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KFF: Speech & Language Pathologists – Forrest City, West Memphis, and Marianna Location
Speech & Language Pathologists

KIDS FOR THE FUTURE THERAPY GROUP, INC.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY:
The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) will complete speech therapy evaluations for all patients, as prescribed. The SLP will complete a written report of findings of testing and will submit this report to the appropriate clinic designee. The SLP will also develop individualized speech pathology treatment plans and conduct therapy sessions, as indicated. The SLP will assist with completion of other documentation related to speech therapy evaluations and therapy, as appropriate.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
1. Effective speech assessment skills
2. Effective communication
3. Effective documentation

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Completes speech therapy evaluations for all new patients as prescribed/indicated. Re-evaluations for all current patients will be completed every six months for patients younger than two years of age and annually for all patients aged two years and above. In addition, all patients discharged from speech therapy services will be re-evaluated six months following discharge to assess for possible regression.

2. Completes a formal written report of findings and submits to appropriate clinic designee.

3. If the patient qualifies for speech therapy services, the SLP will develop an individualized speech therapy treatment plan.

4. Reviews and updates each patient’s treatment plan on a quarterly basis. The SLP will document these reviews and update the current Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) located in the patient’s medical chart.

5. Conducts speech therapy services, as appropriate. The number and length of these sessions will be determined by the SLP in accordance with Kids for the Future Therapy Group, Inc. and Medicaid’s therapy guidelines.

6. For every service billed, the SLP will provide progress notes in the appropriate format which contains all information as required by Kids for the Future Therapy Group, Inc. policy, EIDT guidelines, PASSEs, DPSQA, OT / PT / SLP Regulations, and/or other applicable regulations. The SLP will keep detailed records of all work with all patients he/she serves.

7. Assists with completion of other documentation related to speech pathology evaluations and therapy, as appropriate.

8. Refers patients for additional clinical services, as needed.

9. Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, transition conferences, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as indicated.

10. Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.

11. Maintains familiarity with health and safety guidelines, including universal precautions and daily operating procedures, as implemented by the clinic nurse.

12. Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to supervisor or clinic nurse.

13. Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure.

14. Is familiar with the Kids for the Future Therapy Group, Inc. policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including Arkansas Medicaid, EIDT, DPSQA, OT / PT / SLP Regulations, PASSEs, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.

15. Displays concern for the rights of patients and families served by the clinic.

16. Reports for work dressed appropriately and complies with established company policies regarding dress code.

17. Ensures confidentiality of patient and employee information and responds to internal and external information according to clinic policy.

18. May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.

19. Regular and punctual attendance is required.

20. Has the ability to work required overtime.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited college or university.

2. A current Arkansas license as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

3. Must hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA) or completing Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY).

4. Prefer at least one year’s experience working with infants/toddlers and/or preschool children with developmental disabilities and/or special needs.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
1. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

2. Must be physically able to walk, stand, and stoop for several hours each day.

3. Must be willing and able to sit on the floor and get up without assistance.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS: Students

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director, Kids for the Future Therapy Group, Inc.

JOB STATUS: This position is a full-time, salaried position. This is a safety sensitive
position.