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Speech/Language Pathologist Part Time

Req #: 17013119
Location: DeLand, FL
Job Category: Rehabilitation Services
Organization: Florida Hospital DeLand

Work Hours/Shifts
Part Time

Florida Hospital DeLand
For over 50 years, Florida Hospital DeLand, a full-service, 156-bed acute care hospital located in DeLand, FL, has served the West Volusia area and surrounding communities. Florida Hospital DeLand has grown to include Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Medical Park, Florida Hospital Digestive Health Center and the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute. We are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations; which includes being awarded their Gold Seal of Approval. Our efforts to strive for excellence has led to being voted “Best Hospital and Best Rehab” by Best of the West — Daytona News Journal and a Top 100 Company for Working Families in Central Florida.
At Florida Hospital DeLand, we believe that better quality of care leads to better quality of life, so we’re committed to providing each of our patients the absolute best medical care in the most cutting-edge facilities possible, all in a caring, compassionate, neighborly environment. Our mission is to offer hope and healing to all of our patients in conjunction with our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ in our community.

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
    • Expression
    • 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 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

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