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The Speech Language Pathologist – Home Health is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the Program, between the Program and other Company departments, and between the Program and all external stakeholders. The Speech Language Pathologist – Home Health is responsible for providing service to clients who have speech and language problems. The Home Therapy Program is provided under the direction of the attending physician by the Speech Therapist with participation by the family, nurse or other responsible person, as necessary.
- Participates in the development of speech therapy plans of care for patients.
- Makes visits to the patients for assessment and evaluation and communicates with the physician before start of care and as needed and completes appropriate OASIS assessments.
- Provides education and instruction to team members, patients & families.
- Documents care and submits paperwork in an accurate and timely manner to update and maintain the medical records.
- May participate in agency quality improvement programs.
- Ensures the growth and profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources and educating the community to our services.
- Accepts other assignments deemed appropriate.
- Accepts the policies & procedures of the agency and the rules and regulations of State and Federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies in providing care.
- Willingly accepts direction from Clinical Service Director.
- Meets or exceeds established productivity standards.
- Provides speech/language pathology services in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care, recommending mechanisms which focus on alternative methods of communication, speech and swallowing exercises.
- Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate the care of the patients and family, exchange information and problem solve & receive staff support and education.
- Adheres to established Company policies.
- Participates in agency quality improvement programs when requested.
- Accepts assignments when deemed appropriate.
- Evaluates outcomes of treatment plan and plans discharge as appropriate.
- Supervises home health aide as appropriate.
- Ensures that all care is provided with respect for patient rights.
- Reports all grievances and complaints made by patients or families to the appropriate persons.
- Adheres to established personnel policies.
- Reports all allegations of patient abuse and/or misappropriation of patient property.
Safety and Sanitation
- Follows standard precautions and infection control procedure.
- Reports all accidents and incidents observed.
- Identifies and responds appropriately to emergency situations.
- Observes safety needs of the patients.
- Educates staff in psychosocial aspects, as needed.
- Attends in-services and meetings as required.
- Collaborates with service provider furnishing contract services to the patient as needed.
- Participates in developing and updating policies and procedures as requested.
- Maintains confidentiality of necessary information.
- Thinks and acts calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job.
- Maintains proper documentation for billing.
- Manages time efficiently and effectively.
- Interfaces with patients, families, and staff to ensure customer satisfaction.
- Communicates effectively with patients, families, and other health care providers.
Maintains clinical competency by assuming responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experience to meet learning needs.
- Creates positive image between co-workers.
- Provides role modeling to teamwork, accountability, and a positive attitude.
- Instills confidence in staff members and builds self-esteem through acceptance and recognition of employees.
- Demonstrates and encourages appropriate problem solving methods.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Strong oral and verbal and interpersonal communications are needed.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Education and/or Experience
Currently licensed in state of practice. Minimum one year experience in a home health setting.
Ability to successfully complete competency evaluation program. This includes a written and a skills evaluation. Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends. High integrity, including maintenance of confidential information such as patient records. Must be able to travel.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.
Other Skills and Abilities
Must be able to tend the geriatric and the terminally ill.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague 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 colleague is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The colleague is frequently required to walk. The colleague is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The colleague must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 50 or more pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases. Circumstances can be unpredictable and high stress. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Frequent driving is required.