Job ID: 178175
Category: Speech Language Pathology/Audiology
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Princeton, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem- Day Shift
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Provide functional treatment and develop therapeutic plans for various speech related disorders. Performs tests to evaluate and assess speech, voice, swallowing, dysfluency, cognition, and language function by using written and oral tests.
• Performs and documents an initial exam, evaluating data to identify functional impairments. Manages caseload by scheduling appropriate therapy revisits and reassessments as needed. Confers with the patient, family, caregivers, physician, and multi-disciplinary team members to plan, implement and assess the intervention program. Obtains patient's consent to proposed interventions as applicable. Make appropriate referrals to occupational therapy, nursing, social work, home health aide, and hospice services to meet the patient's needs.
• Reviews physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and Speech therapy treatment required. Records prognosis, treatment, response, progress, and further need for speech therapy treatment in patient's chart.
• Administer tests to evaluate and provide treatment for speech, voice, swallowing, dysfluency, cognition, and language function disorders by using written and oral tests. Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
• Instructs the patient, family, and caregivers in techniques to increase functional communication and swallow safety and other treatment procedures to increase improve patient outcomes. Recommends modifications to improve patients’ function in the home environment and improve the caregivers’ ability to help the patients.
• Performs medicine reconciliation as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Monitors patient’s vital signs and physiological response to treatment sessions. Communicates findings to team members and physicians. Responds appropriately to changes in patient’s vital signs.
• Discharges patient from speech therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained or patient is no longer homebound. Provides for appropriate follow-up care or referrals after discharge.
• Consult with and educates staff on speech and swallowing topics such as communication strategies, speech and language stimulation, and swallow safety. Keep abreast of developments in the field and maintain general knowledge of advances in the discipline of speech-language pathology.
• Prepare and deliver lectures to therapy students and Penn Medicine staff in area of clinical expertise. Be available to lecture, supervise, train, and assess therapy students and new hires.
• Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures
• Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization
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