The Speech Therapy Assistant treats patients according to a treatment plan developed by the supervising Speech-Language Therapist (SLP) and approved by the attending physician.
This is a PRN Position
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the charge nurse.
• Demonstrates ability to apply Speech Therapy procedures.
• Provides age appropriate therapeutic interventions.
• Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence.
• Maintains the cleanliness of various instruments and equipment per hospital policy.
• Demonstrates knowledge of speech therapy equipment utilized in different procedures.
• Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
• Completes all required documentation of patient care according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
• Resolves, with assistance from the SLP or Director of Therapy Services, areas of concern or conflict with patients’ families and/or co-workers in a professional, proactive and courteous manner.
• Accepts direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
• Communicates with the SLP, Director of Therapy Services, physicians and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
• Participates as necessary in patient care conferences.
• Participates in in-service training programs.
• Participates in discharge planning.
• Establish and instruct caregivers in patient specific maintenance programs.
• Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
• Provides clear, appropriate and effective instructions to technicians and direct-care staff as indicated.
• Meets all deadlines to ensure compliance with administrative requests not addressed elsewhere.
• Assists program director in managing and developing departmental budges.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Prefer six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation setting.
• Completion of an accredited Bachelor’s degree from a program of study designed for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA)
• Current licensure as a Speech Therapist Assistant in the state of Texas.
• Must be certified in AHA Healthcare BLS/CPR.
• Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or, obtain within 30 days of hire.
All Nexus Health Systems employees will need to meet the requirements outlined in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interim final rule requiring all workers in most health care settings that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The rule is effective November 5, 2021. Under the regulation, all eligible workers of Nexus Health Systems must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022.