Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Overview: UnityPoint-St. Luke's Full-Time Monday-Friday (8 hour
shifts) The staff Speech Therapist functions as an integral part of
the rehabilitation team and has a responsibility for evaluating and
treating patients requiring services associated with speech
therapy. The Speech Therapist is expected to communicate with the
physicians regarding the patient's treatment plan and progress and
deliver services consistent with policies and procedures governing
the delivery of patient care by the Rehabilitation Department,
State Licensure and Code of Ethics standards. Position primarily
focuses on Pediatrics and Outpatient Speech patient population.
Works closely with interdisciplinary team (OT/PT/Providers) to
coordinate care plans for best patient outcomes. $7,500.00 Sign on
Bonus! Why UnityPoint Health? Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you
matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture
guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing
what's right for the people we serve.
Benefits - Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits
options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance
that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life
stage you're in.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to
ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race,
gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
Development - We believe equipping you with support and development
opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable
Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to
improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Hear
more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great
place to work at Responsibilities: Clinical Excellence/Patient Care
Performs examination and evaluation to determine diagnosis and
prognosis of patient/client and determine appropriate intervention
to gain expected outcomes based on patient/client goals including a
collaborative approach with patient/family and health care
Utilizes of appropriate Speech Therapy interventions to produce
Utilizes of appropriate documentation and billing to communicate
progress and status to physicians, other healthcare professionals
and third party reimbursement.
Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgements and
maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of
conditions of assigned patients.
Able to demonstrate the necessary skills and competencies of a
Keeps work area and equipment clean and orderly by maintaining and
practicing hospital and departmental policies and procedures
regarding safety and infection control. Development & Patient
Education Performs as a member of the Rehabilitation Department
through joint interventions, communication and quality assurance
programs and meetings.
Continues professional development and involvement in professional
activities that enhance therapy practice by sharing knowledge
through networking and research.
Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the
patient/family needs including age, culture, gender, readiness to
learn and level of comprehension.
Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a
priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and
reporting potential and actual concerns immediately. Basic UPH
Performance Criteria Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and
Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and
procedures and safety guidelines.
Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with
regular, reliable attendance.
Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required
for the position.
Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other
federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
Completes all annual education and competency requirements within
the calendar year.
Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements
for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and
Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or
concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of
hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns
reported by department staff related to compliance.
Qualifications: Minimum Requirements Identify items that are
minimally required to perform the essential functions of this
position. Preferred or Specialized Not required to perform the
essential functions of the position. Education: Master's degree
from accredited curriculum in Speech Therapy Experience:
License(s)/Certification(s): Current licensure in good standing to
practice in the state of Iowa Must possess and maintain current BLS
certification or obtain certification within three months from date
of hire. Completion of four hours of stroke education prior to the
end of orientation and annually Membership in Professional
Association is desirable Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Writes, reads,
comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity
Basic Computer skills Customer/patient focused. Other: Use of usual
and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the
Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Sioux City , Speech Pathologist-Rehab, Healthcare , Sioux City, Iowa
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