- The Per Diem Speech Pathologist directs, supervises, evaluates, and provides speech pathology services to clients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician. The Speech Pathologist functions under the direction of the Supervisor of Rehabilitative Services and cooperates with the primary care nurse in the coordination of care for the client.
- Graduate of a speech pathology program with a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology.
- Certificate of Clinical Competence from the ASHA.
- Licensed in the State.
- Have at least three (3) years of clinical experience in speech pathology, which meets the qualifications of a Speech Pathology Supervisor.
- Comprehensive evaluation of the client’s level of function and participation in development of the total client care plan.
- Identification of client and family needs for other home health services and referral for same when needed.
- Participation in case management conferences.
- Instruction of client, family, and other agency health care personnel involved in the client’s treatment regime when indicated, including proper and safe use of equipment and assistive devices.
- Supervision of homemaker / home health aides when such personnel are participating in the client’s regime.
- Participates in discharge planning.
- Participates in in-service programs.
- Prepares clinical and progress notes.
- Acts as a consultant to other agency personnel.
- Maintains compliance with all agency policies and procedures
- Visual / hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written and verbal communication.
- Ability to verbalize so that the average person can understand.
- Good physical stamina.
- Physical agility to perform required tasks.
- Regular exposure to client elements with some general office.