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Speech Language Pathologist- Per Diem

Speech Language Pathologist

Per Diem

JGS Lifecare has been taking care of the elders of our community for more than a century, fulfilling a promise made in 1912 to provide compassionate care to improve their physical, spiritual and social needs. Guided by Jewish traditions and values, we welcome the opportunity to make the lives of the elders we serve fulfilling, meaningful and vibrant across a spectrum of services. JGS Lifecare is committed to being an “Employer of Choice.” We offer employment opportunities for people with various interests and backgrounds interested in working in a variety of health and elder care settings.

At JGS Lifecare you will find a great working environment and an excellent compensation and benefits package. We are a smoke-free campus to ensure the health and safety of JGS Lifecare residents, patients, visitors and employees.

SUMMARY:
Evaluates treats and rehabilitates patients, students or clients by providing them with necessary therapeutic intervention. Maintains pertinent documentation, carries out necessary therapeutic intervention. Maintains pertinent documentation, carries out appropriate treatment plans, and contributes to discharge planning.

  1. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following ( other duties may be assigned)
  • Completes  screens (as scheduled)
  • Evaluation and accompanying documentation are completed at the time of the evaluation.
  • Obtains and verifies physician orders prior to initiation of evaluation
  • Payer source is identified and secured prior to initiation of evaluation
  • Identifies objective findings and problems
  • Establishes appropriate short/long term goals

 

  1. TREATS PATIENTS:
  • Documents progress in attainment of goals on a timely basis
  • Utilizes current body of knowledge, skills, and techniques
  • Interacts with patients/families in an appropriate, safe and professional manner
  • Designs adaptive equipment and orthotics
  • Designs and/or implements home programs (as appropriate)
  • Communicates appropriate referrals to team member and/or supervisor
  • Assists in development and implementation of new programs/techniques to enhance therapy services (as assigned)
  • Balances and maintains an appropriate caseload to meet company and facility productivity standards Initiates and follows through with restorative programs as appropriate
  • Attends patient care meetings and actively participates (as assigned)
  • Follows through with discharge planning including: equipment ordering, family teaching, home safety recommendations, and discharge documentation (as appropriate)

 

  1. DOCUMENTATION/PAPERWORK:
  • Daily documentation is accurately completed each day
  • Billing logs are accurately completed on a daily basis
  • Weekly notes are completed as required per specific setting
  • Time sheets are accurately completed and submitted on time to manager
  • Documentation accurately reflects treatment program, progress and other factors affecting treatment
  • Maintains QI documents accurately (as assigned)

 

  1. COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK:
  • Maintains consistent communication with supervisor and team
  • Interacts all staff in a professional and courteous manner
  • Coordinates patient care with other disciplines
  • Responds positively to constructive feedback and seeks clarification as needed
  • Flexible and willing to assume additional responsibilities when the need arises
  • Listens carefully to directions/problems and responds appropriately
  • When in doubt, asks for clarification and feedback when needed
  • Displays good organizational and time management skills; ensures coordinated service delivered to patients and families
  • Proactive in problem identification and seeks appropriate guidance from supervisor as needed

 

  1. STUDENT AFFILIATION (as assigned):
  • Serves as clinical instructor for student
  • Supervises student daily
  • Co-signs documents daily
  • Evaluates student performances at midterm and final

 

  1. PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS:
  • Adheres to facility dress codes
  • Maintains patient and staff confidentiality
  • Adheres to established facility policy and procedures related to environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection control, universal precautions
  • Adheres to company policy and procedures
  • Adheres to company policy concerning tardiness, absenteeism, and call in procedures
  • Follows appropriate procedure for scheduling time off including sufficient coverage information on each patient
  • Attends company meetings as required
  • Maintains work area in safe, neat orderly fashion (as applicable)
  • Willingly accepts new duties as assigned
  • Flexible to travel to all assigned facilities daily

 

  1. CONTINUING EDUCATION:
  • Attends facility related in services as appropriate to facility
  • Provides in-services to facility staff as needed
  • Sets a positive example for all employees and shares knowledge with new/less experienced clinicians
  • Maintains awareness and understanding of reimbursement issues as related to state, facility and company guidelines/laws
  • Attends conferences/seminars
QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

  • Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree (M.S) from four-year college or university; related experience and or training; or equivalent combination and experience
 

  • Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as patient medical record, physician orders, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before small groups or facility staff family members or fellow employees.
 

  • Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.
 

  • Reasoning ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instruction furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
 

  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

License to practice allied health profession in Massachusetts or eligible for license, valid Massachusetts driver’s license, proof of CPR certification or eligible for certification.
 

  • 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 stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, of feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
 

  • Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

  • Job Classification Exposure Category II

While the normal duties of this job involve no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, the employee has potential to be exposed to blood, body fluids, and tissues and should take appropriate protective measures by following Universal Precautions, use of Personal Protective equipment, and information about the availability and recommendations of the Hepatitis B vaccine.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran
JGS Lifecare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or expression, genetics, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, veteran status or any other status that is protected by local, state or federal law.
 

 

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