JOB SUMMARY: Evaluates and treats patients requiring speech-language therapy.
Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the condition of the patient. Educates and counsels patient and family regarding treatment plans. Maintains clinical records and follows performance improvement recommendations. Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from speech therapy services. Provides information regarding appropriate support programs. Incorporates clinical trends and make adjustments and recommendations to ensure cost-effective delivery of care and services. Documents change of status in patient condition or physician orders. Identifies contraindications for providing skilled therapy services. Demonstrates knowledge of lab values, diagnostic tests, FIM scale/PAI scoring and the impact on the patient. Seeks consultation for solutions to unusual situations or diagnoses. Identifies and maintains required knowledge skill sets and equipment use (including: pulse oximeter, speaking valves, trachs, ventilator monitoring, videoswallow chair, DVD equipment, thickening agents, computer, wheelchairs, gait belts, patient beds and call systems) to deliver quality patient care. Serves as a preceptor/mentor for students and staff, as appropriate.
License Required: Valid state license, AZ Dept. of Health Services / Division of Licensing Services.
Certification Required: Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) until completion of requirements. Basic Life Support (BLS).
Certification Preferred: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence with completion of CFY. Specialty areas.
EDUCATION: Required: Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Required: None
Job: Speech Therapy
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 2005033555
About Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.