Speech Therapist

  • Exeter, NH
  • Exeter Hospital
  • InpatientInpatient
  • per diem limited
  • Req #: 5620
  •  Day Shift - Varies as needed
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Summary

Plans and administers medically prescribed speech therapy evaluation and treatment for patients with neurological or developmental speech language communication and/or feeding/swallowing disorders to improve and/or restore function and prevent disability.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree; graduate of an accredited program
  • Dysphagia & Modified Barium Swallow Studies (Inpatient)
  • Speech Language Pathologist - NH
  • CPR certified within 90 days of hire

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Selects; administers and interprets clinically appropriate assessments.
  2. Effectively integrates educational; medical; social and psychological factors when interpreting evaluative measures and determining the appropriate treatment diagnosis/diagnoses.
  3. Develops and implements individual plans of care which promote development and/or restoration of skills required for successful participation in community activities and activities of daily living.
  4. Evaluates treatment outcomes at various stages and modifies the plan of care to reflect any changes in the patient's performance or condition.
  5. Designs home exercise programs to facilitate carry over and promote independence. Provides instruction and supervision in the implementation of home programs.
  6. Complies with standards for medical; and/or educational; records management (e.g. insurance authorization; consents; physician's referral; documentation of treatment notes) and maintains patient/client confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
  7. Acts as a professional consultant to contract; educational and medical professionals and patients/clients and their families.
  8. Responsible for managing and integrating therapeutic services within the contract setting.
  9. Responsible for independent decision making r/t therapeutic services in the contract setting.
  10. Teaches manual sign language to individuals incapable of speaking.
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