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Speech Therapist

Location Address

1410 W Dunkerton Rd,
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
United States
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At Pillar of Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, we love what we do, and have fun while we're doing it! Working with our residents is an adventure. They've led amazing lives and have the stories to prove it. Here, you'll join a community of incredible residents and a company dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and care. We value kind and compassionate care and respect our residents and staff like family.

Benefits

  •      Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  •      Medical, Dental & Vision plans
  •      6 Paid Holidays
  •      Paid Time Off
  •      Positive work environment
  •      Regular staff appreciation and recognition
  •      Discounted meals available for specific shift

 

POSITION OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of the Speech Language Pathologist is to plan, organize, implement and evaluate a progressive therapy program geared to improvement of clients’ physical functions, psychological, social and economic well being.  Supervise certified therapy assistants and rehab assistants. Follow facility guidelines, objectives and policies to maintain standards of treatment consistent with legal and accrediting requirements.

 

Job Description

  •      Upon receiving ST orders, review client’s history and completes thorough assessment, including precautions.
  •      Upon receiving ST screening request, review client’s current situation and screens individual for intervention.
  •      Communicate assessment/ screening results to client and appropriate family and/or staff.  Complete required assessment/screening documentation
  •      Identify and prioritize needs based on assessment and establish appropriate plan with goals.  Communicate treatment plan and goals to client and family
  •      Collaborate with health care team members to begin planning for appropriate and timely discharge or transfer
  •      Demonstrate ability to prioritize treatment procedures according to patient’s needs and MD requests.
  •      Implement interventions according to plan of care.
  •      Communicate purpose of treatment procedures to client/family according to client’s level of understanding and modify plan accordingly
  •      Communicate treatment plan/appropriate interventions with assistants, initially and ongoing                                                                                  
  •      Communicate ongoing treatment issues/plan to interdisciplinary health care team members.
  •      Complete required documentation regarding daily intervention
  •      Review and evaluate effectiveness of interventions toward achieving patient outcomes
  •      Document appropriate reassessment and changes in plan of care.
  •      Communicate significant changes in intervention to client /family and health care team members.
  •      Complete required documentation for discharge.
  • Support and participate in changes and suggestions made by Director of Rehab
  • Attend all required department and/or facility meetings.
  • Use the proper equipment for each job and report any missing or damaged equipment to supervisor immediately.
  • Report to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
  • Report any possible problem or concern regarding community members* to supervisor immediately.
  • Communicate applicable information to community members* in an effective and efficient manner

 

QUALIFICATION

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid certification by the ASHA and state of Iowa
  • Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology program with a MS degree.
  • Fieldwork experience in geriatrics or hospital acute/sub-acute/rehab.
  • CPR certification or be able to obtain CPR training within 30-days of hire date.

Pillar of Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for all employment, free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preferences, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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