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Senior Cognitive Therapist

Description

The Senior Cognitive Therapist develops and provides therapy services to referred speech patients and coordinates administrative duties of the Cognitive Therapy Department.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Evaluates, develop treatment plans to assigned patients.
 Provides administrative support to staff within the Cognitive department
 Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physical referral, depending on the level of care.
 Supervises rehabilitation technicians, assistants, and facilitators in direct patient care and patient-related activities
 Treats patients according to treatment plans approved by attending physician. Provide treatments and monitor progress to assigned patients.
 Communicates with the Chief Rehabilitation officer, physicians, and other team members regarding patient progress, problems, and plans.
 Participates as necessary in-patient care conferences and weekly rehabilitation meetings.
 Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate, and professional guidelines. Complete all required documentation of patient care to accepted regulatory, corporate, and professional guidelines on time.
 Participates in policy and procedure meetings.
 Participates in In-Service Training Programs with staff to achieve a high standard of care by all staff.
 Records daily treatments and charges with respect to department policy.
 Establishes and instructs caregivers in patient-specific maintenance programs.
 Participates in discharge planning.
 Secures necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence.
 Serves as a clinical preceptor for affiliating Therapy or Therapy Assistant schools.
 Communicates and coordinates clinical services department functions with other departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
 Communicates with the Chief Rehabilitation officer regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems, and successes.
 Demonstrates knowledge of Therapy equipment utilized in different procedures, for example, traction, ultrasound, whirlpool, etc.
 Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment to prolong working life.
 Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the practice of Therapy.
 Assist Chief Rehabilitation officer in assuring regulatory compliance and regulatory preparation by assisting in performance improvement projects as needed.
 Coordinates with the Chief Rehabilitation officer to ensure fiscal management of the therapy department.
 Coordinates with the Chief Rehabilitation officer to ensure staffing appropriateness for the department.
 Ensures accurate and timely completion of other administrative or program-related tasks as assigned by supervisor.
 Ensures annual recertification of therapy department licensing.
 Conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings to facilitate good communication flow and problem identification.
 Assists the Chief Rehabilitation officer in the timely and accurate completion of the therapy department’s payroll.
 Assist Chief Rehabilitation officer with the end-of-year reviews, providing input regarding staff performance.
 Ensures tracking and follow-up regarding employee criteria for employment at NNC, i.e., license, BLS, ABC 101, and other required certification/licenses etc.
 Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

 Minimum of one year working with the adult and adolescent populations preferred.

Education Required

 Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Speech Therapy.
 Masters and Doctorate preferred

Additional Information

 Licensed by the State of Practice in Speech Therapy field (SLP)
 Certified in AHA BLS
 Certified in SAMA (patient de-escalation) training
 Maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility, or obtain within thirty (30) days