Job: Home Health Speech Therapist PRN - multiple locations

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Posted: 07/13/2017

Job Status: On Call

Job Reference #: 1236

Job Description

Home Health Speech Therapist PRN - multiple locations

  • Location: CO, Thornton
  • Schedule: Per Diem
  • Department: 174 - IHH Medicare Cert
  • Facility: PINN - InnovAge Home Health - Thornton
  • Date published: 13-Jul-2017
Job Description

Job Summary

The Speech Therapist provides clinical speech therapy evaluation and treatment for program participants on an acute, restorative and/or maintenance level per InnovAge policies and other regulatory guidelines.

Essential Functions and Work Responsibilities

Functional Category: Client Care

Estimated Percent of time Spent 100%

Participates in in-service programs and presents in-service programs as assigned.

Participates with all other health care personnel in patient care planning.

Completes initial history and evaluation visit, notifies physician of patient needs and submits plan of care and orders for physician approval.

Performs all skilled Speech Language Pathology services as ordered by physician.

Consults with physicians regarding change in treatment.

Writes reports to physicians regarding patient's progress.

Instructs patients and family/significant others in home programs.

Attends all staff meetings and patient care conferences as scheduled.

Completes a discharge summary upon completion of therapy services.

Instruction to patient/family in home program with documentation in medical record notes.

Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient related information.

Prepares and submits patient evaluations, clinical and progress notes in a timely manner as outlined in Agency policy.

Immediately reports to Director of Clinical Services/ Supervisor any patient incidents/ variances or complaints.

Participates in peer review and QM activities as requested.

Participates in utilization review of medical records as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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

Requirements

Education

Required

Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited college/university

Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation

Required

Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Work Experience and Qualifications

Required

A minimum of one year experience working with the frail or elderly is required.

A minimum of two years of health care experience in nursing home and/or the home health industry

Knowledge of the scopes or practices of Speech/Language Pathology as it relates to geriatrics.

Preferred

Two (2) years experience

Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required

Computer Skills

Must be computer proficient and possess experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Must be able to quickly learn specific software and new applications.

Mathematical/Financial Skills

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions

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