• Speech Therapist

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2018 5:44 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-43412
    Category
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Department
    REP UAMS NW PT Clinic
    Post End Date
    7/3/2018
  • Overview

    The Speech Therapist works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide the evidence-based best practice evaluation and therapy techniques. Performs evaluations and develops effective treatment plans to restore, maintain or prevent decline of resident function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with federal, state and professional standards governing the facility.  This position will provide speech treatment in a skilled nursing facility and also in an outpatient setting.  The duties of the Speech Therapist contribute in the effort to further the mission of UAMS: To improve the health and health care of Arkansans.

     

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Leave Time:
      • 11 Paid holidays annually
      • Vacation leave varies by position and status
      • 12 days of sick leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

     

    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Responsibilities

    • Conducts speech language evaluations.
    • Writes reports detailing scores, descriptions of patients and need for therapies.
    • Implements speech therapy.
    • Documents services provided.
    • Completes billing and charting procedures.
    • Participates in treatment teams.
    • Maintains knowledge of theories and techniques in the field of communication disorders.
    • Models the Core Values of UAMS–Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Teamwork, Creativity, & Excellence   

     

    Marketing for clinic as needed.

    Providing educational experiences for multi-discipline therapy students.

    Qualifications

    Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology plus three years speech language pathology experience and licensed as a speech language pathologist in the State of Arkansas or eligible to apply and obtain license within one month of hire.  Certificate of Clinical Competence. 

     

     

    Prefer experience with the geriatric population.  FEES, LSVT-LOUD and/or Vital-Stim certifications preferred.  CPR certified within one month of hire.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools

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