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The Methodist Hospitals SPEECH PATHOLOGIST-HOME HEALTH/OP REHAB in Merrillville, Indiana

Evaluates and treats patients of all ages who suffered cognitive, language disorders, swallowing problems, and oral motor disorders due to trauma, illnesses or surgery. This position creates a treatment plan based on the assessment findings and, works with the patient and family members to achieve the highest possible level of independence.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Designs and executes a treatment plan based on assessment findings.

  • Documents assessments and interventions accurately and timely.

  • Educates patients and families.

  • Evaluates patients cognitive, communication, swallowing skills.

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary meetings and case reviews.

  • Supervises students as needed.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrates proficiency in oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrates flexibility to meet unanticipated demands and priorities.

  • Knowledgable in the principles of growth and development over life span.

  • Possess skills to work with patients of all ages from infant to geriatric.

  • Ability to work safely at all times adhering to the safety policies and procedures, as well as the National Patient Safety Goals.

  • Ability to perform all duties in a courteous and kind manner by placing the patients and families first.

  • Ability to assist other members of the health care team to achieve desired outcomes.

EDUCATION

  • Masters Speech Pathology Required

  • 1 Healthcare/Medical - Speech-Language Pathologist Preferred

  • Certified Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Licensed Speech Pathology

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

ID: 2020-6613

Street: 303 E 89th Ave

FTE: 1.0

Responsibilities: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Designs and executes a treatment plan based on assessment findings.

  • Documents assessments and interventions accurately and timely.

  • Educates patients and families.

  • Evaluates patients cognitive, communication, swallowing skills.

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary meetings and case reviews.

  • Supervises students as needed.

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