A registered professional who provides therapeutic techniques for the rehabilitation of patients with speech, language, hearing, oral motor, swallowing and cognitive disorders. Provides coordinated care to patients of all age groups. Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans to restore or maintain patient well-being. Participates in the coordination of care.
- Performs ongoing clinical assessment, including OASIS assessments at appropriate time points to identify patient needs and determine level of functioning and appropriateness of patient for home care.
- Develops and evaluates the plan of care in partnership with the patient, representative (if any), and caregiver(s). Prepares and completes clinical notes, phone orders and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis and in a timely manner.
- Analyzes patient needs and provides appropriate care that is ordered by physician as indicated in the plan of care. Revises the POC based on evaluation and ongoing assessment data.
- Provides therapeutic treatments for speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders with appropriate tests and measurements. Provides services that are ordered by the physician as indicated in the plan of care.
- Applies concepts of infection control and universal precautions in coordinating or performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.
- Accepts clinical assignments that are consistent with education and competence to care for patients. Provides supervision and guidance to home health aides as appropriate.
- Communicates with all physicians involved in the plan of care and other health care practitioners (as appropriate) related to the current plan of care.
- Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills; facilitates the use of these skills by other team members to achieve desirable outcomes.
- Provides patient caregiver, and family counseling; provides patient and caregiver education.
- Meets mandatory continuing education requirements of the Agency or licensing board.
- Promotes the Agency philosophy and administrative policies.
- Demonstrates commitment, professional growth, and competency.
- Participates in the Agency’s QAPI program.
- Participates in Agency-sponsored in-service training.
Physical, Mental, Miscellaneous Demands
- Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, and standing. Prolonged standing and walking required.
- Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs and to meet patient and family individualized psychosocial needs.
- Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
- Must have and maintain valid Driver’s License, and proof of current valid auto liability insurance.
- Requires current CPR certificate, and the ability to maintain a current CPR certificate.
- Requires ability to use up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
- Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, records, reports, visual inspection involving small details. Although important, depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer.
- Requires ability to grasp, pull, push, carry or otherwise manipulate objects; ability to perform tasks requiring action of muscles or groups of muscles and foot and/or hand-eye coordination.
- Requires ability to communicate clearly and make self-understood effectively in face-to-face interactions; articulate with accuracy to communicate using phone.
- Requires ability to hear and receive verbal instructions correctly, answer phones, communicate professionally with people in situations with some background noise.
- Requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with frequent interruption; ability to focus attention on tasks for 10-20 minutes at a time on a continuous basis, 20-60 minutes on occasion.
- Requires ability to understand and relate to specific ideas one at a time and to the concepts behind specific ideas; ability to remember verbal and written tasks/assignments from a few hours to several day periods.
- Position requires sitting approximately 60% of time standing/stooping/bending/ climbing approximately 20% of time; and walking approximately 20% of time.
- Excellent computer software skills necessary to produce accurate documents and materials required.
- Requires ability to work effectively under minimal supervision; exercise excellent, sound professional judgment and maintain confidentiality.
Education: Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited college or university
Licensure: Current State License in Speech-Language Pathology or if licensure does not apply, meets the requirements listed in 42 CFR §484.115(n), current Driver’s License
Experience: One year experience in an acute care or rehabilitation setting, or home health preferred.
Skills: Therapy skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice. Good interpersonal skills. Proof of current CPR.
Transportation: Reliable transportation, current Driver’s License, and valid and current auto liability insurance.
Environmental /Working Conditions: Works in a health care facility or patients’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work a flexible schedule; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather.
We offer the following competitive benefits to support you, your family, and your furry family members too!
- Newly improved mileage reimbursement
- Newly improved benefits packages
- Pet Insurance Coverage
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays...plus 2 bonus floating holidays!
- Family Medical Leave
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 401k Plan with a Company Match
- Legal Aid
- Identify Theft Plan
- Perks and Discounts