Speech Therapist - Estrella Health

Avondale Arizona
Full Time
We are excited to announce our growth in the Phoenix West Valley area near the beautiful Estrella Mountains, and we are seeking a full time SLP to join our in-house therapy team at Estrella Health and Rehabilitation Center in Avondale, AZ.  As part of  our amazing team of clinicians, you will have opportunities for training and continuing education in Think Thin/dysphagia, Abilities Care and dementia, stroke and neuro rehabilitation, and respiratory/COVID recovery programs. You can expect excellent leadership, facility level decision making, and most of all, a fun work environment where you are appreciated and supported to do your best work. We care about the WHOLE you.  Ask us about our competitive compensation package, career development, continuing education and mind-body-spirit wellness programs!  
Our facilities receive support from Ensign Services who provides a wide range of clinical and operational assistance to over 200 independently owned healthcare operations located throughout the United States. We have been in-house with therapy for many years which gives us a significant edge going into the current payment model changes. Our therapy and nursing teams work collaboratively to ensure outstanding outcomes for our patients. While some companies are preparing for layoffs or demanding outrageous productivity levels, we are gearing up for amazing rehab programs! Help us build something great and share in the Ensign experience with these in-house facility teams where our core values of  ownership, passion for learning, loving one another, and celebration are evident every day. Be sure to ask us about facility specific specialty programs like Heart PARC, Abilities Care, Music & Memory, Alter G, Big & Loud, and opportunities for you to continue learning and receive focused program training to enhance your therapy career.  

Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Evaluate patients within (48) hours of physician referral. 
  • Develop effective treatment plans and obtain approval for services from referring physician. 
  • Treat patients according to the physician’s treatment plan and adhere to facility documentation guidelines. 
  • Communicate with supervisor and other health team members regarding patient progress, problems and treatment plans. 
  • Participate in Patient Care Conference, Utilization Review Meeting and Rehabilitation Conferences. 
  • Participate in in‑service training program for other staff in the facility. 
  • Document all regulatory and clinically required information in the electronic documentation system and maintain patient records according to company policy 
  • Record treatment charges per facility policy and procedure. 
  • Instruct patient’s families or nursing staff in maintenance program. 
  • Participate in discharge planning. 
  • Secure necessary durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment for patients to facilitate independence. 
  • Act as a clinical preceptor for affiliating CFY / RFP Speech‑Language Pathologist and student programs. 
  • Comply with the American Speech Language and Hearing Practice Act for the state, and the facility policy and procedures.  
Desired Skills: 
  • Exhibits a sincere desire to help patients and residents in their rehabilitation process
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills 
  • Strong writing skills required for documentation of the care you provide 
  • Exhibits knowledge and understanding of therapy practice 
  • Possesses and conveys high degree of credibility and integrity 
  • Enjoys team cohesion, is a team player, has a positive attitude and a strong desire to
  • make a constructive impact on organizational excellence 
  • Understands and accepts the unpredictable nature and needs of the therapy function in a busy rehab department 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Last updated 2022-01-03
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