Speech Language Pathologist- PRN

    • Job Tracking ID: 512088-729132
    • Job Location: Florham Park, NJ
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: PRN
    • Date Updated: June 15, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


LSMNJ is pleased to announce that our communities are transitioning in-house with therapy services. We are currently seeking qualified, highly motivated therapy staff to help us provide state-of-the-art services to our residents within our new in-house therapy setting at Crane’s Mill and The Villa.

Come find out why LSMNJ was voted a Great Place to Work by our Employees!

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.
LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and hospitality, regardless of religious background through a diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human care needs.
We are seeking employees that share those same values and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

The Villa, a 5 star Skilled Nursing & Assisted living community, located in Florham Park, is seeking a Speech Therapist on a per diem basis.

 

General Description:

Diagnoses and treats individuals with speech, language, voice and fluency impairments.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Performs hearing and/or speech and language examinations to learn the patient's degree of impairment.
• Evaluates hearing and /or speech and language test results.
• Evaluates barium swallow results and/or other test results and overall medical background information.
• Diagnoses patients and formulates treatment plans for speech, language, fluency, voice or swallowing impairments.
• Educates patients and family members about the various communication techniques or strategies to cope with the impairment.
• Writes reports and maintains client information for the purposes of evaluation, treatment progress and discharge of client.
• Performs administrative responsibilities, coordinates paperwork, writes lesson plans and schedules case management activities and/or any other appropriate patient information and/or recordkeeping for administrative, billing and caseload purposes.
• Develops individual and/or group activities and/or programs to manage behavior, speech, language or swallowing problems.
• Participates in and writes reports for meetings regarding patients' progress.
• Participates in the planning and implementing of individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
• Instructs clients with techniques for more effective communication, such as sign language, lip reading or voice improvement.
• The company reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications
• Education: Graduate of an accredited therapy program
• Experience: 3-5 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Licenses/Certifications: Current Speech Therapist state license
Skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Service orientation
• Active listening
• Instructing
• Monitoring
• Critical thinking

Physical Requirements

• Hearing: Adequate to perform job duties in person and over the phone.
• Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly to patients in person and over the phone.
• Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including visual examination of patient and reading information from printed sources and computer screens
• Other: Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. Must be able to withstand prolonged or considerable walking, standing, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling or crouching.s

LSMNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.