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Speech Language Pathologist - Per Diem

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Allentown Campus is looking for a per diem Speech Language Pathologist to evaluate, plan and administer speech language pathology treatment programs within the acute care setting, to address mechanical and/or neurological impairments, which may limit performance of speech, language and/or swallowing resulting from injury, disease, or illness. Patient responsibilities include care provision for the patients below. The Speech-Language Pathologist shall work within the practice guidelines as defined by Pennsylvania state law. Patients encountered by the Speech Language Pathologist may include those with a diagnosis and/or impairments related to pediatric (Birth - 12 years), adolescent (13-17 years), adult (18-65 years) medical conditions. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates knowledge of Speech Language Pathology in the Acute Care and prioritizes implements and documents evaluations and interventions to move patients to the next level of care in a safe, timely, and effective manner.
Performs speech therapy evaluations in a technically competent manner that minimizes risk to the patient, self and others by selecting reliable and valid evaluation methods that are relevant to the chief complaint and history of the patient.
In collaboration with the patient, the patient's family, caregivers and other members of the multidisciplinary team, establish an appropriate plan of care based on clinical evaluation that takes into consideration impairments, functional limitations, resultant disabilities, functional outcomes, and patient's goals.
Identifies the need for reevaluation based upon achievement of goals, progress or lack of progress, change in patient status, and response to interventions provided
Performs technically competent interventions based on the plan of care and adapts interventions to meet the individual needs and response of the patient/client.
Provides appropriate and timely communication to the related health care providers to facilitate a timely discharge from the hospital setting
Interprets and uses clinical findings to establish a rehabilitation diagnosis and prognosis within the practitioner's knowledge base.
Make suitable discharge recommendation based on identified impairments, resultant functional limitations, and disabilities.
Attends case management/interdisciplinary rounds, where appropriate, and provides timely communication of information to other members of the multidisciplinary team necessary for the effective delivery of care.
Makes recommendations/referral to appropriate entities and DME necessary to ensure safe discharge and produces documentation that is accurate, concise, and timely; within 2 hours of intervention provided
Maintains minimum productivity standards set forth for a staff speech therapist.
Must be able to sit for up to ninety minutes at a time. Be able to tolerate standing for thirty to forty-five minutes consecutively. Must be able to use hands/fingers to manipulate dials on machines. Must have the ability to lift/move patients up to 300 lbs., push/pull patients weighing up to 300 lbs. The clinician will frequently stoop/bend, squat, crouch, kneel and reach above shoulder height. Must be capable of tactile sensation as it relates to feeling for muscle spasms, texture and skin temperature. Must have the ability to hear as it relates to normal conversation and ability to hear call bells. Must be capable of seeing as it relates to general vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision.
Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology required, Doctorate Degree preferred.
Speech Language Pathologist License in the state as determined by the job location.
CPR certification required.
Previous experience in a clinical setting preferred.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Speech Language Pathologist - Per Diem, Healthcare , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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