Responsible for providing clinical and professional leadership within the Department. Responsible for the evaluation, reevaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care. Additionally, our Speech-Language Pathologist, maintains and documents productivity standards set by the Rehabilitative Services Director. Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges according to departmental standards. Develops a Plan of Care outlining area of deficit, target activity, context, assistance needed, functional, realistic and measurable goal(s) and/or status ongoing goal(s). Recommends and provides treatment based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings. Follows TRAAC. Initiates, documents, & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached. Continually documents active &supportive education with the patient, parents, and others concerned, regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process. Maintains ongoing continuing education to maintain professional licensure and clinical excellence. Supervises Assistants, Rehabilitation Aides, and others (i.e., interns/students) according to experience.
Requires a Master Degree in Speech-Language Pathology CPR, Healthcare Provider, Florida license or Provisional Florida licensure required. Level II finger printing background (as per department only). Two years pediatric experience, feeding and swallowing experience, bi-lingual English/Spanish required. Certification of Clinical Competence by the ASHA or CF candidate. FLASHA membership highly recommended Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians and other health care professionals in all work related situations. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Analytical ability necessary to evaluate patient condition, to interpret, analyze data, assess patient progress, and determine appropriate follow-up. At least two years of experience necessary to treat infants (0-15 months) independently as determined by meeting departmental clinical competencies established for speech-language pathology. Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers. Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care. Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions.
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