Feb 02, 2020

Speech Therapist - Rivers Edge/Owyhee

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Emmett, ID 83617, USA
Full time

Job Description

We are seeking a Speech/Language Pathologist to share your expertise with two of our facilities in Idaho: Rivers Edge and Owyhee Rehabilitation. We are looking for a dynamic speech clinician who is passionate about growing programs and meeting all of the speech therapy needs of our deserving patients. We provide quality nursing care and rehabilitative therapies at our skilled nursing facilities offering a variety of activities daily that cover traditional long term care, stroke recovery, respite and dementia care, palliative and hospice care. As part of our team you will enjoy a stable work environment not ruled by corporate red tape and many opportunities for continuing education and professional growth.  Our competitive compensation package includes paid relocation expenses, a higher than average paid CEU budget, as well as comprehensive benefits.   We have been in-house with therapy for many years which gives us a significant edge going into the current payment model changes and 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!   Owyhee Health and River's Edge 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.   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 therapy certs/POC 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.    Experience/Qualifications: Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist   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.