Speech Language Pathologist - NICU

    LifePoint Hospitals
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
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    Job Description

    As a Speech Language Pathologist with Memorial Medical Center, you will provide direct patient care services to individuals of all ages that facilitate progress toward performance-based goals in a supportive, team oriented environment in accordance with the principals and practices of occupation therapy and with Memorial Medical Center policies and procedures. This position is for NICU program development and direct patient care. Our level II NICU is growing and rehabilitation services will be a new addition to the high quality care team. Candidates should have NICU experience and be eager about creating a successful, patient centered, high quality program. Our rehab department has an active role in communicating recommendations for next level of care and assessing DME needs. Our speech language pathologists have the opportunity to evaluate and treat patients with a variety of medical needs located throughout the facility including ICU/CCU, orthopedics, medical/surgical, NICU, PICU, ED, and others. During the creation and growth of our NICU program, the candidate may have opportunities to work in other areas of the hospital as well. You will work closely with a dynamic, interactive interdisciplinary team including physical therapy, occupational therapy, therapy technicians, nursing, patient care technicians, physicians, case management, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, and others.

    Additional responsibilities of the Speech Therapist include:
    • Perform appropriate speech therapy evaluations, implement

    and manage an individualized evidence-based patient plan of

    care according to physician orders
    • Documenting patient progress daily and adjusting treatment plans

    as necessary
    • Accurately bill for services provided in accordance to CMS guidelines
    • Supervise assistants, technicians, students
    • Openly communicate with case management to assist with throughput
    • Collaborate with other healthcare providers to maintain continuity of care

    and focus on patient goals
    • Maintain productivity standards

    Qualifications :

    Minimum Experience: One year previous experience in inpatient, outpatient, and/or home health settings preferred. Experience with feeding, dysphasia and video fluoroscopy preferred.

    Certification/Licensure: Certified through ASHA in Speech-Language Pathology or in process of obtaining certification (CFY). Licensed in the State of New Mexico or in process of applying for licensure upon completion of CFY. CPR required.

    Minimum Education: Graduate from a Master's in Speech-Language Pathology program.

    Posting ID: 555282645Posted: 2020-05-27