Do you love working with seniors, but don't want to work in a nursing home? Then we have the job for you. We are looking for a PRN Speech Therapist (SLP) to join our team and provide Outpatient Therapy in the Assisted and Independent Living Communities of Brookdale. Enjoy spending time with your patients as you get to interact right in their environment or challenge their function in our wellness gyms. Come experience a great opportunity working for a company that puts their residents first knowing that the rest will take care of itself.
Identifies and treats patients with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Improves patient’s communication skills through vocal exercises and cognitive therapies. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited program.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
License to practice speech language pathology within the state. Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility
for Clinical Fellowship Year. Ability to work varying hours, including weekends and holidays.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the working environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Basic computer software skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to work holidays and weekends as operation demands. Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethical professional and clinical judgment. Ability to address staff and patients in a courteous and friendly manner as well as accept constructive criticism. Must be willing to communicate with patients of various levels of functioning and various types of personalities. Willingness to communicate perceived physical and emotional needs of patients to other skilled staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.