Mount Vernon Healthcare Center , a member of the CommuniCare
Family of Companies is currently recruiting for a Speech Language
Pathologist (SLP) to join our team. Our therapists are members of
the CommuniCare family, and this is not a contract position.
The Staff Speech-Language Pathologist assumes part and/or
full-time responsibilities in an assigned facility. This is a
professional position with the primary responsibility of evaluation
of patients and direct patient care. Speech-Language Pathologists
work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language,
social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing
disorders. Additional duties of an administrative nature may be
assigned by Therapy Director or facility Executive Director.
JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs evaluations, screens, and treatments of facility
patients/residents who are in need of Speech Therapy services.
Reviews medical chart and screen prior to completing evaluation
to determine patient’s need for services and ability to benefit
from skilled services.
Perform evaluations under physician order and develop a plan of
care in accordance with patient’s needs.
Implements treatment plan through direct treatment and education
of treatment staff which includes therapists and other members of
team involved in the treatment plan.
Provide necessary supervision for CFY-Speech Language
Pathologists and students as appropriate.
Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to
improve communication, swallowing, and/or cognitive problems.
Administers, scores, and interprets specialized speech
Instructs residents, families, and caregivers to monitor speech
and provide ways to practice new skills.
Instruct and educate residents, families, and caregivers in
appropriate diet recommendations and modifications for safe
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of
practice, department procedures, and productivity standards.
Demonstrates the ability to spend 82-85% of work day in direct
Maintain professional growth and development by participating in
continuing education programs and other approved learning
Maintains confidentiality of all medical record, facility, and
rehab related information.
Maintains accurate billing information in accordance with
facility procedures daily.
Attends/Leads interdisciplinary meetings as appropriate to relay
clinical findings and make recommendations to other members of the
Attends and participates in family meeting when appropriate.
Completes required forms and documents in accordance with
company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
Conducts staff/family training and education when appropriate by
formal and informal in-services as well as consultations.
Reviews and adheres to the policies and procedures outlined by
the facility and CommuniCare Rehabilitation.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
The Speech Language Pathologist must have a Bachelors and/or a
Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an Accredited
Hold a current state license
Competency in therapy treatment and evaluation principles,
techniques, materials and equipment utilization
Knowledge of state and federal accreditation
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Good organizational skills
Must be able to travel as necessary
As a CommuniCare employee you will enjoy competitive wages and
PTO plans. We offer full time employees a menu of benefit options
from life and disability plans to medical, dental, and vision
coverage from quality benefit carriers. We also offer 401(k) with
employer match and Flexible Spending Accounts.
A family-owned company, we have grown to become one of the
nation’s largest providers of post-acute care, which includes
skilled nursing rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers,
assisted living communities, independent rehabilitation centers,
and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). Since 1984, we have
provided superior, comprehensive management services for the
development and management of adult living communities. We have a
single job description at CommuniCare, "to reach out with our
hearts and touch the hearts of others." Through this effort we
create "Caring Communities" where staff, residents, clients, and
family members care for and about one another.