Encompass Health Careers

Speech Pathology Asst. (Pool)

Columbia, South Carolina
Staff Speech Therapy Therapy


Job Description

 The Speech Pathology Assistant provides speech therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position: 

 
- Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, caregivers, and departmental and interdepartmental relationships.  
 
- Requires competency in speech treatment.
 
- Performs speech therapy treatment tasks as delegated by and supervised by speech-language pathologists.
 
- Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met.
 
The Speech Pathology Assistant creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment. 
 
Benefits:
 
To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive Benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more.  For more information on available Benefits, please click here.
 
What types of patients will you see? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our patients spend an average of 2-4 weeks in our hospital and come to us with a wide variety of diagnosis such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home.
 
We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients.  We utilize our clinical outcomes to assess and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes.
 
Helping you become better is critical to our success
 
- You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline. 
 
Job Code: 100025
 

License or Certification:
 
- Must have current state license or certification; in states where licensing is not required, defer to state practice act. 
 
- CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy.
 
Education, Training and Experience:  
 
- Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited speech therapy program preferred 
 
Physical Requirements:  
 
- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. 
 
- Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling 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.

 



Address: 2935 Colonial Drive, Columbia 29203
Shift: Day Job
Job ID: 1917633
Contact Name - External: Luanne Burton
Contact Email - External: Luanne.Burton@encompasshealth.com