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Speech Language Pathologist - Elk City, Oklahoma - Speech Language Pathologist

Company: Kindred Hospitals
Location: Elk City
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Speech Language Pathologist - Elk City, OklahomaDescriptionNEW: $5,000 SIGN ON BONUS!! Setting: Acute Rehab Unit at Great Plains Regional in Elk City, Oklahoma -- The staff Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP/CCC) coordinates the Speech/Language Pathology care for a patient population of primarily adolescent, adult and geriatric persons who are acutely ill and have medically complex needs which result in mobility and activities of daily living deficits. The Speech/Language Pathologist accurately assesses patients' needs; identifies and initiates appropriate speech/language pathology interventions; provides patient and family teaching; works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional speech/language pathology practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.-- These functions are carried out according to Hospital policy, Hospital mission statement, Performance Improvement plan, and the philosophy of the Therapy Department.-- The Speech/Language Pathologist participates in performance improvement and program development activities.-- Responsibilities include providing input into hospital budgetary planning process; contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the Therapy Department; and maintaining positive relations with all stakeholders. QualificationsKnowledge and Ability The Speech/Language Pathologist, working in a staff position, has a well-developed plan for meeting patient needs, demonstrates good clinical judgment and is competent in Speech/Language Pathology practice. -- Education/Experience The Speech/Language Pathologist is a graduate of an accredited School of Speech/Language Pathology, is certified in clinical competency by ASHA with current licensure in the state where the hospital is located as a Speech/Language Pathologist.-- One year of experience in the care of patients in an acute hospital setting. Current BLS required.-- -- Physical Requirements Good general health and stress coping ability.-- Full mobility and ability to participate in normal activity.-- Demonstrates ability to speak and hear to communicate with patients, physicians, hospital personnel and the public.-- Near vision acuity for accurate reading and ability to inspect and analyze work.-- Able to lift up to thirty (30) pounds.-- Able to bend, stoop and stretch with minimal physical limitation. -- OSHA Task Category The normal procedure involves potential exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.-- Universal Precautions with patients should be adhered to in the unlikely event of accidental exposure with ready access to first aid.-- Protective devices should be worn by the employee when performing tasks that may cause exposure. --

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