Mar 27, 2020

Speech Therapist - Northern Oaks

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Abilene, TX, USA
Full time

Job Description

Northern Oaks Living & Rehabilitation Center in Abilene, TX, is seeking a full time SLP  to join our fun and dynamic in house therapy team. We are a skilled rehab facility in Abilene with a busy geriatric caseload and a diverse mix of cognitive, orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. 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! Our program has a diverse and interesting geriatric patient population and a stable therapy and facility team in place. In return for your clinical excellence and professional passion we are able to offer a competitive compensation package including paid CEUs and many career growth opportunities.   Northern Oaks 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.     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 Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintains patient records according to company policy 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   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.