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LifePoint Health OP Program Coordinator Speech Therapy in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Who We Are* *

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Memorial Medical Center is a 199-bed hospital offering a spectrum of care, including diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Where We Are* *

From national parks and monuments to one of the top-rated farmer’s markets in the country, Las Cruces offers a world filled with natural wonder, year-round excitement, and historic proportions of fun. We are known for our safe and affordable living conditions, outstanding educational system, and friendly people.

Why Choose Us

  • o Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees o Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees o Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance o Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants o Professional Development and Growth Opportunities o And much more…

Position Summary* *

Responsible for providing high quality, skilled level of therapy services for patients with swallowing, speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, and/or fluency challenges related to health condition(s) that brings them to seek care at Memorial Medical Center. Speech Language Pathology is medically prescribed and involves evaluation, creating and maintaining an individualized plan of care, treatment, re-evaluation, discharge, interprofessional communication and representation of service line.

In addition, the program coordinator will handle administrative functions as delegated by the Department Director.

Essential Functions:

  • o Complete comprehensive Evaluation/Re-evaluation:Assesses the client’s ability to safely swallow, communicate effectively, and address cognition capacities. An individualized plan of care shall be documented, followed, and updated as needed on all patients who are appropriate for skilled Speech Therapy services. o Treatment:Helps the client achieve goals set forth in the individualized plan of care by providing neuromuscular strengthening, coordination, and sensation to improve speech, voice, and swallow function, development of cognitive-linguistic skills, development of language skills for functional communication, and respiratory strengthening and coordination. o Documentation: Ensures documentation of speech therapy services provided or attempted is accurate, comprehensive, timely, and in accordance with ASHA and TJC’s standards of practice. Evaluations are written to include all required components and will be sent for certification timely. Treatment notes are written for each treatment given and accurately reflect both the treatment received as well as the length of the treatment. Progress reports are written at appropriate intervals throughout the patient’s episode of care. Treatment outcome goals as well as level of progress towards goals is readily apparent in documentation. A discharge summary is written for each patient discharged. o Supervision:Supervises Speech Language Pathologists in the Clinical Fellowship Year, therapy aides, and Speech Language Pathology students in accordance with standards set by ASHA, the state of employment, and by the facility. o Contribution to healthcare team:Takes an active role in interprofessional relations through effective documentation in the medical record, actively participating and/or initiating care team discussions related to patient care, and educating patients, families, and other healthcare team members.
    o Maintenance of the speech therapy department’s integrity:Maintains professional expertise through continued education as necessitated by licensure and as appropriate for provision of specific treatments in accordance to current best practice. o Assists the Rehabilitation Director in planning and coordinating the program and activities:Assists with the development of the outpatient therapy services including planning, development and marketing, staff education and training, foster professional relationships with MMC and community healthcare providers, work with director and growth team for program growth plan, coordinate with scheduling department for patient appointments, and oversight of daily operations of the outpatient clinic.

Minimum Qualifications

  • o Minimum Education:Graduate from a Master's in Speech Language Pathology Program. o Minimum Experience:Two years experience in an outpatient setting. o Certification/Licensure:Certified as ASHA in Speech Language Pathology. Licensed in the State of New Mexico as a Speech Therapist. CPR required. Certification or completion courses must meet the standards of Memorial Medical Center.

_EEOC Statement _ Memorial Medical Center is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job: *Speech Pathology

Organization: *Memorial Medical Center

Title: OP Program Coordinator Speech Therapy

Location: New Mexico-Las Cruces

Requisition ID: 7416-12813