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Clinical Consultant- SNF Clinical Quality and Support

Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Overview Position Title: Clinical Consultant- SNF Clinical Quality and Support Reports To: Director of Clinical Quality and Development FLSA Status: Exempt Direct Reports: Yes Department: EmpowerMe Rehabilitation Position Summary: As the Clinical Consultant, reporting directly to the Director of Clinical Quality and Development, you will be responsible for the support of newly onboarded therapists and clinical staff on organization-wide initiatives and quality assurance programs in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations. This role also supports each team in optimizing each resident---s well-being through clinical education, regulatory compliance, and clinical practices within each location. Responsibilities Provides support in the implementation of clinical programs and evidenced based practices that meet the needs of patient and residents in a variety of settings. Assists operations leadershipith clinical training and ongoing support of newly hired clinicians at new clinic sites, existing clinical sites, and transitional clinic sites. Works to provide staff with the necessary resources and guidance to make orientation process as smooth and efficient as possible. Provides feedback and education to each clinician following completed clinical record reviews on quality and compliance of documentation and billing practices Monitors Clinical Support help desk and provides education in alignment with best practices and the organization---s mission. Identifies the unique needs at new, existing, and transitioning clinic sites and provides necessary support to meet these needs. Assists in the implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures within each community, including during acquisitions and the opening of new communities Demonstrates competence in regulatory compliance and provides regular education to newly hired clinical staff and operations leadership so that that each community maintains compliance with all regulatory agencies Regularly reviews, audits and conducts analysis of clinical services data to identify areas for opportunity and adherence to current clinical policies and procedures. Creates, refines, and implements clinical pathways to improve clinical quality Provides feedback and education to operations team based on clinical services data and value-based outcome measures. Assists in the continued education on new and updated policies and procedures in Patient Care Manual, Regulatory Manual, Emergency Preparedness manual, as well as corresponding policies and procedures that are in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations Collaborates with operational and clinical team members to assist in implementation of strategic initiatives. Networks and creates relationships within the assisted living and long-term care industry Aligns his/herself with owners--- vision for service quality and value creation Other duties as assigned Qualifications Five (5) years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in a Skilled Nursing Facility with proven leadership and organizational skills Great analytical, communication and interpersonal skills are required along with the heart and passion to work with older adults while providing the best care possible Proven experience in training, developing and leading strong therapy teams Must have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, be flexible, work well with many interruptions, and to effectively balance multiple projects at one time Respect for the principles of resident rights, including privacy and confidentiality Education and/or Experience: A minimum of Five (5) years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist Applicable State licensure(s) Other Qualifications: Must possess strong knowledge of laws and restrictions regarding Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy practice, including applicable state practice acts Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations as they pertain to long-term care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation facilities Must exhibit and promote a high level of professionalism, customer service, curiosity, and friendliness in all interactions with employees, residents, and visitors throughout the organization Ability to travel overnight as needed with occasional excessive travel Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Electronic Health Records applications, and Internet browsers. Physical Demands: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I have carefully read and understand the contents of this position description. I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I understand that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, the employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the position or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by the employer. I understand that this position description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will employee. I have the right to terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, and the employer has a similar right.

Keywords: EMPOWERME, St. Louis , Clinical Consultant- SNF Clinical Quality and Support, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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