SLP/Speech Therapist

Job Code: 850906

LOCATION:  Palm Springs (CA)

Enjoy up to a $20,000 sign on bonus with this excellent opportunity to join a compassionate team that provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services in a large 350+ bed acute care hospital, with an innovative, patient-centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. The hospital provides quality patient care in acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics. Enjoy a competitive base salary with comprehensive benefits and great opportunities for career growth. Individual wages are determined based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, an individual’s qualifications and experience.

General Duties:

  • Support and assist the development of the Rehabilitation Program area(s) assigned and for the provision of physical therapy services.  Rehabilitation Services at this Medical Center may include the provision of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and recreational therapy to patients on acute care units, in the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, the Skilled Nursing Facility, and/or in the Outpatient Program.
  • This program provides services to include wound care, orthopedic, and neuro-rehab. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.

Department Specific Duties:

  • Evaluate and treat patient using good body mechanics and safety techniques.
  • Performs evaluations, planning, and treatment of patients in a timely manner.
  • Document accurately, clearly, legibly, timely (the day of treatment) within the scope of practice. This will include evaluations, progress notes, reports and calls to Physicians, prescription updates, checking for authorization approvals prior to treatment and accurate charges, completing all necessary chart information to ensure accurate information for care and reimbursement.
  • Report all possible overtime activity to the Rehab manager for approval prior to accepting the assignment.  Participate in rotation of self-directed work team scheduling.
  • Communicate any loss of supplies and lock supplies for security.  Prevent unnecessary overstocking of supplies in the areas assigned.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings to discuss care plans, disseminate information, and provide support to the team to assist in the success of departmental goals.  Participate in assigned self-directed work team projects.
  • Attend (and give) the in-services offered by the department to improve the clinical strength of the department.
  • Provide for the age specific care through integration of the patient’s developmental stages in the life span through attendance of in-services internal and /or external.  It is the responsibility of the professional to refrain from treatment of patients that they have not passed competencies for within the scope of practice.
  • Prepares equipment and therapy treatment sites for safe and clean provision of services.
  • Prepare, utilize, return supplies and equipment in a safe and cost efficient manner.
  • Communicates equipment problems promptly and performs monthly equipment safety inspections as assigned and reports findings to the supervising therapist or self-directed team leader.
  • Assists with scheduling of patient and with awareness of the patient needs if receiving multiple therapy interventions.  Promotes team cooperation between professions to focus on patient’s needs and goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Valid California Speech Pathology Licensure
  • 1+ to 2 years of experience
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  •  Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
  •  Preferred:  Experience in Barium Swallow Evaluations

Note:  The Hospital complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

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