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Speech Therapist II - Outpatient/PediatricsLocation: McLean, VA Job Number: 937393 Date posted: 02/19/2021
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Responsible for Speech Therapy management of members under the direction and supervision of the Rehabilitation Manager. This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanentes Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanentes policies and procedures. In addition, Regional leaders are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments. In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also, accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
- Tests and evaluates the extent of a members impairments, functional limitations, participation barriers and/or disabilities to ensure proper treatment using various tests and procedures in adult and pediatric populations.
- Plans a therapy program, establishes treatment goals; and administers treatment to improve and/or remove impairments to minimize functional limitations to provide full participation in activities of daily living and reduce disability using various therapeutic techniques and procedures.
- Provides direct member care through a variety of modalities, including in-person, telephonic, and/or video-based services.
- Administers diagnostic tests to provide individualized treatment for a variety of communication disorders, voice and swallowing impairments and neurological defects.
- Includes members, families, and/or caregivers in establishing goals and obtains members informed consent as necessary.
- Provides members/families/caregivers with treatment plan and instructions for home exercise and self-management.
- Upgrades treatment plan and goals as member progresses.
- Regularly assesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of member towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
- Discharges member from Speech Therapy when the member has received maximum benefit from Speech Therapy.
- Provides accurate, timely documentation of Speech Therapy member management.
- Directs support personnel in performance of more routing tasks and/or delegates elements of Speech Therapy care to support personnel within jurisdiction requirements.
- Maintains appropriate medical records documentation for services and communications regarding care.
- Consults with medical providers regarding member evaluation and treatment, progress of the member, and discharge from treatment.
- Reviews member records for current diagnosis, past medical history, precautions, and contraindications.
- Maintains compliance with company, state and regulatory documentation standards.
- Act as clinical instructor for speech language pathology students (SLP) during their clinical affiliations and provide supervision of SLP students and other speech therapist working with students.
- Establishes safe work environment.
- Maintains clinical competency and ethical standards as outlined in the guidelines of ASHA.
- Maintains departmental supplies, equipment, and apparatus in clean, safe and functional condition.
- Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations with the public members and other personnel.
- Provides triage Speech Therapy services by providing advice and care through in person, phone, or video means.
- Provides input and/or assistance to more senior Speech Therapists, Lead Therapist, and/or Rehabilitation Manager in the development or delivery of new classes, services, member and provider education, development of handouts, and other related services.
- Provides coverage as needed in other facilities within the region if appropriate.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum three (3) years of full-time practice experience as a licensed speech language pathologist in a clinical setting required.
- Graduate of an accredited speech language pathology with a bachelors or masters or doctoral degree in Speech Therapy required.High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
- Basic Life Support
- This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.
- Speech-Language Pathologist Certificate (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire
- National Provider Identifier
- Speech-Language Pathologist License (Virginia) within 6 months of hire
- PECOS Enrollment within 1 months of hire
- Speech Language Pathologist License (Maryland) within 6 months of hire
- Foreign trained therapists must meet the education requirements for licensure in all states in which they will potentially practice.
- Actively pursuing and engaging in at least one of these continuing education or clinical experiences to gain/enhance clinical expertise required as described below:
- Post graduate degree from an accredited university with a specialty focus;
- Fellowship or certificate from an accredited body or organization in a subject matter that is pertinent to our member population and is clinic based;
- Expertise/competency in a clinical subject matter in high demand or in a clinical subject matter with limited resources or specialists on staff.
- Demonstrates leadership skills and problem-solving abilities in the clinic and to our members.
- Demonstrates behavior consistent with the criteria for professional practice.
- Demonstrates leadership in project management, teaching, clinical instructor for students, committee membership.
- Evidence of involvement in staff development and/or mentoring.
- Teaches speech therapy related health education classes.
- Actively involved in supervision and orientation of volunteers within Speech Therapy Department.
- Participates in community activities and member education at least two (2) times per year, which may include teaching health education classes, participating in medical center functions and attending community health fairs.
- Knowledge of or practice in at least 50% of ST clinical competencies.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.
In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.
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