Speech Language Pathologist SLP Inpatient – ClearSky Health – Kenosha, WI

New Hospital opening in 2023!

Our hospital provides high-quality care that transforms the lives of those living with disabling injuries and illnesses. We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to excellence, to our patients, to our employees, and to the communities we serve.

The Speech Language Pathologist assesses, diagnoses, and treats speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. This position must integrate company values into daily practice.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for administration and direct application of Speech Language Pathology treatment modalities as prescribed by a licensed physician.
  • Performs patient assessment, establishes plan of care, and prepares discharge plans.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of treatment and modifies as necessary.
  • Assesses educational and cultural needs of the patient, family, caregiver, or significant other and communicate accordingly to promote maximum benefit of care.
  • Coordinates with interdisciplinary team on patient needs, dietary requirements, treatment modifications, and progress.
  • Uses age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines to perform treatments and procedures that are routine for unit/clinic based on patient age.
  • Completes patient documentation in a thorough, timely, and efficient manner.
  • May be required to work during inclement weather and other staffing emergencies.
  • Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and staff. Assesses the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions. Complies with appropriate and approved safety and Infection Prevention standards.
  • Maintains regular attendance in keeping with assigned work schedule.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support overall effectiveness of the organization.

Minimum Job Requirements


Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Two years of direct patient care experience in rehabilitation hospital setting preferred.


Required Licenses, Certifications, and/or Documentation:

  • Current state licensure in Speech Language Pathology.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA or Clinical Fellowship Year status or equivalent preferred.
  • Basic Life Support/CPR card required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current principles and practice of Speech Pathology.
  • Demonstrates competency in the provision of care according to established standards
  • Demonstrates appropriate application of age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines in caring for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of treatment costs and financial support as they relate to quality and efficiency.

Physical Requirements Over the Course of a Shift

  • A significant amount of standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling, often for prolonged periods of time.
  • Both gross and precise motor functions.
  • Lifting/exerting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Possible exposure to bodily fluids.
  • Visual acuity required for patient assessment and documentation of care.
  • Acute hearing required for accurate patient assessment.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to operate equipment and computer keyboard.
  • Close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Contacts

Age of Patient Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics

Internal Contacts: Patients, Providers, Staff, Volunteers

External Contacts: Patients, Providers, Vendors, Community agencies and advocates, Regulatory agencies, Patient Families

Physical Requirements Over the Course of a Shift

General Activity:

  • Stand/Walk 31% to 60% of the time
  • Sit 31% to 60% of the time
  • Drive 0% of 30% of the time

Motion:

  • Bend 0% to 30% of the time
  • Squat 0% to 30% of the time
  • Crawl 0% to 30% of the time
  • Climb 0% to 30% of the time
  • Reach 61% to 100% of the time
  • Lift 61% to 100% of the time
  • Carry 61% to 100% of the time
  • Push 61% to 100% of the time
  • Pull 61% to 100% of the time


Use of Hands/Feet:

  • Right Hand – Gross Motor and Precise function required
  • Left Hand – Gross Motor and Precise function required
  • Right Foot – Gross Motor function required
  • Left Foot – Gross Motor function required


Weight Lifted/Force Exerted:

  • Up to 25 lbs. 0% to 30% of the time
  • Up to 50 lbs. 31% to 60% of the time

Body Fluid Exposure – Yes

Other physical requirements:

  • Visual acuity required for patient assessment and documentation of care. ·
  • Acute hearing required for accurate patient assessment. ·
  • Prolonged periods of standing, bending, and reaching. ·
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to operate equipment and computer keyboard.

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