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Extended Care - Speech Language Pathologist (PRN)

LMC Careers 
Full Time 
Regular 
Day Shift 
 

Lexington Medical Center Extended Care is the largest extended care facility in North and South Carolina.  Our team of dedicated health care professional care for residents in a facility full equipped to meet their physical needs, including a state-of-the-art, 10,000-quare-foot rehabilitation center to provide physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy for a variety of conditions, illnesses and injuries.  At LMC Extended Care, we provide our residents with the utmost care and concern for their comfort, safety and well-being. Also in 2019, LMC Extended Care was the recipient of the South Carolina Spirit of Caring Award for improvement in quality of life for the residents in our facility.  We invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Extended Care family!

Job Summary

Provides diagnostic and therapeutic intervention to residents who demonstrate various degrees of severity and types of communication disorders, cognitive deficits with swallowing difficulty and functions as an interdisciplinary member of the Rehabilitation team.  This position reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation Services.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.S. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Certificate in Clinical Competence.
  • Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the State of South Carolina.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Essential Functions

  • Attends professional conferences and meetings.
  • Assists with billing information and performs other routine clerical work as needed.
  • Uses safe techniques for protection of residents and self in performing duties.
  • Performs related and such other duties as may be assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, e.g. fire or disaster.
  • Assists in maintaining a neat and safe department by straightening equipment, putting away supplies, calling housekeeping when necessary and making suggestions to better the appearance of the department.
  • The employee is permitted to perform assigned duties in conformance with ASHA and the State of South Carolina standards.
  • Responsible for high degree of accuracy and control of details.  Thoroughness and reliability are essential because of the detailed nature of the work.
  • Has contacts by phone, correspondence or personal meetings with persons in other departments or outside the facility; tact is required in the contacts and the employee assumes the responsibility for harmonious relationships.
     

Duties and Responsibilites

  • Evaluates residents, develops treatment plans and administers Speech-Language Therapy treatments to residents upon referral by a physician.  These services are provided to adult and geriatric residents with a goal of achieving greater than 75% of billable therapy minutes per total work hours per day.
  • Records appropriate and accurate treatment data, resident progress notes and completes evaluation reports and discharge summaries for each resident in the electronic health record.
  • Consults with other professionals regarding resident’s Speech-Language Therapy program to help coordinate and plan medical services.
  • Attends admission family conferences to report treatment progress and education of treatment goals and recommendations.
  • Instructs residents and their families in resident Speech-Language Therapy home program.
  • Takes physician’s orders from physician offices and facility nursing staff and schedules residents for evaluation and treatments.
  • Mandatory participation in the facility’s inservice education program (Relias).
  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to residents, visitors, physicians and co-workers.  Shows courtesy, compassion and respect.  Conforms to facility Code of Ethics.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Day ONE medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Free life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • 401K Match – LMC Extended Care matches dollar for dollar up to 6.5%
  • Offer 401K Roth, 457(b), 475(b) Roth
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • LMC Extended Care provides its full-time employees with free short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90-days of eligible employment
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
  • LMC Extended Care offer Health Screening (PATH) with comprehensive labs for Employees and Spouse
  • Student Loan Forgiveness


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina