Adventist Health System Speech Language Pathologist Home Health PRN Days in TAVARES, Florida

Description

Work Hours/Shifts

PRN, Days

Florida Hospital Waterman

Florida Hospital Waterman is a career destination for individuals who feel a calling to help fulfill our mission of providing whole-person care that is highly compassionate and clinically first-rate. Drawn by that mission, team members also appreciate our state-of-the-art hospital, which is strikingly situated on a lovely lakeside campus, approximately 1 hour Northwest of Orlando. In August 2003, the hospital opened the doors of this replacement facility on Hwy 441 in Tavares. The 450,000 square foot, 269-bed acute care facility offers the latest in medical technology. Each patient room is private, and the uniquely designed "clover leaf" patient care units consist of 60 beds per floor. The Emergency Department is sized to accommodate up to 60,000 visits per year.

Florida Hospital Waterman is committed to meeting our region's growing need for advanced comprehensive cardiac care. As part of that commitment, we are expanding our range of services to include interventional cardiology and open heart surgery services. At Florida Hospital Waterman, you'll enjoy a satisfying career and lifestyle as you help carry out our vital mission. We invite you to join our team!

Qualifications

You will be responsible for:

  • Reviews physician’s referral, patient’s condition and medical records to determine potential plan of care.

  • Administers, scores, and interprets specialized hearing, speech and swallowing tests.

  • Plans and prepares a timely written/typed functional plan of care based on a timely written/typed evaluation, re-evaluation, or progress report of the patient data.

  • Confers with physician and other practitioners to obtain additional patient information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and integrates treatment with other aspects of patient’s health care.

  • Administers treatments as discussed in the plan of care involving application of physical agents, and manual techniques to improve and maintain swallow function. Instructs, motivates, and assists patient in habilitative and rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency, and provides counseling and guidance and language development therapy to handicapped individuals.

  • Instructs patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home, and educates patient and family regarding patient’s condition, progress, or lack thereof, and documents such in the patient chart.

  • Evaluates effects of treatment at various stages and adjusts treatments to achieve maximum benefit and outcome

  • Provide for the patient’s safety and well-being in all therapeutic or transporting activities

  • Records treatment, charges, response, progress and discharge disposition in patient’s chart in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates required productivity with appropriate time management and organizational abilities in response to changing work volume.

  • Orients, instructs, and directs work activities of technicians/aides, and students, and appropriately delegates work to each as able

  • May plan and conduct lectures and training programs on physical therapy and related topics for medical staff, hospital staff, department staff, and community groups.

  • Attend or conduct continuing education courses, seminars, or in-service activities.

  • Clean work area and check and store equipment after treatment.

What will you need?

  • Graduate of an accredited speech-language pathology program with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

  • Must possess a valid Florida Speech-Language Pathologist license.

  • Active BLS Certification

  • Active Florida Driver’s License

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.