Speech Language Pathologist

Position: Pathologist
Hours: Full-Time

Fairview Odd Fellows is southeastern Connecticut’s award-winning Independent Living community and leading provider of short-term rehabilitative and long-term living nursing services. Our CMS 5-star Skilled Nursing Facility is currently looking for a Speech Language Pathologist in our in-house rehab departmentThe ideal candidate will have experience in skilled nursing and have experience working the elderly population.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screens/evaluates resident needs and establishes effective and efficient treatment plans for the residents assigned.
  • Under a physician’s direction, provides direct patient / resident treatment based on established plan of care.
  • Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs for cognition, restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication and / or swallowing or cognitive problems.
  • Administers, scores, and interprets specialized hearing and speech tests.
  • Instructs residents, families, and caregivers to monitor speech and provide ways to practice new skills.
  • Performs necessary clinical documentation to meet state and federal requirements.
  • Maintains patient records in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Devises special tools and treatments for the specific needs of patients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology.
  • Current and active Speech Language Pathology license in CT.
  • Certification in clinical competency.
  • Prefer- experience/knowledge in older adult rehabilitation.

Key Competencies:

  • Familiarity with health care environment, managed care, and health systems preferred
  • Understanding of the needs of the geriatric population and needs related to the aging process
  • Ability to work in a time-oriented environment including exposure to all patient elements

Fairview offers competitive compensation along with a positive, supportive work environment. We offer multiple incentives such as:

  • Strong staffing ratios, full electronic medical record (EMR)
  • A history of high staff longevity
  • Flexible team environment and management
  • Opportunities for development and career progression

Fairview proudly hires and employs veterans, reserve, military spouses and family members!  Fairview is an equal opportunity employer.

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