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PRN Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

Affinity Health Group

This is a Full-time position in monroe, la posted November 29, 2021.

At Affinity Health Group, we specialize in taking care of people: our members, our patients, and our employees. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits! Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 401(k).

Affinity is currently looking for a PRN Speech Language Pathologist to work some afternoon hours at our Health Management Center .

Job Summary: The Speech Language Pathologist is a qualified professional who assists the physician in evaluating level of function, helps develop the plan of treatment (revising as necessary), prepares clinical and progress notes, advises and consults with the family and other staff. The SLP is responsible for coordinating Speech Therapy services for Vantage Members and Affinity Patients. The SLP is also responsible for assessing the patient to determine if on-going Speech Therapy services are needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Perform and document an initial evaluation, evaluating the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention

· Complete all documentation within 72 hours of the patient encounter

· Complete all billing requirements by the end of business each day

· Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit

· Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home

· Confer with the patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the intervention program

· Review physician’s referral and patient’s medical records to help determine diagnosis and speech therapy treatment required

· Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart

· Obtain patients’ informed consent to proposed interventions

· Discharge patient from speech therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals

· Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation

· Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits and any reasonable alternatives

· Inform the patient when diagnosis reveals findings outside their scope and refer to an appropriate practitioner

· Direct and supervise supportive personnel, assessing their competence, delegating specific tasks to them and establishing channels of communication

Marginal Duties:

Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited university

·         Has been granted a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in the speech pathology by the American Speech and Hearing Association

·         Must hold a current state license and must maintain license renewal in accordance with the applicable State Licensing Board

·         Customer service oriented attitude/behavior

·         Ability to work with limited supervision and to make decisions based on established policies and procedures

·         Two years of experience with Adult and Pediatric experience is preferred  

·         Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

·         Current CPR 

·         Physical and TB completed within the last six (6) months  

Supervisory Responsibilities:

·          None

 

Supervision Received:

·         Works under general supervision of the Therapy Services Manager 

 

Working Conditions:

·         Overtime will be occasionally required. Travel may be required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.