Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) administers speech therapy to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor. Speech therapy services are furnished only by or under the supervision of a qualified speech pathologist or audiologist.
1. A person who has a masters or doctoral degree in Speech Language Pathology, and is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist by the state where they furnish services, or
2. A person who has successfully completed 350 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum (or be in the process of completing), at least nine months of supervised full-time SLP experience, and has successfully completed a national approved examination.
3. Currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
4. Two (2) years experience, preferred.
1. Improves or maximizes the communication of the patient.
2. Returns the individual to optimum and productive living within the patients capabilities.
3. Periodically participates with all other home care personnel in patient care planning.
4. Provides full range Speech Language Pathology Services as ordered by physician.
5. Directs and supervises personnel, as assigned.
6. Takes initial history and makes initial evaluation.
7. Performs all skilled procedures.
8. Consults with physicians regarding change of treatment.
9. Writes reports to physicians regarding patients progress.
10. Instructs patients and family members in home programs.
11. Periodically presents an inservice to the Agencys staff members.
12. An initial evaluation, including plan of treatment and goals, must be completed and submitted to the physician for approval. A recertification by physician every 60 days is necessary if further treatment is to be continued. A progress note is written each visit. A reevaluation is written when expected duration of treatment is reached. A summary is written upon patients discharge.
13. A supervisory visit is made every fourteen days on each patient seen by a home health aide as assigned.
14. Assists the physician in evaluating level of function.
15. Helps develop the plan of care and revises as necessary.
16. Prepares clinical and progress notes.
17. Advises and consults with the family and other Agency personnel.
18. Participates in inservice programs.
19. Completes and submits OASIS assessments, reassessments, transfers, resumptions of care, discharges and significant change in condition in accordance with Agency defined time frames.
20. Appropriately utilizes ICD-10 codes.
21. Participates in QAPI activities as assigned.
Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes.
1. Supervised by: Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor
2. Workers Supervised: Home Health Aide as assigned
Ability to perform the following tasks if necessary:
- Ability to participate in physical activity.
- Ability to work for extended period of time while standing and being involved in physical activity.
- Moderate lifting.
- Ability to do extensive bending, lifting and standing on a regular basis.
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