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Speech-Language Pathology - Speech Therapist (SLP) (Texas, Bonham, Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home) at HMR Veterans Services Inc

Speech-Language Pathology - Speech Therapist (SLP) (Texas, Bonham, Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home)

HMR Veterans Services Inc Mobile, AL Full Time
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The primary purpose of your job position is to establish and monitor therapeutic plans of care utilizing available support staff to maximize the delivery of therapeutic services with significant outcome in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations.


Essential Functions:


  • Evaluate, establish, implement, and monitor therapeutic plans of care.
  • Monitor and effectively document resident care and progress.
  • Design functional maintenance programs.
  • Complete all paperwork accurately and timely (700/701 forms, weekly notes, billing grids, time sheets, etc.)
  • Supervise therapy assistants and rehab aides? performance and provide instructive input.
  • Determine staffing needs of the therapy department when necessary to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Provide educational inservices to residents, families, and facility personnel as appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly to interdisciplinary team regarding resident?s status and discharge plans.
  • Meet with administration, medical and health services staff, and other facility departments regarding planning therapy services.
  • Assist in interpreting policies and procedures to staff, residents, and family members as necessary.
  • Maintain treatment records, resident files and progress notes as required.
  • Provide guidance and training for new and less experienced staff.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of competent OT, PT and SLP staff.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with treatment techniques and scheduling.
  • Participate in developing work schedules and assignments as required.
  • Interview resident to determine type of treatment needed and schedule therapy as ordered.
  • Brief resident of procedures involved in therapy and prepare necessary equipment.
  • Assist in transporting resident to and from therapy room/area.
  • Ensure all therapy notes are informative and descriptive of care provided and the resident?s response to treatment.
  • Develop and implement procedures such that therapy supplies are used and distributed in an efficient manner to avoid waste.
  • Deliver therapeutic procedures in a resident?s room, or on an outpatient basis. Reassure resident before and during therapy treatment.
  • Recommend modifications or changes in the resident?s therapy program based on own evaluation of progress.
  • Involve the resident/family in planning objectives and goals for the resident.
  • Ensure that therapy area is maintained in a clean, tidy and safe manner.
  • Provide supervision of therapy assistants as required in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Performs other related assignments as assigned.



Work Schedule

  • As assigned, including some week-ends, evenings and Holidays.


Working Conditions

  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas.
  • Most of the work is performed indoors
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors.
  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • May be exposed to bodily fluids, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and hepatitis B viruses.


Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; implements or office equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Collect information through observation, listening, touching, and smelling.
  • Must have auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess
  • Job requires regular sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, and carrying charts, food, trays, etc.
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance).
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds.


Safety, Sanitation and Infection Controls

  • Assure the assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are observed.
  • Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
  • Follow established safety policies and procedures.
  • Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with established sanitation procedures.
  • Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Report any accident/incident to your supervisor no matter how minor.

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