Speech Pathologists in Rochester, NY
People Inc. Posted: 2023-04-20
Rochester, NY 14624
Responsible for providing services to people who have speech/language/swallowing needs. Screens/evaluates to assess speech/language/swallowing needs. Provides direct and consultant speech- language services (developing/modifying treatment plans) and re-evaluation as needed. Provides training to staff/caregivers on individual treatment plans, protocols, including diet order recommendations, food textures, Meal Care Plans, and communication devices/ programs. Follows guidelines set forth by the Quality Improvement Department. Participates in education of person receiving services and staff and other duties as required. Team member of the clinical rehabilitation department.
· Provides services to persons with speech/ language needs including addressing swallowing and augmentative communication needs.
· Performs diagnostic speech, language, and swallow evaluations and develops appropriate treatment plans.
· Prepares a comprehensive speech language evaluation, including diagnosis, treatment plan, goals, recommendations.
· Implements treatment plans for those persons recommended for speech-language pathology intervention in accordance with New York State practice act and ASHA guidelines. Monitors for changes needed in treatment plans both for direct and consultant services.
· Monitors communication and swallowing issues in residential and program sites.
· Recommend videofluroscopy as needed and attend these assessments if situation warrants.
· Records and reports any necessary documentation to the physician as needed.
· Maintains appropriate records on therapy sessions, speech/language concerns, Meal Care Plans, including evaluation and plans for care of speech participants.
· Responsible for completing paperwork in a timely manner.
· Assists in coordination of speech therapy program with other services to family/site.
· Observes and evaluates the performance of those assisting in the speech program and provides guidance as necessary to assure high quality of service.
· Counsels the person receiving services, family members, and staff regarding the participant’s speech and language rehabilitation, including meal time support and intervention, communication devices/programs, and swallow problems.
· Provides liaison contact and follow-up with other community agencies.
· Provides recommendations for the purchase of specialized equipment and materials.
· Complies with all agency policies and procedures, i.e. the OPWDD Choking Prevention Initiative.
· Assists in provision of therapy services in ancillary clinics as necessary.
· As a member of the Interdisciplinary treatment Team, participates in professional meetings as assigned, integrating services with other providers.
· Assists the rehabilitation clinical team with agency related concerns as needed.
· Participates in orientation of new staff and in-service programs for all staff as needed.
· Develops and revises written plans/ staff actions/ protocols for staff to implement.
· Provides training to staff on individual treatment plans, protocols, including eating and feeding.
· Functions as a clinical instructor for SLP students as needed.
· Completes any other related duties as instructed by the Program Director or Director of Rehab.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
TEAM FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Displays personal motivation by identifying and accomplishing a new professional/personal goal on annual basis. Works to incorporate new information/skill and responsibility into performance.
· Promotes positive image of the department and agency.
· Initiates and problem-solves utilizing available resources within level of responsibility.
· Contributes to a positive work environment by interacting in a courteous, pleasant, and professional manner. Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team through utilization of communication skills and cooperation. Team may include care coordinator, OT, site management, site staff, RN, etc.
· Demonstrates flexibility by understanding different views. Adapts approach as situations change and accepts changes in the organization and job description requirements.
· Supports department/agency by accepting additional tasks outside of job description such as special projects, public education.
· Plans time off in advance and manages PTO according to department guidelines.
· Licensed and registered to practice Speech Pathology in New York State.
· Must hold Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology granted by the American Speech Language Hearing Association Maintaining ASHA certification and NYS licensure with continuing education requirements.
· This position may require supervision of graduate student clinician or clinical fellow.