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Speech Pathologist, Clinic

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
SSM Health
Physical Address

Shawnee, OK 74802
Job Description

Role Purpose:

Under general supervision, and in collaboration with other health care professionals, plan, organize, and deliver quality therapy services upon physician referral by performing evaluations and developing individual treatment plans and goals to maximize functional outcomes. Implements the treatment program and reassesses treatment results. Actively participates in discharge planning, team conferences and family conferences for inpatient services.


+ Reviews patient medical records, interviews and assesses patient; interviews family (parent/caregiver) as needed and utilizes findings to develop and document an individualized plan of care based on findings.

+ Implements plan of care and demonstrates competency in methods/modalities employed to assist patient in reaching short-term and long-term goals.

+ Demonstrate patient and/or family education activities as a component of therapy.

+ Perform accurate documentation/reporting for all patient visits; documents progress toward short-/long-term goals; and documentation is completed with timeliness standards set by departmental protocol.

+ Confer with other professionals (medical, allied health, and nursing) as well as patient and/or family regarding patient’s therapy goals and progress in therapy. Coordinates care with other professionals as needed.

+ Follow insurance guidelines to ensure timely payment of claims and/or procedures for obtaining prior authorization. Confer with those appropriate and complete necessary procedures to obtain specialized equipment and services required to enhance patient safety and performance following discharge.

+ Develop rapport with patient and/or family in a manner which facilitates the patient’s progress toward meeting short/long-term goals.

+ Utilizes diagnostic and treatment tools, equipment and materials effectively and maintains materials and equipment in usable condition.

+ Perform other duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

+ Licensure(as required below) signifies education requirements have been met.

+ Licensedby the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision forSpeech-Language Pathology and Audiology.Current CPR (Healthcare Provider).

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Acutecare experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position are, or can be,
required to possess the following physical capabilities:

+ Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 10 lbs.

+ Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily

+ Standing or walking more than 3 hours a day

+ Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than3 hours a day.

+ Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skintone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to readtelemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.

+ Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types ofmachinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation

About SSM St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital -

St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital is a 102-bed acute
care facility with approximately 60 physicians and 550 health care
professionals that has been serving the health care needs of the Shawnee, Okla.
community since 1964. The hospital offers a wide range of services that include
cardiology, oncology, surgery, emergency services and urgent care. Formerly
known as Unity Health Center, SSM Health finalized an agreement to bring Unity
into our system in 2012. St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital offers the community
extensive diagnostic services close to home. Additionally, it provides urgent
care services in a new location that includes in house lab services and X-ray
for the convenience of patients. St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital has been
recognized for quality by Press Ganey and the Oklahoma Quality Award, and the
hospital is a Certified Healthy Business.

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex

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