Skilled Speech Language Pathologist with 10 years experience in assessing
and treating adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Proficient with
neurological injuries and critically ill
populations. Enthusiastic team player, committed to providing exceptional patient care
in a rehabilitation or acute care setting.
Videofluoroscopic Swallow Evaluations
Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluations of
Specialization in neurogenic disorders
Adaptive to changing environments
Focused on consistent, quality care
Broad cardiopulmonary knowledge
Speech Language Pathologist II, 10/2015 to Current Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital – Santa Rosa, CA
Evaluate and treate patients in with dysphagia, speech and language impairment, and cognitive impairment resulting from a wide range of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, respiratory distress/failure, mouth and neck cancer, Parkinson's, sepsis, and pneumonia.
Conduct and interpret results of informal and standardized screening tools, as well as, bedside swallow and modified barium swallow studies.
Propose intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration, updating treatment plans appropriate.
Plan individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve swallow, cognitive and/or linguistic functioning.
Communicate effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers) to provide for continuity of patient care.
Make necessary referrals for ancillary services available within the hospital.
Provide per diem SLP services in both the acute care hospital and the adjoining acute rehabilitation unit.
Speech Language Pathologist, 05/2015 to 05/2016 Kindred at Home – San Rafael, CA
Delivered home care speech, language, voice, cognitive and swallow evaluations and treatment to homebound patients throughout Marin county.
Proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration based on functional status and patient centered goals.
Assessed vital signs, address environmental hazards and reconcile medications at every visit to ensure patient safety within the home setting and address the need for further medical attention or patient/family/caregiver education.
Participated in weekly meetings and ongoing email/phone communication swith with other care providers (physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, office management) to ensure centered approach and quality patient care.
Consistently exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, and the medical team.
Completed OASIS documentation as appropriate upon agency discharge.
Speech Language Pathologist, Advanced Clinician, 11/2013 to 01/2015 Spaulding Hospital North Shore – Salem, MA
Evaluated and treated medically complex adults with swallowing, speech, language, voice, and cognitive disorders in acute care, ICU, CSU, long term acute care and transitional care units.
Conducted modified barium swallow studies for inpatient and outpatient populations.
Performed and analyzed FEES with the LTAC population after attending a 2 day Susan Langmore FEES course and completing a department wide competency with training.
Provided assessment and treatment for patients with tracheostomy/ventilator dependence, including standard and inline suctioning and Passy-Muir valve assessment and placement.
Utilized the JFK Coma Recovery Scale in collaboration with the inpatient team to provide improved assessment and treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness.
Speech Language Pathologist II, 06/2006 to 06/2013 Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center – Vallejo, CA
Assessed, diagnosed and treated language, cognitive-linguistic, speech and swallowing disorders on the inpatient rehabilitation unit with a focus on stroke, brain injury, and spinal cord injuries.
Identified and properly documented patient focused goals, evaluated progress and reevaluated prior to discharge.
Counseled patients and their caretakers and families during therapy sessions and in family conferences; developed individualized home exercise programs for patients upon discharge.
Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to communicate findings and progress, establish interdisciplinary team goals and execute patient centered community outings.
Provided staff inservices upon completion of continuing education courses.
Advanced from CFY to Speech Therapist I in 2007 and to Speech Therapist II in 2010.
Identified and problem solved issues with transition to electronic medical records for online documentation.
Mentored and supervised graduate speech therapy interns.
Master of Science: Communicative Disorders, 2006 San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Science: Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, 2001 Northeastern University - Boston, MA GPA: Cum Laude
Licenses Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) ASHA #12112530