04 Jun
PRN Speech Language Pathologist
Texas, Dallas / fort worth

Vacancy expired!


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The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluates and assesses the patient’s oral-motor, breathing, swallowing, voice fluency, speech and language skills. From this assessment, under the guidelines of a physician, the SLP treats the patient with a program developed specific to patient’s function, diagnosis, and potential in an attempt to restore the patient to a functional level.

Evaluate, treat, and provide discharge planning with team members for patients, specific to diagnosis in the areas of oral-motor, breathing, swallowing, voice fluency, speech and language skills, and coordinate with other team members.

Provide education and training to patients and family with HEP, safety training, and education specific to diagnosis.

Provide documentation of patient treatments, evaluations, and training to family/caregivers.

Maintain a level of professionalism at all times and report unethical situations to the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists or appropriate personnel.

Provide documentation of specific treatment/evaluation/progress according to established standards.

Observes safety precautions in all aspects of job responsibilities. Maintains a clean and hazard-free environment.

Participates in performance improvement activities.

Participate in all mandatory case conferences

Participate in staff development activities, which may include providing inservice training to other home health personnel; participate in inservice education programs. Required, licensed Speech Therapist or SLP in the state of practice
Required, possess knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid guidelines essential to Home Health Coverage
Required, demonstrate the ability to assess the interpretation and formulation of patient care plans to meet the needs appropriate to the age of the patients serviced by the Agency
Required, demonstrate proficiency in clinical documentation
Required, valid drivers license, and reliable transportation
Required, computer, internet access and email capabilities from home or other off-site location
Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Proficient in medical terminology, English, and spelling.
Ability to perform close contact evaluations for oral-motor/swallowing evaluations.
Good organizational and time management skills.
Good verbal and written skills.
Displays initiative and the ability to work independently.
Required, Masters Degree from an accredited school of speech-language pathology.
Training and Experience
One year experience as an SLP with preferably one year experience in the field of Home Health Speech Therapy
Physical Requirements
Work is performed in patient homes, the employee’s vehicle, and in an office environment.
Work requires continual mobility.
Frequently sits, stands, stoops, twists, turns, reaches, and grasps. Able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
Continually communicates in person and over telephone systems with patients, staff, and other health care professionals; this requires good hearing and speaking skills.
Close-up vision is frequently required.
Frequently exposed to the hazards of city driving and is often exposed to temperature extremes.
Sometimes exposed to potentially unsafe and unsanitary conditions in patient homes.
Frequently exposed to biohazards in performing patient care activities.
Frequently pushes and pulls a typical weight of one hundred (100) pounds; maximum push/pull weight is two hundred fifty (250) pounds.
Frequently lifts and carries a typical weight of ten (10) pounds; maximum lift/carry weight is fifty (50) pounds.

Vacancy expired!