Sep 22, 2020

Speech Therapist - Rehabilitation Center

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Des Moines, IA, USA

Job Description

The Rehabilitation Center of Des Moines, IA, is seeking a PRN Speech/Language Pathologist to join our in-house therapy team.  We provide services to a diverse and interesting adult patient population with a wide variety of diagnoses, and we seek great clinicians who are interested in developing and implementing programs and providing excellent therapy services to our patients. In return, we can offer an in-house work environment where you will be respected and valued as a clinician along with competitive compensation and professional growth opportunities.    The Rehabilitation Center of Des Moines receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.     Experience/Qualifications: Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist     Duties:  Evaluate patients within 48 hours of physician referral Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician Treat patients according to the physician’s treatment plan and adhere to facility documentation guidelines  Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and treatment plans Participate in Patient Care Conference, Utilization Review Meeting and Rehabilitation Conferences Participate in in service training program for other staff in the facility Record evaluations, daily treatment notes, weekly progress notes, HCFA 700 & 701 forms per documentation guidelines Record treatment charges per facility policy and procedure Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance program. Participate in discharge planning Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence Comply with the American Speech Language and Hearing Practice Act for the state, and the facility policy and procedures   Desired Skills:  Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process Superior interpersonal communication skills Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department We are an Equal Opportunity Employer  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.