Speech Language Pathologist
- LOCATION: Hamburg, NY (a suburb of Buffalo NY).
- CONTRACT: Direct hire.
- OPTIONS: Permanent position or a 13-week travel assignment (both accepted).
- COMPENSATION: Competitive salary based on experience.
- BENEFITS: Excellent benefits package.
- SETTING: Skilled Nursing Facility.
- We are seeking a full-time speech-language pathologist for this position. Weekdays are required, with occasional weekends and holidays.
- As a member of our speech-language therapy team, you will be responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of our residents. This includes evaluating residents and developing and implementing speech-language therapy treatment plans as needed. You will also conduct audiometric screenings and make recommendations for additional audiology services. Your role is crucial in delivering the highest quality care to our residents at all times.
1. Upon request, screen residents for communication issues and conduct thorough evaluations to develop therapy plans when necessary.
2. Coordinate audiometric screening tests and make referrals for further audiology evaluations or treatments when needed.
3. Initiate speech-language therapy plans based on physician orders and maintain necessary communication with physicians throughout the therapy program.
4. Treat residents with respect and kindness, ensuring their rights are upheld.
5. Keep written evaluations, progress notes, and discharge summaries for all residents in the speech-language treatment program.
6. Collaborate with other staff members to address the special needs of residents and integrate speech-language treatment plans with other disciplines.
7. Attend Resident Care Planning and Family/Resident Care Plan Review meetings for residents in the speech-language treatment program.
8. Maintain accurate records including statistical reports, in-service education information, budget details, and material/equipment inventory.
9. Submit statistical reports for Medicare billing payments and complete assessment forms as requested.
10. Attend staff meetings and necessary or preferred in-service training sessions.
11. Contribute to the development and implementation of in-service training programs for facility personnel involved in resident care.
12. Review and revise written speech-language policies and procedures annually.
13. Manage program costs within the annual budget.
14. Follow safety rules and practices to ensure the safety of staff, residents, and visitors at all times.
15. Generate and implement ideas to improve resident care quality and enhance position productivity and satisfaction.
16. Meet the service excellence standards and goals established for this position, consistently delivering the highest level of customer service to residents, staff, and visitors.
17. Fulfill other assigned duties from supervisor, management staff, or Administrator.
18. Exhibit qualities of maturity, diplomacy, and effective collaboration with others.
• Hold an M.A. or M.S. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an approved school.
• Possess a valid New York State license to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
• Preferred: Clinical Competence Certification from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work well with others and demonstrate maturity and diplomacy.
• Verification of qualifications by the New York State Department of Health, Office of Rehabilitation Therapies (license number/certification number) required.
• Ability to consistently perform tasks to established standards of excellence.
• Strong commitment to upholding the vision and mission of the company, following the core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Passion for Excellence, and Reverence for the Individual.
- About the Area: Hamburg, located in Erie County, New York, is a vibrant town named after its German counterpart. As one of the South towns in Erie County, it offers proximity to Buffalo and convenient access to Niagara Falls, Rochester, and Syracuse. Explore the wonders of these nearby cities within short travel distances.