Speech & Lang Pathologist SNF at Brookdale Senior Living

Posted in Health Care 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Sarasota, Florida





Job Description:

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Benefit plan package
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
• Associate Compassion Fund
• Associate Discounts
• Identity theft protection
• Pet savings and insurance plans
• Voluntary benefits available

Full-time associate benefits:
• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
• Paid Time Off
• Adoption Benefit
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
• Voluntary STD and LTD

Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.

Responsibilities

Delivers high quality speech-language pathology services to patients with speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing disorders, including screening, assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation. Improves patients' communication skills through vocal exercises and cognitive therapies. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. Promotes rehab services within the Community, attends meetings and care conferences, performs administrative and billing duties within specified guidelines and timeframes. Demonstrates personal and professional work behaviors which promote the practice of speech-language pathology within the Community. Adheres to applicable principles and practices of speech-language pathology, Brookdale policy and procedures and State / Federal regulations.


  1. Optimizes communication, cognitive and swallowing skills of patients by performing the following tasks: screening, initiating referrals; evaluating and treating appropriate patients; effectively participating in the care planning process; appropriately documenting progress toward identified objectives and communicating patient status and needs to the patient, the patient's family, the staff and other professionals as appropriate.

  2. Conducts evaluations using standardized tests, specifically selected to assess the individual patient after thorough review of the resident's medical record, in order to determine patients' baseline status and identify impairments, functional deficits and potential to improve based on normative data.

  3. Establishes individual patient plan of care, based on current evidence, to optimally address patient-specific goals and to comply with service delivery parameters in accordance with the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual, Managed Care Contract or other guidelines specific to skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

  4. Develops treatment plans by identifying a problem list, including long and short-term goals and methods to achieve identified goals. Confers formally and informally with the physician and other team members in coordinating the total rehabilitation program of the patient.

  5. Coordinates treatment plan with patient, family and other team members. Implements and conducts skilled treatment as outlined in the treatment plan. Monitors patient's response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with physician's orders. Adapts treatment to meet the individual needs of the patient.

  6. Recommends and obtains appropriate equipment to improve patient's communication. Instructs patient, family and staff in use of augmentative communication devices.

  7. Instructs patient, family and staff in appropriate speech language procedures or home program to allow carryover of therapeutic remediation and goals in daily activities.

  8. Participates in transition / discharge planning.

  9. Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the total services delivered and of individual speech language pathology programs for effectiveness and efficiency, using predetermined criteria.

  10. Utilizes the Community electronic medical record to review the patient's medical chart, complete forms such as patient screens, physician orders, transition documentation. Documents evaluation, treatment encounter notes, progress reports, re-certifications, discharge notes and other required patient data in the Therapy electronic medical record. Utilizes guidelines for skilled documentation

  11. Submits billing, payroll and expense documentation in an accurate and timely manner meeting all regulatory guidelines. Assists in the collection of statistics as directed.

  12. Adheres to Brookdale policies and procedures. Complies with all Infection Control, Universal Precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional. Assists with and participates in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Programs as required. Adheres to established confidentiality standards as required by Brookdale concerning patient information.

  13. Attends in-service training, as well as, provides education to members of the patient care team and members of the community.

  14. Consistently demonstrates sound judgement in the evaluation, planning, implementation and follow-up of patient therapy programs.

  15. Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  16. Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development.

  17. Complies with Human Resource policies including, but not limited to, maintaining professional licensure in good standing, staying current for personnel file items (TB Test, CPR Certification, etc.), complying with State / Federal / Brookdale wage and hour law regulations, device management and Learning Management System (LMS) completion.

This job description represents an overview of the

responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of

responsibilities
. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.





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