Therapist - SLP in Bartlett, TN at D&S Community Services

Date Posted: 6/19/2020

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Job Description

STANDARD I – Position Specific Essential Performance Criteria

Performs position specific job functions at an acceptable level with minimal direction.

  1. Conducts initial evaluations/consultations to assess the capabilities and limitations of the client to include but not limited to: communication, augmentative alternative communication devices, eating and swallowing,
  2. Implements speech therapy treatments, programs and staff instructions which are consistent with the physician’s orders and designed plan of care
  3. Designs appropriate treatment plan of care and training programs for the client
  4. Observes, records and reports on the client’s progress through required documentation to include evaluation, contact notes, monthly progress notes and discharge summaries
  5. Provides training on staff instructions to direct care staff involved in teaching daily living skills and activities.
  6. Prepares and maintains operational records such as the client’s evaluations, re-evaluations, treatment plans, revised treatment plans, contact notes, progress notes, discharge notes, and other operational records and reports, and submits in established format and timelines.
  7. Communicates with supervisor and other health team members regarding client’s progress, problems and plans as needed.
  8. Attends consultations, circle of support and medical staffing.
  9. Adheres to the scope of practice and ethical standards for speech language pathology as it applies to state and national standards

STANDARD II – Job Knowledge/Productivity/Initiative - Maintains certifications, education and development appropriate for position.  Completes position responsibilities by following established guidelines and protocols within the appropriate time frame. 

  1. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of work practices/responsibilities and emergency procedures.
  2. Demonstrates ability to set priorities; utilizes organizational skills to complete duties timely including but not limited to submission of timesheets, invoices and documentation for record maintenance and billing purposes.
  3. Demonstrates ability to accept and act upon suggestions for improved performance.
  4. Demonstrates ability to perform work in an accurate and timely manner
  5. Demonstrates self-direction, flexibility, professional development and willingness to master new skills.
  6. Demonstrates reliability by adhering to D&S’s attendance policies as documented on the attendance records.
  7. Complete monthly approved assessment and service units with an 85% completion rate

STANDARD III – Customer Service/Communication/Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrates good skills in all forms of communication.  Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.  Exceed expectations of internal and external customers: Patients, families, physicians, colleagues, visitors and vendors.

  1. Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication.  Utilizes proper etiquette with telephone and Electronic mail.
  2. Demonstrates respect for other’s opinions, judgment, and capabilities; gives recognition and praise.
  3. Anticipates and provides resolution to issues based on the needs and expectations of our customers.
  4. Consistently displays professional, compassionate behavior that enhances the public image of D&S evidenced by professional care of clients and courteous behavior toward the public and co-workers.
  5. Responds to supervisors, clients and co-workers request for information and assistance in cooperative manner and within appropriate time frame.
  6. Channels concerns appropriately through Chain of Command; deals with conflict appropriately/privately.
  7. Treats others with respect at all times; maintains a work environment free of harassment, hostility, threats or violence.
  8. Demonstrates team effort to cover approved services and assessment units as requested or needed.


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