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University of Vermont Medical Group, NY LLC Speech Language Pathologist in Plattsburgh, New York

- - - - Job Ref: 32711Category: Licensed/Certified ProfessionalEmployment Type: Regular Full-TimeHealth Care Partner: Champlain Valley Physicians HospitalLocation: 75 Beekman St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901OverviewResponsible for speech therapy services administered to inpatients and outpatients who have speech, language, voice, cognitive, or swallowing disorders. Services will cover both the evaluative and therapeutic aspects. All services will be consistent with Medical Center and Rehabilitation Department operating objectives.ResponsibilitiesCompletes thorough and accurate initial assessment and establishes appropriate plan of care for each patient as prescribed by physician.Utilizes appropriate and accurate diagnostic/ prognostic speech, language, voice, and swallowing assessments. Demonstrates competency in administering videofluoroscopy protocol and establishing prognostic and clinical recommendations.Completes Skilled Nursing Facility resident quarterly screens and MDS documentation as required.Implements appropriate treatment utilizing language intervention techniques, augmentative communication, compensatory strategy education, cognitive-perceptual activies, patient and family/ careperson education, and specialized intervention as indicated.Provides education to medical/ nursing staff regarding safety and efficiency of patient dysphagia issues.Provides patient education in all areas of rehabilitation plan of care to maximize patient independence and assist in the efficiency of the rehabilitation process.Adapts plan of care to ensure optimal learning in patients with altered cognition or communication.Adapts plan of care as needed to ensure that patients of all age groups and cultures receive optimum benefit of treatment.Documents initial evaluation, daily treatment, reassessment, discharge and supplementary documentation as indicated thoroughly and accurately to provide effective communication with physicians and members of the rehabilitation teamParticipates in multidisciplinary treatment and discharge planning.Directs and supervises Rehab Aides, students, and other support personnel as indicated by New York State licensure.Communicates with medical/ allied health personnel regarding patient's progress, needs, and discharge planning.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsGraduate of an approved ASHA curriculum; Possess certification of clinical competence, Speech Language Pathology; Possess current New York State Speech Pathologist licenseAbility to communicate effectively to patients regarding the anticipated treatment plan, level of patient's expected participation, and expected outcomeAbility to relate to the public and medical staff as a member of rehabilitation teamAs applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.