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Speech Language Pathologist – PRN

Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Conesville, IA posted October 14, 2021.

Description

Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 40-bed inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitating effects of a severe injury or illness.

Our rehabilitation programs provide ongoing care and specialized treatment to patients throughout their recovery journey.

We offer customized, intense rehabilitation tailored to the individual needs of those recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation, and orthopedic injury.

Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital strives to maximize the health, function, and quality of life of those we serve through comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs patient assessment.

Establish a plan of care.

Provides care in accordance with physician’s orders and established plan of care.

Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.

Plans for patient discharge.

Communicates with patient, family, caregivers, significant other, and members of the healthcare team to achieve rehabilitation goals and promote maximum benefits of care.

Participates in performance improvement and program development activities.

Provides input into the budgetary planning process; contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the department.

Assess educational needs of the patient, family, caregiver, or significant other and provides education to meet those needs.

Provides an environment conducive to safety for patients, visitors, and staff.

Assesses the risks for safety and implements appropriate precautions.

Complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.

Utilizes the appropriate leadership skills in delegating, organizing, and educating coworkers and staff.

Coordinates and supervises appropriate levels of staff including interns, students, and volunteers.

Participates in and contributes to quality improvement processes for the department and the institution.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, Communicative Disorders, or similarly titled area that is consistent and acceptable to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Possess or eligible for a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or be eligible to participate as an ASHA Clinical Fellow (CFY).

Licensed or eligible for licensure in Iowa.

Current Basic Life Support/CPR card.

Mandatory adult and child abuse certification required.