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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Contingent Speech Language Pathologist in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Livonia, Michigan

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Part time

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JOB SUMMARY

The primary duties of the Speech Therapist are to test and measure those patients with speech, language, cognitive, hearing, and/or swallowing impairments. As prescribed by a referring physician, the ST evaluates, establishes a treatment plan, and treats the patients. The ST is mindful of the diagnosis and considers all precautions, indications and contraindications of care.

PERFORMANCE DUTIES

  • Provide effective, outcome related patient care demonstrated through patient/customer satisfaction and goal accomplishment.

  • Practices understanding and compliance with all legal, regulatory and reimbursement criteria.

  • Documentation must be concise, objective, and legible. Content should meet all reimbursement criteria and accreditation standards.

  • Able to identify patient barriers to learning and is able to incorporate appropriate teaching methodology to ensure patient/family understanding.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth and maintaining current day treatment skills.

  • Able to effectively organize responsibilities so that maximal patient contacts and efficiency are achieved.

  • Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with all patient care team members.

  • Demonstrates flexibility with changing patient volumes and types. Responds to departmental change in a supportive manner.

  • Provides education to hospital employees and the community at large as requested.

  • AGE SPECIFIC CRITERIA This position does provide patient care.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

A. Education

  • M..A. or M. S. in Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders from and accredited graduate program.

B. Certification

Awarded by the American Speech Language Hearing Association

C. Training and Experience

  • Previous experience in acute care and swallow disorders is preferred but entry-level positions are also available.

  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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