Speech Language Pathologist

Petaluma, CA

Posted: 01/11/2023 Job Number: 22831431 Pay Rate ($): 62.0

Job Description

The Staff Speech-Language Pathologist Therapist evaluates and treats patients, communicates with families, physicians and other health team members and maintains documentation of services in the medical records. Conducts in-services and training for facility staff on an ongoing basis.

Essential Duties • Evaluate patients within twenty-four (24) hours, or 1 business day of physician referral. If unable to complete evaluation in 24 hours, documentation in medical record clearly defines cause for delay. • Develop effective treatment plan and obtain approval for services from referring physician. • Treat patients per the physician treatment plan. • Supervise Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants and/or Speech Therapy Aides in direct patient care and patient related activities, following state practice act. • Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problem and plans. • Participate in Patient Care Conferences, Utilization Review meetings and Rehabilitation Conferences as needed. • Participate in in-services training program for other staff in the facility. • Record evaluations, daily treatment notes, weekly progress notes, recertification documentation, per Speech and Language Pathologist in the Board State Practice Act and governmental and third party payer requirements. • Record treatment changes per policy and procedures. • Instruct patient’ s families or nursing staff in maintenance program and caregiver training in preparation for discharge from therapy services. • Participate in discharge planning. • Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating CFY/RFP Speech-Language Pathologist and student programs. • Comply with the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Bureau State Practice Act and the facility policy and procedures. • Ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with patients/residents, families, staff and professional colleagues.

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