Speech Pathologist Sr
Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Saint Clair Shores
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Speech-Language Pathologist is an independent health care
professional who provides individualized patient care that
prevents, assesses and treats speech, language, social
communication, cognitive communication, voice, fluency and
swallowing disorders in children and adults per physician referral.
The Speech Language pathologist is responsible to evaluate referred
patients, establish patient specific goals and develop and execute
treatment plans promoting patient participation. The staff speech
language pathologist also participates in performance improvement
and educational activities that promote the growth and development
of the department and profession. The Speech Pathologist in the SCS
OP clinic will work collaboratively with the PT/OT clinicians to
provide comprehensive / coordinated care.
Provide initial evaluations and re-evaluations of the patient's
communicative dysfunction related to speech, language, social and
cognitive communication, voice, fluency and/or swallowing
consistent with physician referral.
Perform evaluations consisting of a review of the patient's
medical, surgical and social history of test results.
Interpretation of appropriate functional tests in the following
areas: Motor Speech, Verbal Expression, Written Expression, Voice
and Resonance, Auditory Comprehension, Reading Comprehension,
Hearing as it impacts speech and language, Swallow function,
Non-Verbal Communication, Orientation, Attention, Problem Solving
and Reasoning, Memory, Oral Motor Function, Pragmatics, and Visual
Perceptual Skills. Objective tests can be complex and may need to
be adapted due to medical comorbidities.
Create customized plans of care that coordinate therapist and
patient and family directed goals to obtain achievable outcomes for
prevention, intervention and sustainable wellness over the
Implement and progress evidence-based therapy interventions
consistent with established and modified goals and plans of care
according to the patient's response to treatment. Utilizes and
supervises support staff as available and appropriate.
Develop and coordinate an integrated discharge plan that
includes recommendations specific to the patient's needs with other
Consulting with peers regarding patient care is appropriate and
supported. Formal or informal mentoring is required of more
experienced and specialty therapists.
Maintains educational requirements by providing and attending
in-services and staff meetings on a regular basis. Other
educational responsibilities include assistance with orientation of
new therapy staff, functioning as a Clinical Instructor with
students, acting as clinical fellowship supervisor and serving as a
mentor or Friend-at-Work to other clinicians.
Assesses patient's educational needs, addresses any patient
barriers to understanding or learning and involves the patient,
family and/or caregiver in the entire therapy experience per the
patient's preference. In addition, collaborates and communicates
with other healthcare team members to promote optimal benefit from
therapy and quality care.
Performs medically necessary documentation consisting of initial
evaluations, re-evaluations, daily notes, plans of care with
associated certification dates, physician letters, insurance
authorizations and discharge notes which provide evidence of
skilled care according to professional, departmental and payor
- Fulfills administrative duties associated with patient care
- scheduling assistance
- follow through with patient attendance
- compliance with accurate and timely charging practices
- assurance of appropriate referral and diagnostic coding
- utilization of only the medically necessary services and number
- compliance with insurance authorizations and tracking of
- participation in peer reviews
- performance and process improvement projects
- program development
- community events
- any other related activities
Promotes the financial success of Beaumont Health. Meets
department productivity metric expectations.
- Compliance with work schedule expectations based on site
location needs and hours of operation as required for patient care.
This may involve working at other sites depending on patient
volume, or other factors. Inpatient work schedule requirements are
based on a seven day per week operation which includes availability
for weekend and holiday rotations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
A. Education / Training:
- Master's Degree, Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA) or
Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY), ASHA.
B. Work Experience:
- Expertise in adult/children neurological speech and language
disorders, evaluation and treatment, including aphasia, apraxia,
dysarthria, dysphagia, laryngectomy, stuttering and other related
- Experience with swallow videofluorocopy and modified barium
C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:
- Certificate of Clinical Competence, America
Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (required)
- Licensure in Speech Pathology-Michigan (required)
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