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.
Minimum of one year working with the adult and adolescent populations preferred.
Graduate of a Bachelor’s level program in Speech Therapy.
Masters and Doctorate preferred
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