Speech Therapist / Speech-Language Pathologist

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

  1. Conducts appropriate evaluations, assesses home environment (as appropriate), identifies equipment needs relative to speech/language function.
  2. Identifies functional speech defects and establishes a plan of care to improve patient’s function.
  3. Administers speech therapy program utilizing specialized therapeutic technique and/or equipment.
  4. Recommends communication devices/aids as indicated.
  5. Confers with referring physician and other Agency personnel to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care contributes to the total plan of care.
  6. As appropriate, participates in case conferences, in-services and other meetings required ensuring coordinated and comprehensive care.
  7. Prepares and submits notes per agency policy.
  8. Oasis assessment must be completed when required, within 48 hours
  9. Maintains clinical competency in speech language pathology practice and theory.
  10. Identifies patient/family/caregiver needs for other services and refers as appropriate.
  11. Instructs patient, family/caregiver and other Agency health care personnel in the patient’s treatment regime as indicated.
  12. May supervise home health aide in procedures directly related to the speech-language therapy plan of care.
  13. Participates in multi disciplinary patient case conferences and team meetings/in-service programs
  14. Performs other duties as required to facilitate the delivery of speech language pathology services.

Job Features

Job CategoryHome Health Aide, Home Health Nurse, LVN, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, RN, Speech Therapist

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