Speech Language Pathologist - Acute
Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation HospitalJob Description
Job Title: Speech-Language Pathologist I CCC - MFB at Covenant Job
Department/Program: Mary Free Bed System
We have the great privilege of helping patients and families
re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work and the
reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation. When
patients "Ask for Mary," they experience a culture that has been
sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to carefully
listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is true of
every employee, from support staff and leadership, to clinicians
and care providers.Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally
accredited rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children
and adults each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute
rehabilitation, orthotics and prosthetics and home and community
programs. With the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in
Michigan and an exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed
physicians, nurses and therapists help our patients achieve
outstanding clinical outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network
provides patients throughout the state with access to our unique
standard of care.Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare provides
inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and
surrounding regions. The Mary Free Bed Speech-Language Pathologist
working in this location has the opportunity to receive support
from both organizations, and is expected to follow all applicable
policies and procedures that apply to our work.Mission
StatementMary Free Bed: Restoring Hope and Freedom through
Covenant HealthCare: Extraordinary Care for Every Generation
Summary:Assumes full responsibility for evaluating patient's need
for speech therapy. Plans and executes individual treatment
programs in accordance with ASHA and SLP scope of practice. Keeps
treatment skills upgraded through continuing education, evidence
based research, and program development. Perform job
responsibilities in accordance with the program's strategic
objectives and goals to carry out organizational strategic
- Focus on Patient Care. A selfless drive to serve and heal
connects all MFB employees.
- Clinical Variety and Challenge. An inter-disciplinary approach
and a top team of professionals create ever-changing opportunities
- Family Culture. We offer the stability of a large organization
while nurturing the family/team atmosphere of a small organization.
- Trust in Each Other. Each employee knows that his/her
co-workers can be trusted to make the right decision for our
family, patients, staff and community.
- A Proud Tradition. Years of dedicated, quality service to our
patients and community have yielded a reputation that fills our
employees with pride.
Age and Clinical Specific Competencies:Must be able to demonstrate
the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to
the age of the patients served in assigned department. Must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and possess the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as
described in the department's policies and procedures. The
therapist shall be responsible to complete a competency based
orientation at the time of hire, and all required training and
competency assessments annually.
Essential Job Responsibilities:Each job responsibility is related
to the MFB Pillars of Excellence. The responsibility is identified
to a pillar by the following letters: Q (Quality), S (Service), P
(People), G (Growth), F (Financial).A. Staff will provide patient
care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license,
certification or registration and as required by law and
regulation.B. Provides patient care. (Q)
- Evaluates patient condition.
- Establishes treatment goals in collaboration with patient and
family as appropriate, and in collaboration with the treatment
team. Treatment goals should be interdisciplinary and
patient-centered whenever possible. Establishes written treatment
plan, and administers treatment for each patient according to the
stated goals. Delegates responsibilities to Speech Assistants as
- Re-evaluates patient's status and effects of treatment. Revises
treatment plan as necessary. Reviews revised goals with patient and
family as appropriate.
- Evaluates patient's need for medical equipment and orders the
appropriate equipment as necessary. Evaluates equipment upon
delivery and instructs patient, patient's family, and health care
workers on its use.
- Participates in planning for patient discharge by considering
and communicating with patient, family, community support/services,
and environmental limitations.
C. Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware
required to meet job responsibilities. (Q)
D. Documents patient's status and progress through initial
evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summary according to
established internal/external time standards and adherence to
reimbursement guidelines. (Q)
E. Communicates with others to integrate speech language pathology
services with all aspects of patient care. (Q,S)
- Participates in conferences/discussions as needed and exchange
of written records with other interdisciplinary team members to
integrate speech language pathology treatment plan.
- Instructs the patient and the family in speech language
pathology procedures as part of providing patient and family
education including written instructions as necessary.
F. Attends various meetings and in-services as designated.
G. Follows all hospital policy and procedures including but not
limited to patient confidentiality and infection control. (Q)
H. Meets or exceeds program productivity expectations. (F)
I. Adheres to the Mary Free Bed Standards of Behavior when working
with patients, coworkers and members of the community. (Q,S,P)
J. Supports program operations as assigned. (Q, S, P, G, F)
Customer Service Responsibilities:Demonstrates excellent customer
service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental
standards. Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication
with co-workers. Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential
information.Responsibilities in Quality Improvement:Contributes by
identifying problems and seeking solutions. Promotes patient/family
satisfaction where possible; participates in departmental efforts
to monitor and report customer service.
Diversity and Inclusion:Mary Free Bed values diversity and
inclusion among patients, families and staff. We strive to hire
people who reflect the communities we serve. Our employees will
serve all patients, families and each other with dignity and
Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training
- M.S. or M.A. in Speech Pathology granted by an accredited
- Licensure with the State of Michigan.
- Holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language
Pathology or is in Clinical Fellowship Year.
- Possesses and maintains BLS certification to meet
- Membership in ASHA.
- Physical Demands: The physical ability to lift, position, and
transport patients; the ability to constantly sit, occasionally
stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and
frequently use hands for grasping; to hear, speak, write, and see
(correctable vision); to frequently lift 1-10 pounds, and
occasionally lift 11-100+ pounds; to frequently carry 1-10 pounds
and occasionally carry 11-35 pounds; to occasionally push anywhere
from 1-100 pounds; to occasionally pull up to 35 pounds; to exert
up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force
frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
Other Job Responsibilities:A. Serves as clinical instructor for
speech pathology students and supervises CFY as needed. Supervises,
teaches and evaluates skills of students. Communicates with
participating universities regarding skill level of students.
B. Participates in program development and/or research activities
as assigned. (Q,G)
C. Participates in orientation and training of new staff. (Q,P)
D. Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware
required to meet job responsibilities. (Q)
Reporting Relationship:Therapy Manager for MFB at Covenant.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by employees in this
classification. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
perform the essential functions of this position, you must request
accommodation in writing, within 182 days after you know or should
know of the need for accommodation.
Location: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital - MFB @ COV SLP
Schedule: On-Call/Resource, Days, 7A-5P
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