St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.
Responsible for a continuum of services providing care to patients with neurological, swallowing, speechlanguage,
cognitive, pragmatic, voice and other cognitive related disorders requiring intervention by a
Speech-Language Pathologist through an interdisciplinary approach. Utilizes rehab process to promote
and restore optimal health to well-being of the patient. Assumes personal accountability for organizational
mission and core values.
Minimum Education Requirements
Master's degree in speech-language therapy with a Certificate of Clinical Competence
Minimum Experience Requirements
Two years of work experience providing direct patient care in an inpatient or outpatient setting preferred
Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred
Current Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Current Speech Language Pathologist Certification with the State of Colorado
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Evaluates patients referred to speech therapy by completing initial profile within time standards per department protocol. *
Applies appropriate diagnostic and prognostic tests including but not limited to dysphagia, memory testing, aphasia testing and cognitive deficits. *
Standardized testing will include special tests to determine level of disability and track outcomes over the patient care experience. *
Performs a variety of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to dysphagia, speechlanguage, and cognitive skills. *
Establishes appropriate treatment plan with measurable and attainable goals and time frames by collaborating with patient, family and other members of the health care team including discharge planning. *
Selects and implements therapy activities per protocol including instructions; selects and revises therapy materials, equipment and activities to ensure that patient, family and therapy goals are met.
Recognizes individual limitations and capabilities and utilizes available resources. Evaluates patients' learning style and appropriately teaches patients skills and techniques required for participation in therapy/treatment. *
Consults with other team members to select the most appropriate activity and/or program for individual patients, based on patient needs and capabilities. *
Coordinates the work of other personnel by training, allocating and/or monitoring work. *
Communicates effectively to all patients, families, staff, physicians and other customers concerning treatment by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times
Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other area sites and flexible work schedules including weekends, holidays, and after hours. Supports completion of work volume through cross-training and performing other functions as required. *
Documents all patient care activities including evaluations, progress notes and detailed treatment records per standards of practice and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *
Facilitates preparation of patient schedules, billing charges and other reports per medical records procedure through timely completion of documentation per policy. On all documentation, utilizes descriptive, behavioral terms using correct grammar, organizationally approved abbreviations and medical terminology. *
Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes to correctly capture billing charges. *
Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *
Assists in training speech pathology staff, students and other hospital personnel. *
Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education.
Adheres to professional code of ethics (ASHA) and to all accreditation and regulatory requirements. *
Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *
☑ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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