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Speech Language Pathologist at Beacon Health Systems

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: bremen, Indiana

Job Description:

Reports to Therapy Department Leadership. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with speech, language, cognitive, swallow impairment and/or other neurogenic communication disorders in the adult and/or pediatric population. Participates in departmental programs, activities and serves as a role model of quality clinical practice. Serves as a resource to staff, rehabilitation teams and Interns.


  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.

  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.

  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.

Clinical Practice:

  • Completes appropriate assessment per physician's orders and diagnosis.

  • Develops individualized treatment plan including time based functional goals.

  • Reassesses the patient and modifies treatment plan appropriately with respect to objective findings.

  • Communicates directly with physician regarding any requests for changes to physician prescribed therapy.

  • Assures prescription is current.

  • Oversees and supervises patient treatment planning with therapy assistants.

  • Follows all practice act and regulatory guidelines for assistant supervision and patient management.

  • Begins D/C planning at the time of evaluation.

  • Incorporates skills learned at continuing education/in-services into daily practice.

  • Utilizes a variety of appropriate evidence based treatment techniques through individualized treatment planning to optimize outcomes.

  • Instructs patient/family in therapeutic activities, provides hand-out when appropriate, and documents in the medical records.

  • Communicates with patients and families in a way that is professional and appropriate to their level of understanding and need.

Department Operations:

  • Productivity expectation for assigned area is met.

  • Actively and appropriately participates in meetings, program development, special projects, performance improvement, etc.

  • Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in managing caseload on a daily basis.

  • Proactively seeks to assist others when personal caseload is less than productivity expectation.

  • Holds self accountable for all information related to policy and regulatory guidelines presented in meetings, in-services, in writing and verbally.

  • Accepts responsibility/accountability and performs daily support activities when those personnel are not available.

  • Meets all defined deadlines (license, CPR, mandatory ins., TB).

  • Collaborates with all disciplines/ancillary personnel to effectively manage patients.

  • Team norms are consistently followed for communication.

  • When giving direction to support personnel, expectations are made clear.


  • Adheres to department policy times frames for completion of all paperwork (evaluations, notes and D/C summary).

  • Completes within established guidelines, all documentation related to patient assessment tools used for outcomes and or regulatory compliance.

  • Documentation includes appropriate detail to support all billing charges and is completed in a timely fashion to meet payor requirements for prior authorization, and continuation of treatment.

  • Content of all documentation is complete and appropriate for diagnosis and condition (i.e. objective functional measures, special tests and minutes).

  • Signs/cosigns documentation appropriately per practice act and policy.

Education and Experience

The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Speech Language Pathology license in the State of Indiana is required. Previous acute care, in-patient rehab and out-patient treatment is beneficial.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires familiarity with use of modalities and equipment needed to complete standard treatments offered.

  • Requires tact and discretion when working with patients, families, and physicians.

  • Must maintain current BLS certification.

Working Conditions
  • At risk for occupational exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Demands

  • Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Sufficient balance and strength necessary in standing to ensure patient safety while performing swallow studies.

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