Certified Speech Language Pathologist with Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) who is transitioning into health care administration. Organized problem solver who swiftly handles changing caseloads and therapy related duties. Extensive knowledge with implementing and enhancing work flow processes. A team leader with exceptional communication skills. Experience working with physicians and hospital executives. Experience with leading performance improvement projects and initiatives.
ASHA Certification, GA SLP license, ACHE Fellow
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Experience in outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. Provides outpatient speech and language therapy, which includes cognitive and dysphagia therapy to patients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. Provides extensive education to patient and caregiver to increase carryover in home and community settings. Provides optimal customer service to patients and family members to maximize customer satisfaction ratings. Leads performance improvement committees to improve medical documentation, patient satisfaction, and physician team meetings. Leads focus groups to help with improving educational material for staff, families, and patients. Coordinates treatment plans and problem solve difficult cases with staff and medical team to ensure maximal outcome of therapy and overall customer satisfaction. Develop, implement, and train staff on current policies and procedures with use of medical equipment. Collaborates with medical team for center wide Stroke Program to assist with educating staff, patients, and family members regarding current stroke information. Provides training and in-service to staff regarding updates in Speech Therapy practices and research projects. Supervise Undergraduate and Graduate level students enrolled in speech therapy programs. Supervise Speech Therapy Aides and provide ongoing EMR training and in-services to ensure they complete the necessary annual continuing education. Plan and organize a yearly medical symposium for graduate students to increase their knowledge of the medical setting in the field of speech and language pathology. Collaborates with other disciplines with conducting research on various medical equipment to assist with optimizing therapy and education for patients.
Provided speech therapy to students in center based schools. Provided in-service and training to staff on carryover of speech therapy techniques in the classroom setting. Provided training to Speech Language Pathologist on process of screening a student for speech therapy services. Developed and implemented IEP in school setting and coordinates IEP meetings. Initiated SST process and ensure that children are being properly served. Used Alternative Augmentative Communication devices during speech therapy to increase communication wants and needs.
Provided inpatient and outpatient speech services to patients with diagnosis of cancer and sickle cell disease. Performed speech services to patients with cognitive, speech and language, voice, and dysphagia deficits. Performed and evaluated Modified Barium Swallow Studies. Provided extensive education to family and patient to increase with carryover in the home and community settings. Collaborated with medical team to plan most effective therapy treatment for patient. Supervised students enrolled in graduate speech therapy programs.
Provided skilled Speech Therapy in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Performed Modified Barium Swallow Studies to assess overall swallow function and coordinated and implemented a plan of care. Provided family and patient education to increase overall carryover in the home and community settings.
Boys and Girls Club, Atlanta Food Bank, Mentor and Tutor for high school students
Improvement with customer satisfaction ratings, performance improvement projects, customer service, diagnosis, clinical documentation, focus groups, work flow processes, MS Office, Implementation of policies and procedures, research
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