University of Utah Health Therapist - Temporary License in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides evaluation and therapeutic management for patients in need of physical, occupational and/or speech-language therapy. The incumbent will learn to integrate their theoretical knowledge from academic training as they develop and refine the clinical skills consistent with the scope of practice.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities:

  • Implements screening procedures.

  • Collects case history information and integrates information from patient, family, caregivers, significant others and professionals.

  • Selects and implements evaluation procedures.

  • Adapts interviewing and testing procedures to meet individual patient needs.

  • Interprets and integrates test results and behavioral observations, synthesizes information gained from all sources, develops diagnostic impressions, and makes recommendations.

  • Develops and implements specific, reasonable, and necessary treatment plans.

  • Selects/develops and implements intervention strategies for treatment of the patient's condition.

  • Selects/develops and uses intervention materials and instrumentation for treatment of the patient's condition.

  • Plans and implements a program of periodic monitoring of the patient's functioning thorough the use of appropriate data collection systems. Interprets and uses data to modify treatment plans, strategies, materials, and/or instrumentation to meet the needs of the patient.

  • Adapts intervention procedures, strategies, materials, and instrumentation to meet individual patient needs.

  • Schedules and prioritizes direct and indirect service activities, maintains patient records, and documents professional contacts and clinical reports in a timely manner.

  • Complies with program administrative and other regulatory policies such as required due process documentation, reports, service statistics, and budget requests.

  • Plans and implements educational programs for other professionals and the general public to facilitate acceptance and treatment of disabilities associated with communication disorders.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated communication skills (including listening, speaking, nonverbal communication, and writing) that take into consideration the needs as well as the cultural values of the patient, the family, caregivers, significant others, and other professionals.

  • Ability to identify and refer patients for related services including audiological, educational, medical, psychological, social, and vocational, as appropriate.

  • Ability to collaborate with other professionals in matters relevant to case management.

  • Ability to provide counseling and supportive guidance regarding the patient's progress and needs to the patient, family, caregivers, and significant others.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current Temporary Speech Therapist License issued through the State of Utah.

  • Current Temporary Physical Therapist License issued through the State of Utah

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

This is an SLP PRN position supporting the Rehabilitation Center.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Color Determination, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

Requisition Number 25273

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type PRN

Shift Day

Work Schedule PRN

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH ANC 33A REHAB CTR THERAPY

Category Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.