TABITHA’S PURPOSE: We empower people to live joyfully, age gratefully.
This position is responsible for identifying, assessing, and treating clients with speech, language, swallowing disorders, and voice disorders. This position is responsible for delivery of quality service, promoting good public relations, and for upholding the mission and standards of the facility.
Evaluates the client by utilizing appropriate diagnostic assessment tools for dysphagia, speech/language/voice disorders.
Performs Speech Pathology treatment procedures based on initial and on-going client evaluation.
Develops and implements the client's plan of care in collaboration with the physician, other health care professionals, family/caregiver according to agency procedures and state and federal regulations.
Documents the care provided, instructions given, client's progress toward goals, and changes in condition following each visit adhering to Tabitha's policies and procedures and state/federal regulations.
Reports significant changes in the client's condition to the physician and nursing staff.
Communicates and coordinates care with other health care professionals involved in the care.
Designs, implements, and evaluates therapeutic exercise programs and instructs the client's family/caregiver/Rehabilitation Aide/Functional Maintenance Aide in carrying out the program.
Consults with the attending physician and obtains a written telephone order for changes in the client's plan of care.
Ensures that assigned clients' clinical records are complete, timely, and reflect coordination of care.
Oversees and coordinates Rehabilitation aides’ client care activities.
Organizes and prioritizes work to complete responsibilities according to plan within established time frames to meet the client’s medical and social needs.
Communicates effectively with families, staff and support services to achieve client goals and meet service expectations.
Provides client care in a service environment that demonstrates honesty, integrity, compassion and trust.
Promote positive client/staff relations according to the mission statement of Tabitha Health Care Services.
Follows all policies and procedures for Tabitha Health Care Services and Rehabilitation.
Assures delivery of optimum service by reporting to work on time as scheduled, and/or providing appropriate advance notification.
Participates in personal and professional growth by attending mandatory inservices and scheduled department meetings and seminars.
Follows all safety and infection control policies and practices of the facility and regulatory agencies at all times.
Maintains work schedule which allows for coverage in all Rehab. programs as needed.
Attends and actively participates in client care conferences as indicated whenever on duty.
Maintains a positive outlook toward employer and work responsibilities.
Dresses and conducts self in an appropriate manner according to established procedures.
Plans, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates all student interns and volunteers.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor.
Participates in designated department/corporate committees, (example: Safety Committee, Performance Improvement Committee).
Teaches in-services relating to Rehabilitation upon request of supervisor and in coordination with Director of Education.
Assists in orientation of nursing employees relating to Rehabilitation.
Nebraska Speech Pathology license.
Current C.P.R. certification required
Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Valid Nebraska driver's license and state required minimum automobile insurance coverage required.
EDUCATION/TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Master's Degree in Speech Pathology.
Five years of experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of and ability to apply speech pathology principles and practices required.
Ability to effectively communicate test results, diagnoses, and proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by clients.
Need to approach problems objectively and to advocate for the needs of their clients and their families.
Considerable patience and compassion are also needed since client's progress may be slow.
Indoor environment. May be exposed to infectious diseases. Must be knowledgeable of and follow all safety and infection control procedures for position including Standard Precautions to prevent injury to self and others. Traveling is required when conducting home health or contract site client visits. Chemicals may cause skin, eye, or lung irritation if proper precautions are not followed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB
Not physically demanding, but attention to detail and intense concentration needed; can be mentally exhausting.
Continuous use of: Client assistive device, wheelchairs.
Frequent use of: telephones, Dictaphone, VCR, Visipitch, TV and computer.
STATEMENT OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Tabitha Health Care Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices and decisions including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the termination of employment.
Furthermore, Tabitha Health Care Services will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Please contact Tabitha Health Care Services Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.
As a government contractor, the organization has adopted written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. These plans will be revised on an annual basis. Tabitha Health Care Services is committed to making a good-faith effort toward achieving the objectives of the Plans. Any employee who would like to review the Plans may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Human Resources Department during normal business hours.