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Excela Health SPEECH PATHOLOGIST - WESTMORELAND HOSPITAL- CASUAL in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Description

  • Communicates regularly with other team members via verbal, written, and/or established electronic communication methods.

  • Attends interdisciplinary team meetings when indicated.

  • Attends all required staff meetings. If absent or unable to attend, reads minutes and signs appropriate sign-in sheets to indicate review of material.

  • Participates actively in the ongoing development of new therapy programs and in the enhancement of established programs.

  • Attends appropriate internal or external education opportunities to promote growth and expansion of specific programs

  • Researches appropriate innovative ides via journal and internet exploration and discusses these with manager leads, and peers.

  • Implements a self-directed plan for professional development.

  • Demonstrates an awareness of strengths and weaknesses and seeks guidance as needed to address limitations.

  • Initiates and participates in continuing education: lectures, video/audio conferences, written and online courses.

  • Develops and conducts in-service as appropriate to share information gained from external resources.

  • Upholds fiscal and operational responsibility

  • Utilizes supplies and equipment in a fiscally responsible manner.

  • Maintains adherence to established efficiency standards.

  • Maximizes utilization of non-direct patient care time

  • Maintains responsibility for reporting accuracy of hours worked.

  • Travel to other entities or sites within the System as patient census dictates, in order to provide quality necessary care where patient need is greatest.

  • Staff schedules require flexibility as they are dependent on patient care needs, which may include evening and weekend hours, as necessary to meet demand in their primary area or the needs across the System.

"Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to peform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart (see attached chart)."

II. Specialty Essential Functions:

  • Understand and obtain authorizations via Navinet (where applicable by location).

  • Knowledge & compliance with documentation of G codes as mandated by insurance.

  • Understanding & working knowledge of insurances and their documentation, authorization and billing framework and requirements.

  • Communicates to lead/leadership any changes or volume in census that will impact daily productivity of the clinic.

IV. Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

  • Participates in supervision of students as appropriate.

  • Performs other duties as required.

V. Required Skills and Knowledge: Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.

Education:

  • Completion of a Graduate Level Program in Speech Pathology accredited by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

  • Current PA State Licensure (in Speech Language Pathology)

  • American Speech Language and Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology (or employee may be in the Clinical Fellowship Year post graduation and be licensure eligible)

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program.

  • PA Act 153 Clearances (Act 34-PA Criminal Record Check from the PA State Police system, Act 33-PA Child Abuse History obtained through the Department of Public Welfare, Act 73-FBI Fingerprint screening within 2 weeks of hire in order to meet 30 days of hire or transfer position requirement).

  • Valid PA Driver’s License

Prior Experience:

  • None Required

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and in a team setting; creativity in treatment in various settings including inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient clinics; ability to transition smoothly between various treatment settings; flexibility in scheduling.

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

  • Basic working knowledge of computers and office equipment

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

  • Clinical experience as a Speech Language Pathologist to include experience performing and interpreting modified barium swallow tests.

  • 1-3 years’ experience in healthcare setting

  • Masters

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

  • Essential Working Conditions:

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift

Sedentary Work -

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Light Work -

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.

Medium Work -

Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

Heavy Work -

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.

Very Heavy Work -

Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds or force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:

Never

Extreme Cold

Extreme Heat

Heights

Extreme Noise (> 85 dB)

Mechanical Hazards

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Heavy Equipment

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Rotates all shifts

Rarely

10 - 12 hour shifts

Confined Spaces-Cramped Quarters (Labeled)

Occasionally

Operates Vehicle

On Call

Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)

Frequently

8 hour shifts

Protective Equipment:

Never

Hearing

Rarely

Head (hard hat)

Occasionally

Respirator-Breathing Equipment

Eye

Hands

Feet, Toes

Body

Occupational Exposures:

Never

Paints (direct use of)

Dust (Sanding)

Ethylene Oxide

Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)

Wax Stripper (direct use of)

Radiation

Ionizing Radiation

Lasers

Rarely

Solvents

Chemicals (direct use of)

Mists

Occasionally

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

Blood and Body Fluids

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:

Marginal

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Essential

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2 reps/shift

Physical Demands:

Never

Climbing Ladders

Kneeling

Rarely

Climbing Stairs

Use of Forceful Hand Grasp

Occasionally

Fine Finger Manipulation

Hand / Arm Coordination

Pushing / Pulling

Bending (Stooping)

Squatting (Crouching)

Keyboard/Computer Operation

Frequently

Sitting

Walking

Standing

Sensory Requirements:

Occasionally

Feeling (Sensation)

Color Vision

Constantly

Seeing Near-with Acuity

Over Shoulder Work:

Occasionally

Pulling or Pushing Objects Overhead

Reaching Above Shoulder Level

Lifting: floor to standing position:

Never

30 - 49 pounds

50 pounds

50 pounds

Rarely

20 - 29 pounds

Occasionally

10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

Never

30 - 49 pounds

50 pounds

50 pounds

Rarely

20 - 29 pounds

Occasionally

10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

Never

20 - 29 pounds

30 - 49 pounds

50 pounds

50 pounds

Rarely

10 - 19 pounds

Qualifications

Skills

Required

  • FLEXIBILITY: Expert

  • INDEPENDENT THINKING: Expert

  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Expert

  • WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT: Expert

Preferred

  • TIME MANAGEMENT: Expert

Education

Required

  • Masters or better in SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • BLS (AHA)

  • DRIVER'S LICENSE

  • SPEECH PATHOLOGIST

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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