Nov 23, 2020

Speech Therapist - Wisteria

  • Ensign Therapy
  • Abilene, TX, USA

Job Description

Wisteria Place in Abilene, TX, is a spacious and beautiful campus housing Assisted Living, Independent Living and Skilled Inpatient Rehab facilities. We currently seek a PRN Speech/Language Pathologist to join our great in-house therapy team. Wisteria Place is the facility of choice for families needing excellent care for their loved ones in Abilene, and we see a diverse patient population with a large percentage of our patients returning to home. We are proud of our Memory Unit, our commitment to Ensign culture, and our commitment to excellence in all areas of the services we provide to residents, their families and the Abilene community. In return for your passion and clinical expertise, we will offer you a stable in-house therapy program where you will be respected and valued as a clinician, a highly competitive salary and many opportunities for professional growth.    Wisteria Place receives support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.   Duties:   Evaluate patients within forty eight (48) hours of physician referral.  Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician.  Treat patients according to the physician’s treatment plan and adhere to facility documentation guidelines.  Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and treatment plans.  Participate in Patient Care Conference, Utilization Review Meeting and Rehabilitation Conferences.  Participate in in service training program for other staff in the facility.  Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintains patient records according to company policy Record treatment charges per facility policy and procedure.  Instruct patient's families or nursing staff in maintenance program.  Participate in discharge planning.  Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.  Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating CFY / RFP Speech Language Pathologist and student programs.  Comply with the American Speech Language and Hearing Practice Act for the state, and the facility policy and procedures.    Experience/Qualifications: Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist   Desired Skills:    Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process  Superior interpersonal communication skills  Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide  Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice  Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity  Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to make a constructive impact on organizational excellence  Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department    Wisteria Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.