Speech Pathologist PRN Advent Health Shawnee Mission
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Received Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in January 2019
Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility
Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
Employee Referral Program
Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
You Will Be Responsible For:
Maintains a professional team relationship with co-workers by being considerate of workloads, assisting with duties and being supportive toward their continued growth.
Punctual with returning pages and phone calls, and for scheduled work hours, meetings, and patient treatment.
Maintains a good attendance record.
Communicates honestly and confronts issues and problems in a private setting.
Respects each discipline’s expertise and knowledge; doesn’t question someone’s expertise in front of the patient/family.
Projects a positive image through high professional standards of conduct and appearance.
Promotes the dignity of our customers by maintaining patient modesty.
Utilizes computer access confidentially, appropriately and following HIPAA guidelines, including appropriate use of social media
Adheres to hospital and department policies.
Utilizes modalities/procedures with knowledge of contraindications related to age and diagnosis.
Incorporates patient, physician, customer needs and concerns into decision-making and organizational action.
Completes all documentation in accordance with department, practice, policy and procedure.
Provides complete patient care from initial evaluation through discharge with instruction for post discharge care in accordance with department, practice, policies and procedures.
Screens and identifies communication and swallowing disorders.
Evaluates and diagnoses communication and swallowing disorders.
Interprets diagnostic findings to patient, family, and referral source.
Develops home programs for patients.
Develops programs to be used at schools to reinforce communication goals.
Sends consultation and progress reports to referral sources.
Provides educational training for family members of persons with communication and swallowing disorders.
Reviews and revises treatment programs as indicated.
Starts patient care on time.
Demonstrates the initiative to learn and apply new processes and procedures by attending inservices, pertinent continuing education seminars, and reading professional journals.
Responsible for inservicing staff after attendance at seminars/conventions, as appropriate.
Ability to anticipate customers’ needs and go the extra mile.
Attends case conferences, IEP meetings, etc.
Assists in developing Speech Pathology protocols.
Provides educational programs to other hospital departments, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.
Participates in student supervision as indicated.
Applies new developments in communication and swallowing disorders to departmental protocols.
Develops integrated protocols with other hospital departments.
Exemplifies customer service.
Participates on department committees as appropriate.
Participates constructively in department inservices, meetings, and activities.
Takes initiative to complete mandatory job requirements; assumes responsibility for role in Associate Achievement Review
Sends information as requested to insurance companies and payers.
Discontinues treatment when functional goals are met and notifies referral source.
Reports any equipment or maintenance problems to Facilities Management/Biomed, Rehab Coordinator, or Department Director.
Obtains appropriate referrals/authorizations to assist the patient and secures reimbursement.
Charges for patient treatment and supplies in an equitable manner.
Maintains flexibility to assure department standards for productivity.
Positively impacts clinical, economic and customer satisfaction outcomes.
Assists the patients to maximize their available resources, e.g., insurance coverage, supply and equipment resources.
Demonstrates the ability to prioritize and organize workload in an efficient and productive manner in the assigned work time.
What You Will Need:
Masters Degree Required
No previous experience required; 2-5 years of position related experience preferred
Kansas License – Speech Language Pathologist
American Heart Association BLS required
Responsible for the assessment and treatment of persons with communication and swallowing disorders. The Speech Pathologist will screen, evaluate, diagnose, provide therapy, and education for a variety of communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Works directly with physicians, dentists, teachers, audiologists, Speech Pathologists, Physical/Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Rehabilitation office staff. Exemplifies customer service.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.