Speech/Language Pathologist Part Time Days
Since 1954, Florida Hospital New Smyrna (formerly Bert Fish Medical Center) has served as the community hospital for Southeast Volusia County. Our more than 700 employees use an impressive array of technology and years of knowledge to provide exceptional care for every patient – every day. We offer a wide range of services, including a surgery program, radiology, an oncology center, cardiovascular services, a wound care center, outpatient diagnostic services, and one of the busiest emergency departments of any hospital our size.
You will be responsible for:
- Performs a medical record review on all patients prior to the initial intervention which leads to diagnostic classification or referral to another practitioner. This examination includes history, systems review and tests and measurements.
- Performs an evaluation and makes independent clinical judgments based on the data gathered from the examination.
- Synthesizes all of the findings from the history, systems review, and tests and measurements to establish the diagnosis, prognosis and plan of care.
- Considers clinical findings, the extent of loss in cognitive, neurological, communication functions, social considerations, overall physical abilities and health status in determining the complexity of the evaluation process.
- Consider the severity and complexity of the current impairments and the probability of prolonged impairment, functional limitation, and disability; the living environment; potential discharge destinations; and social support.
- Integrates and evaluates the data obtained through the examination to describe the patient’s condition in terms that will guide the speech language pathologist in determining the primary dysfunctions, prognosis, and plan of care and intervention strategies.
- Reviews medical record to determine medical status and appropriate course of treatment intervention,
- Considers multiple factors in determining complexity, frequency and duration of the intervention which may include: accessibility and availability of resources; adherence to the intervention program; age; anatomical and physiological changes related to growth and development; caregiver consistency or expertise; chronicity or severity of the current condition; co morbidities, complications or secondary impairments; decline in functional independence; prior level of function; living environment; psychosocial and socioeconomic factors; social support and stability of the condition.
- Identifies anticipated goals and expected outcomes
- Selects, applies or modifies skilled intervention to the patient in accordance with state practice act, insurance guidelines/requirements and accreditation agency requirements
- Uses various speech / language procedures and techniques for:
- Auditory comprehension
- Reading comprehension
- Swallowing therapy
- Voice therapy
- Cognitive retraining
- Neuromuscular and thermal facilitation and inhibition
- Augmentative/Adaptive Equipment Instruction
- Produces changes in the condition that are consistent with the diagnosis and prognosis
- Assesses patient response to interventions and determines if interventions need to be changed or care discontinued.
- Communicates with nurse regarding patient's pain, medical status, or other concerns to promote effective treatment outcomes.
- Communicates patient’s rehabilitation status with other health care professionals to facilitate Tran disciplinary continuity of care and appropriate discharge planning.
- Education, training and in-services:
- Provided to patients and families for adaptive equipment, home exercise program, and diagnosis specific information.
- May be provided to health care professionals for Communication and Dysphasia management and information on the role and profession of Speech / Language Pathology.
- May be provided for clinical instruction and mentoring to internship students. (Applies only to those with at least one year of experience).
- May be provided to orient rehabilitation personnel new to the site.
- Is required to float to other sites within Florida Hospital – East Region as needed.
What will you need?
- Computer skills required
- Master's level graduate of a Speech/Language Pathology program required
- Dysphagia experience required
- Experience with modified barium swallow studies required
- Experience with interpretation of video fluoroscopic studies preferred
- Current Florida Speech Therapy licensure required
- Certification by the American Speech and Hearing Association
- Must have a valid Florida driver's license and current automobile insurance since driving between facilities is a requirement of this position
- American Heart Association BLS required
- Vital Stim Certification preferred