Company: Premier Therapy
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Position Reports To: Facility Rehabilitation
In all of our relationships, we strive to achieve the highest
degree of respect, service, excellence and integrity. As a
clinically oriented organization, we are committed to increasing
the functional capabilities of our patients. By improving the lives
of those around us through our daily actions, we are "Making a
Implements, with minimal supervision, high quality
speech-language pathology services for patients, caregivers and
facilities in accordance with the principles and practices of
speech language pathology and with Premier policies and procedures.
Evaluates patients, develops initial and ongoing treatment plans,
develops discharge plans, assists assistants and aides contribute
to case management, and provides quality patient care. Maintains
positive level of interaction with facilities and clients.
Maintains good client relations with facilities and their staff.
Adheres to applicable state regulations concerning speech language
pathology as appropriate.
- Optimize functional abilities and skills
of patients in facilities by performing the following activities:
screening of all residents; evaluating and treating all patients
who could benefit from intervention as referred by a state approved
referral source; complying with Minimum Data Set (MDS) procedures
and effective care planning; appropriately documenting progress
toward identified objectives; and communicating patient status and
needs to the patient, the patient's family, the staff, and other
professionals as appropriate.
- Cross-refers patients for treatment as
appropriate to other disciplines after completing evaluation and
initial plan of treatment, and communicating necessary and
- May provide assistance and consultation
to Rehab Aides in skilled tasks during group and individual
treatment in a manner that promotes appropriate utilization of
resources and facilitate continued developments of clinical skills
in accordance with State Practice Acts, Omnibus Reconciliation Act
(OBRA), and Premier policy.
- Adheres to all applicable federal,
state, local, and company maintained standards of care and ethics
and policies concerned with the practice of Speech Language
Pathology and personnel qualifications.
- Is responsible for participating in the
following activities: establishing and maintaining courteous and
helpful interaction patterns with staff, patients, and families
which reflect sensitivity to individual needs and a problem solving
approach; actively integrating therapy's role in facility and
interdisciplinary treatment team; contributing to facility patient
care, utilization review, case management, administrative
staff/department head, and family conference
activities/communications; establishing and maintaining a good
working relationship with other health care professionals and
colleagues in the community; making appropriate referrals to other
members of the rehabilitation team, developing and implementing new
programs/techniques to enhance rehabilitation services; adhering to
established facility policies and procedures related to
environmental safety, orderliness, risk management, infection
control and emergency situations; and adhering to the requirements
of the patient's Bill of Rights.
- Continue professional development by:
expanding and enhancing clinical expertise, professional and
management skills through interaction with managers, therapists and
other professional staff, self-study, and other continuing
education activities; maintaining valid state license (where
appropriate); obtaining membership and participating in
professional and community organizations; maintaining awareness of
issues related to the profession of speech therapy and the health
- Maintain administration requirements by:
submitting billing, payroll and expense documentation in an
accurate and timely manner; assisting in collection of statistics
and updating records; informing appropriate staff and managers of
patient progress and facility issues; and contributing to facility
rehab goals and plans.
- Understand managed care/Prospective
Payment System (PPS) billing and treatment guidelines. Provide
quality care as well as reasonable goals and outcomes within the
- Meets productivity and utilization
expectations as established by the Company and facility
- Compliant with infection control
procedures and environmental safety protocol within a facility.
Must embrace the team concept and interdisciplinary care.
- Maintain confidentiality of Premier,
facility and patient information
- Some travel between facilities may be
required on an as needed basis.
- Ability to work varying hours, including
weekends and holidays.
- Performs other duties or special
projects as assigned; this description is not intended to be
*Subject to limitations imposed by state and/or
Required Skills & Abilities:
- Communication skills sufficient to
effectively cross-refer patient treatment to other disciplines
after the completion of an initial evaluation and initial treatment
- Ability to work effectively as a team
- Organizational, time management, and
- Communication skills for accurate,
concise, and organized oral and written presentations of
information to patients and staff.
- Listening, reading and comprehension
skills for analyzing reports, charts and correspondence.
- Effective clinical problem solving
skills (e.g. identify and prioritize issues in responsive manner,
develop sound and innovative action plans, execute action plans on
timely basis, ensure appropriate results, etc.).
- Master's Degree in Speech-Language
Pathology (may be dually certified in audio logy).
- Current American Speech-Language Hearing
Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competency in
Speech-Language Pathology or current eligibility for certification
process by following ASHA and Premier guidelines for the Clinical
Fellowship Year experience.
- Valid state license (where
- Ability to walk, bend, stand and reach
constantly during the work day/shift.
- Visual, auditory and speaking skills
sufficient to evaluate, diagnose, communicate, and monitor patient
needs, and to maintain accurate records, recognize people and
provide and understand written, verbal and gestural
- Ability to push wheeled equipment
throughout the facility and in the community.
- Fine motor skills for legible and
accurate writing of reports, charting, scheduling, daily
correspondence, and presentations.
- Fine motor skills for effective and
efficient handling of diagnostic or therapeutic equipment.
- Ability to participate in sustained
activity for many hours in duration in accordance with state labor
Clinical Service Delivery and Documentation
Premier Therapy expects that all employees will conduct clinical
services within the expectations of all Medicare/Medicaid and Third
party regulations. In order to maintain state licensure, therapist
must stay in compliance with their respective practice acts.
Licensed therapists are responsible for determining medical
necessity of therapy services from evaluation established
- Presence of physician's orders for
evaluation and treatment
- The establishment of a decline in
condition via an appropriately documented objective prior level of
function and objective measures of current functioning
- The documentation of a complex condition
that requires the skills of a therapist,
- Establishing a POC that contains the
appropriate modalities, frequency/duration, and short/long term
goals in measurable format with timeframes.
- Conducting ongoing assessments of the
patient's progress and continued need for skilled intervention
through progress reports (10th visits), updated plans of care,
direct patient treatment and, supervision of the
execution/documentation of the patient's treatment plan by the
- Completion of the Discharge assessment
which underscore the value of progress made, skilled services
provided and ultimate functional impact on the patient's life.
Licensed therapists are responsible for ensuring that the POC
they have established meets the technical requirements to ensure
appropriate billing of therapist services through:
- Timely completion of cosigns (within 7
business days of last treatment completed on the document)
- Physician's signature/date on the plan
- Completion of daily notes, progress
reports(10th visits), and UPOCs on the date of service.
- Assignment and documentation of
Functional Limitation - G codes
Therapists are expected to document on the date of service and
to oversee that assistant documentation is completed daily as
Therapists are expected to know and follow state practice acts
in regards to continuing education expectations, as well as
supervision and co-sign requirements.
*Failure to complete all of the above could result in
disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Keywords: Premier Therapy, Lancaster , Speech-Language Pathologist, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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