Speech Therapist II San Jose, CA
Provides diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders for more complex cases. Ensures compliance with standards and regulatory requirements. Oversees work of entry-level staff and supports community programs.
- Evaluates and administers diagnostic tests and provides individualized treatment to adults and children for a variety of communication disorders, voice and swallowing impairment, and neurological defects.
- Advises physicians and member/caregiver of test results.
- Collaborates with physician as treatment plan changes.
- Provides training for more junior therapists.
- Participates in developing in-service programs for staff development.
- Monitors the work of contract therapists and the treatment of patients in non-Kaiser facilities.
- Serves as a consultant on interdisciplinary teams.
- Develops, implements, and maintains department policies and procedures.
- Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirement.
- Identifies and recommends opportunities to contain costs and improve services.
- Assists with community programs.
- Evaluates patients by obtaining pertinent past history, obtaining detailed account of presenting symptoms, and performing appropriate test/evaluation/interview correctly according to standardized or recommended techniques.
- Interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction.
- Identifies precautions/contraindications of speech therapy management.
- Communicates evaluation findings and/or make recommendations to primary medical practitioner regarding patient disposition. - Works with a multidisciplinary team in the evaluation and treatment planning for pediatrics with suspected autism spectrum disorders. Identifies speech therapy problems through integration of evaluation techniques/tests.
- With the multidisciplinary team, derives a treatment strategy and direction for early intervention or school based programs.
- Facilitates transition to appropriate programs.
- Provides advice and education to patient and family regarding participation in the treatment program, extension of the program into the home situation and identifies precautions regarding high-risk activities.
- Regularly reassess clinical sign and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patient toward goals and the need for modifying goals and treatment.
- Provides care for appropriate age/developmental level to adults, children and infants.
- Devises forms and written instructions as needed. Provides accurate, timely documentation of speech therapy management.
- Demonstrates a high level of professional conduct commensurate with standards of the American Speech and Hearing
- Association and conforms to the canons of the established code of ethics. Demonstrates competency in age specifics related to assessing, treating and/or caring for varying patient populations including infants, children, adolescents, and elderly adults.
- Previous experience as a Speech Therapist (usually two (2) years).
- Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
- Completion of a Speech Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Internship required.
- Current California license required.
-BLS required. - - Certificate of Clinical Competence.
- Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain an NPI prior to the employment start date.
-Knowledge of federal, state, andlocal requirements.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Five years experience in an acute care/rehabilitation setting, thorough understanding of pediatric neurogenic disorders, including dysphagia, two years experience in pediatric outpatient setting.
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