Speech Pathologist, Home Health, PRN

Company: Northwest Home Health ( Learn More )

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Job Description Unique Opportunity for a Speech Language Pathologist with a Home Health Leader -
Become A Senior Advocate! 

Northwest Home Health is an exciting joint venture with Almost Family, a leading provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. Our Senior Advocacy Mission raises the bar with programs designed to achieve better outcomes for our patients. For over 30 years, we have developed a culture that fosters innovation, clinical excellence, and integrity.

Summary: Evaluation, direction, and provision of speech-pathology services to clients in the home in accordance with agency policies and procedures, applicable health care standards, and governmental laws and regulations. Responsibilities:• Conducts appropriate evaluations, assesses home environment (as appropriate), identifies equipment needs relative to speech/language function. Identifies functional speech defects and establishes a plan of care to improve patient's function.
• Administers speech therapy program utilizing specialized therapeutic technique and/or equipment.
• Confers with referring physician and other organization personnel to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care contributes to the total plan of care.
• As appropriate, participates in case conferences, in-services and other meetings required ensuring coordinated and comprehensive care.
• Prepares and submits notes per organization policy.
• Maintains clinical competency in speech language pathology practice and theory.
• Instructs patient, family/caregiver and other Agency and Organization health care personnel in the patient's treatment regime as indicated. Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other services and refers as appropriate.
• May supervise home health aide in procedures directly related to the speech–language therapy plan of care.
• Should be good steward of all agency financial resources, including but not limited to arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services needed.
• Performs duties in accordance of and under the direction/supervision as defined by the Agency's organizational chart.
• Follows agency policies and procedures. Maintains confidentiality of patients and agency information.
• Participates in appropriate team conferences, staff meetings, in-service and committees with physicians and agency staff to ensure continuity of care.
• Completes and submits all documentation, including clinical and progress notes in a timely manner according to agency policy.
• Attends in-service and education as required.
• Adheres to Federal/ State guidelines rules regulations, statutes and law.
• Follows the Code of Conduct policy.
• Complies with corporate and departmental policies and procedures.  Requirements:
•Possesses a master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology (SLP), and who meets state and Federal guidelines and either of the following requirements:
oIs licensed as a speech language pathologist by the State in which the individual furnishes such service; or other criteria defined in Education section.
•Current CPR certification.
•Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
•Active/current agency health requirements.
•Must complete required department competencies to validate and maintain competency.

Education: Possesses a master's or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology (SLP), and who meets either of the following requirements:oIf the State does not license speech-language pathologists:
1.Must successfully completed 350 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum (or is in the process of accumulating such supervised clinical experience);
2.Performed not less than 9 months of supervised full-time SLP services after obtaining a master's or
doctoral degree in SLP or a related field; and
3.Successfully completed an approved national examination in SLPExperience: Minimum one (1) year of clinical experience in hospital setting – medical/surgical, community/home health or skilled nursing experience preferred. Management experience not required; but responsible for supervising home health aides.

If you have a passion for seniors, a special place awaits you on our Senior Advocacy Team!

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