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Speech-Language Pathologist

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Alpena
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:


Speech-Language Pathologist Position Summary:

The Speech-Language Pathologist provides professional and comprehensive care within the scope of agency services. The target populations for this position are those requiring skilled clinical home care services. Activities of this position are patient focused and utilize assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation in accordance with speech-language standards, physician orders, and agency policies and procedures.

  • This position has the flexibility to be either part-time or full-time hours. You pick!

    A day in the life as a Speech-Language Pathologist with MyMichigan Health:

    • (25%)* Evaluates patient's functional status by performing formal/informal assessment measures to determine: speech, language, voice, cognition, and deglutition status.

    • (25%)* Develops a goal specific treatment regime based on assessment data and the patient's tolerance to carry-out the treatment plan as prescribed.

    • (25%)* Submits a written treatment regime to be included as part of the plan of care authorized by the physician.

    • (25%)* Devises a schedule of treatment which is frequency and duration specific to be discussed with patient/family/caregiver and submits to the scheduler.


      • Uses the most appropriate and available modalities to assist the patient in achieving functional goals.

      • Adapts clinical treatment techniques and procedures to the home environment.

      • Recommends adaptive/supportive equipment based on assessment; contacts appropriate representatives to place order and assists in securing equipment for patient.

      • Provides treatment techniques to facilitate, restore, or maintain optimal functional performance through the following modalities: Instruct, educate and/or train in therapeutic exercise regime to increase oral motor strength and range of motion.

      • Instruct, educate, and/or train in facilitation of cognitive skills and deglutition skills.

      • Recommend, instruct, educate, and/or train for augmentative or alternative communication use.

      • Demonstrates and instructs patient/family/caregiver in home education program.

      • Documents the patients/family/caregiver response to treatment and changes in patients conditions per Agency policy.

      • Coordinates patient care with the interdisciplinary team members and other professional disciplines.

      • Provides supervision for CFY Speech-Language Pathologist in accordance with Agency and regulatory standards.

      • Provides supervision for Home Health Aides carrying-out treatment regime per Agency and regulatory standards.

      • Provides consultative services to Agency staff members.

      • Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences, in-service programs, discharge planning, departmental staff meetings, select task force committee meetings, and peer review process, assists in program development upon request of Therapy Coordinator, and represents Agency for community functions.

      • Assists with student affiliate mentorship.

      • May function as case manager for assigned cases.

      • Other duties as assigned.


        • Basic Life Support Required.

        • State of Michigan Drivers License and Vehicle Insurance Required.

        • Fingerprinting Required.

        • Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Competence Certification.

        • State of Michigan Speech Language Pathology License required.

        • Masters Degree Required.

        • May consider a candidate who meets educational requirements for certification and is in the process of accumulating the supervised experience required for certification.

        • Access to reliable transportation.

        • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

        • Ability to recognize needs and concerns of people and maintain constructive interpersonal relationships.

        • Ability to work independently, demonstrating problem solving and organizational skills.

        • Ability to demonstrate knowledge, principles and practices of speech-language pathology and related skills in patient management.

        • Ability to drive under hazardous road conditions.

        • Ability to use personal protective equipment correctly.

        • One year experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist, preferably in homecare.

          PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 11-20 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) 10 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Speech-Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Alpena, Michigan

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