The speech-language pathologist contracted or employed through the Agency is responsible for providing speech therapy services in according with the physician’s orders and with agency policies.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities
- Conducts appropriate evaluations, assesses home environment (as appropriate), 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 Agency personnel to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care contributes to the total plan of care.
- As appropriate, participates in case conferences, in-services and other meetings required ensuring coordinated and comprehensive care.
- Prepares and submits notes per agency policy.
- Oasis assessment must be completed when required, within 48 hours
- Maintains clinical competency in speech language pathology practice and theory.
- Identifies patient/family/caregiver needs for other services and refers as appropriate.
- Instructs patient, family/caregiver and other Agency health care 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.
- Participates in multi disciplinary patient case conferences and team meetings/in-service programs
- Performs other duties as required to facilitate the delivery of speech language pathology services.
|Job Category||Home Health Aide, Home Health Nurse, LVN, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, RN, Speech Therapist|