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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Skilled Speech, Language Pathologist offering 30 years of experience to include trauma intensive care, medical intensive care, tracheostomy/ventilator, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, CVA, and other neurological disorders, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, outpatient services, and LTACH. Excellent interpersonal skills, friendly, flexible, positive, passionate, and driven.

Skills

Lead Speech Language Pathologist

Fiberoptic Endoscopy Evaluation for Swallowing

Modified Barium Swallows

McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program

Trauma intensive care

Medical intensive care

Burn intensive care

Inpatient rehabilitation

Outpatient Services

Skilled Nursing

LTACH

Work History
Lead Speech Language Pathologist, 11/2017 to Current
Encore RehabilitationOrange Beach, AL,
  • Level one trauma acute care hospital, Intensive care, Acute care, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Subacute Hospital, LTACH, Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Performed comprehensive assessments for patients with dysphagia, cognition, voice, and communication deficits.
  • Developed and implemented appropriate treatment programs to promote the highest level of functioning and independence consistent with each patient's individual needs.
  • Conducted and analyzed Clinical Swallow Evaluations, Video fluoroscopic Swallow Studies, and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing assessments for patients across all settings with appropriate recommendations, therapeutic plan, and referrals.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary team members and developed relationships with professionals at all levels to increase service utilization to promote quality and continuity of patient care.
  • Attended medicine and trauma multidisciplinary rounds to report patient current level of function, goals, and recommendations to facilitate timely discharge to next level of care.
  • Attended team conferences in Inpatient rehabilitation and subacute hospitals to report patient's current CLOF, goals, and recommendations to adjust patient specific plan of care and facilitate discharge planning
  • Cross trained and floated to all areas of the hospital as needed to ensure patients met their personal plans of care
  • Provided discipline specific orientation and training of PRN speech pathologists.
  • Managed high level of acute care caseload and organized daily schedules for therapists in order to maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Participated in staff education to include nursing skills fairs, unit specific and dietary inservices.
  • Participated in weekend on call rotation and worked extra hours as needed to meet the needs of caseload/staffing.
  • Generated monthly calendars to reflect staffing for each day, and manage PTO requests/sick time/PRN needs.
  • Facilitated implementation of patient suction policy to include speech pathologist, originated skills check off documentation and lead skills training of all staff speech pathologist.
  • Responsible for ordering and obtaining all items from kitchen to perform clinical swallow evaluations.
  • Responsible for reaching out to FEES vendor/Stryker/IT to ensure continued function of all equipment.
  • Participated in the interviewing and hiring process of speech, language pathologists as needed.
  • Lead speech pathology staff meetings to address staffing needs, protocols, documentation, standards of care, and morale on an as needed basis.
Lead Speech Language Pathologist, 01/2013 to 01/2017
Encore RehabilitationPetal, MS,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Performed comprehensive evaluations for patients with dysphagia, cognition, voice, and communication deficits, developed and implemented appropriate treatment programs to promote highest level of functioning and independence consistent with each patient's individual needs.
  • Developed and implemented appropriate treatment programs to promote the highest level of functioning and independence consistent with each patient's individual needs.
  • Participated in family conferences to convey current level of functioning, goals, and recommendations and to obtain information to facilitate patient's performance in treatment and improve outcomes.
  • Consulted with physicians, direct care staff, caregivers and patients as part of the rehabilitation program to facilitate appropriate outcome measures and highest level of independence upon discharge using the Functional Independence Measures (FIM) scoring system.
  • Educated/trained respiratory therapy staff regarding dysphagia and thickened liquids Served as speech, language, pathologist expert for Stroke committee to prepare and gain recertification as a Center for Stroke Excellence.
  • Participated in weekly senior team meetings, performed annual reviews for all ST full time and PRN staff and lead discipline specific staff meetings.
Speech Language Pathologist, 01/1996 to 12/2012
BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITALCity, STATE,
  • Inpatient acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility Performed comprehensive evaluations for patients with dysphagia, cognition, voice, and communication deficits, developed and implemented appropriate treatment programs to promote highest level of functioning and independence consistent with each patient's individual needs.
  • Performed and interpreted modified barium swallow studies with appropriate recommendations and referrals.
  • Performed outpatient infant hearing screenings and supplied families with appropriate referrals and resources.
  • Evaluated and treated patients ages 0-3 with speech, language, cognitive and swallowing/feeding disorders as part of collaboration with Marshall County First Steps Program.
  • Consulted with physicians, direct care staff, caregivers and patients as part of the rehabilitation program to facilitate appropriate outcome measures and highest level of independence upon discharge using the Functional Independence Measures (FIM) scoring system.
  • Collaborated with physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, clinical dieticians, and case managers during critical care rounds to promote quality and continuity of care of patients in critical care unit.
  • Assessed and treated patients during community-based outings as part of a multi-disciplinary therapeutic regimen to promote carryover of functional skills.
  • Assisted the rehabilitation liaison in assessing patient's eligibility for admittance to the inpatient rehabilitation program based upon patient level of functioning, facility guidelines in conjunction with third party payer sources.
  • Managed high level acute care caseload and organized daily schedules for therapists in order to maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Supervised CFY therapists and student clinicians.
  • Collaborated with other speech, language pathologists in Baptist system to create unified patient documentation.
Speech Language Pathologist, 01/1996 to 01/1998
PRIMACY HEALTH AND REHABILITATIONCity, STATE,
  • Skilled nursing: Performed comprehensive evaluations for patients with dysphagia, cognition, voice and communication deficits.
  • Developed and implemented appropriate treatment programs to promote the highest level of functioning and independence consistent with each patent's individual needs Developed and implemented appropriate treatment programs to promote highest level of functioning and independence consistent with each patient's individual needs.
  • Participated in multidisciplinary team conferences and patient/family conference to discuss patient's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Formulated appropriate and meaningful goals based on patient's current level of functioning, prognosis for improvement and discharge plan Developed and implemented functional maintenance programs for dementia patients and educated staff/family to ensure follow through of the program so patient could be as stress free as possible while maintaining highest level of functioning.
  • Participated in group treatment with PT/OT when appropriate to maximize therapeutic outcomes.
  • Led feeding groups for dysphagia patients to ensure safety with least restrictive diet and to determine what level of support needed to carry out compensatory and safe swallow strategies.
Education
Master of Arts: Communication Disorders, Expected in to Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Disorders, Expected in to Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA
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School Attended

  • Louisiana State University
  • Louisiana State University

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  • Lead Speech Language Pathologist
  • Lead Speech Language Pathologist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Speech Language Pathologist

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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