses and modifies goals and treatments as needed. Assists department Director/Manager in administrative duties in all areas of care (Outpatient, Acute, and Skilled Nursing/ECF Areas).
Graduate of an accredited Speech Therapy Program with a Master’s degree as evidenced by verification of state licensure.
Diploma or transcripts required upon hire.
May be a new graduate, but prefer 1 to 2 years of staff ST experience. Prefer experience with PPS system and ability to articulate skilled criteria a plus. Prefer experience with Modified Barium Swallows.
Current Speech Therapy license in State of Tennessee. Must hold a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Current BLS certification required (AHA or Red Cross).