Speech Language Pathologist

Reporting directly to the Director of Rehab, this compassionate, licensed and technically savvy individual delivers the best possible service by providing therapeutic techniques for the rehabilitation of patients with speech, language, hearing, oral motor, swallowing and cognitive disorders. Also provides coordinated care to patients of all age groups and plans, implements and evaluates patient care plans to restore or maintain patient well-being and collaborates with interdisciplinary and patient care teams.

Position Functions
· Perform clinical assessment to identify patient needs and appropriateness of patient
· Document, prepare/revise and complete a Plan of Care (POC), progress notes, phone orders and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis
· Utilize evidence-based pathways to optimize care
· Analyze patient needs and administer appropriate care as ordered by physician
· Performs and oversees other team members, when applicable, in the performance of patient care that is consistent with patients needs and desires
· Applies concepts of infection control and universal precautions in coordinating/performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease
· Accepts clinical assignments that are consistent with education and competence to care for patients
· Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills; facilitates the use of these skill by other team members to achieve desirable outcomes
· Meets mandatory continuing education requirements of the agency/licensing board
· Provides appropriate plan, treatment and evaluation for speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders with appropriate tests and measurements. Maintain pertinent records of specific tests performed and progress made
· Educate patient and family concerning patient deficits, ways to facilitate communication and appropriate discharge plans through family members

Soft Skill Requirements
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to use discretion concerning sensitive information and adhere to HIPAA.Caring and compassionate attitudeAbility to work on own initiative within clearly defined parameters. Ability to carry out designated tasks including reporting outcome of actions taken. Good organizational and time-management skills.
Education and Experience
· Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, all required licenses and certifications
· 2+ years of experience in home health care industry
· Knowledge and experience of relevant software applications for communicating with field staff
· Proficient in spelling, punctuation, grammar and other English language skills