Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
JOB TITLE: Speech-Language Pathologist
To ensure the highest degree of quality care is maintained while providing therapy services to the patients in accordance with current federal, state, local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern the facility.
- Must hold a current and valid therapy license in the state employed.
- Position requires a degree that includes an internship from an approved Master’s program in Speech–Language Pathology, or as required by applicable law and/or regulation.
- Preferred that the candidate is able to meet the education and experience requirements for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech–Language Pathology, granted by the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA).
- A minimum of one (1) year's clinical experience in Speech–Language Pathology required.
- Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
- Required to possess and maintains 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.
- Must be capable of performing the job functions of this position with or without accommodations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Conducts appropriate evaluations, assesses home environment (as appropriate), and 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.
- Recommends communication devices/aids as indicated.
- Confers with referring physician and other organization personnel to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care contributes to the total plan of care.
- Participates in case conferences, in-services and other meetings required ensuring coordinated and comprehensive care, as appropriate.
- Prepares and submits notes per organization policy.
- Maintains clinical competency in speech language pathology practice and theory.
- Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other services and refers as appropriate.
- Instructs patient, family/caregiver and other Comfort Care Home Health personnel in the patient’s treatment regime as indicated.
- May supervise home health aide in procedures directly related to the speech–language therapy plan of care.
- Adhere to all of the company’s policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.