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SLP - Speech Language Pathologist

Buffalo, NY · Healthcare
  • $70,000 - $85,000
  • Direct Hire position with full benefits
Speech-Language Therapy team members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of residents by making recommendations for a speech-language therapy treatment plan, if necessary, and carrying out treatments as planned; conducting an audiometric screening of residents upon request, and making recommendations for further audiology service. This position ensures that the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times. 
  •  Screens resident for communication problem upon request; conducts an in-depth evaluation and makes written recommendations for a therapy plan of care, if necessary and upon request.
  •  Coordinates audiometric screening tests for residents and makes referrals for further audiology evaluations, or treatments if necessary.
  •  Initiates speech-language therapy plan of care according to physician orders, and maintains required contact with the physician during the therapy program of the resident.
  •  Observes the rights of residents and treats residents with respect and kindness.
  •  Maintains written evaluations, progress notes, and discharge summaries for all residents in a speech-language treatment program.
  •  Confers with other staff regarding special needs of residents and integrates speech-language treatment program with goals and approaches of other disciplines.
  •  Attends Resident Care Planning and Family/Resident Care Plan Review meetings for residents currently in a speech-language treatment program.
  •  Maintains records that include statistical reports about residents, in-service education information, budget information, and a material/equipment inventory.
  •  Submits statistical reports to the Business Office staff for Medicare billing payments, and completes assessment forms upon request.
  •  Attend staff meetings and required or preferred in-service training.
  • Participates in developing and conducting in-service training programs for facility personnel involved in resident care.

Who Will Be a Great Fit?

  • M.A. or M.S. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an approved school required.
  • New York State license to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist required.
  • Clinical Competence Certification from the American Speech and Hearing Association preferred.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing required.
  • Qualities of maturity, diplomacy, and ability to work well with others required.
  • Verification of qualifications by the New York State Department of Health, Office of Rehabilitation Therapies (license number/certification number) required.
  • Ability to perform tasks to established standards of excellence required.
  • Demonstrated willingness to uphold the vision and mission of the company by following the core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Passion for Excellence and Reverence for the Individual is required.

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