JOB SUMMARY: Evaluates and treats patients requiring speech-language therapy. Requires some weekend shifts.
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: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 2005023951
About Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.