Home Care Speech Language Pathologist

Location
Abilene, TX
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11/14/2017
Closes
12/14/2017
Specialty
Home Health
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
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  We may not have an open position currently - but you are welcome to submit your application for Home Care Speech Language Pathologist and be considered for future open opportunities.

General Summary: Provide coordinated care to clients of all age groups. Plans, implements and evaluates client care plans to restore or maintain patient well-being. Provides therapeutic techniques for the rehabilitation of clients with speech, language, hearing, oral motor, swallowing and cognitive disorders. Provides intervention to deficits and elicits responses.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients of all ages in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in all populations.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform clinical assessments; identifies patient needs and appropriateness of client.
  • Document, prepare/revises and completes a Plan of Care (POC), progress notes, phone orders, and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis.
  • Analyze client needs and administer appropriate care as ordered by physician.
  • Apply concepts of infection control and universal precaution in coordination/performing client cares activities to protect both client and staff (OSHA).
  • Provides effective communication to clients, their families, team members, and other health care professionals.
  • Monitors assigned cases to ensure compliance with requirements of third party payers.
  • Completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with company policy.
  • Demonstrates commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.
  • Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board.
  • Promote the company philosophy and administrative policies.
  • This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    Supervises: None

    Experience: Two (2) years experience as a SLP in a clinical care setting. Home health experience preferred.

    Education: Master’s degree or doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited college or university.

    Licensure/Certification:

  • Current license that is in good standing to practice as an SLP in any/all applicable states.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • Current driver’s license in good standing.
  • On-going employment as an SLP requires maintenance of a valid SLP license in the state which the therapist practices in and a valid CPR certificate at all times. It is the responsibility of the employee to renew these both before they expire in order to continue employment.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing/walking required.
  • The ability to lift/transfer up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and patient needs, make quick decisions and allocate resources under stressful conditions.
  • Meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs.
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
  • Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Works in client’s home in various conditions.
  • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
  • Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule.
  • Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance
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