Nov 24, 2020
Fort Dodge, IA 50501, USA
Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation and West Bend Care Center are seeking a full time SLP to join our fun and hard working in-house therapy team to treat our deserving patients in Iowa. We are a strong community partner working to provide excellent care and expand services to the neighboring communities. We are proud of our facility and grounds as well as our well-equipped gym, ADL spaces and programs in orthopedics, cardio pulmonary wellness, stroke/neuro rehab and more. In return for your clinical knowledge and professional passion, we can offer you a highly competitive compensation package, paid CEUs, a great in-house team of therapists to work with and many career growth options.
We have been in-house with therapy for many years which gives us a significant edge going into the current payment model changes. Our therapy and nursing teams work collaboratively to ensure outstanding outcomes for our patients. While some companies are preparing for layoffs, we are gearing up for amazing rehab programs!
Fort Dodge Health and Rehabilitation and West Bend Care Center receive 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.
Evaluate patients within forty‑eight (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 therapy cert/POC forms 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.
Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating CFY / RFP Speech‑Language Pathologist and student programs.
Comply with the American Speech Language and Hearing Practice Act for the state, and the facility policy and procedures.
Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist
This position is open to therapists at all experience levels
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.