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Speech Language Pathologist / SLP Home Health

Company: Ascension at Home - Together with Compassus
Location: Little Chute
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Home Health Speech Language Pathologist - PPV is responsible for modeling the 3 Company values of Compassion, Integrity, and Excellence, and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the company, among all departments, and all external stakeholders. The Home Health Speech Language Pathologist - PPV is responsible for providing service to clients who have speech and language complications. The Home Therapy Program is provided under the direction of the attending physician by the Speech Language Pathologist with participation by the family, nurse or other responsible person, as necessary.

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development of speech therapy plans of care for patients whose direct care needs have been determined after consultation with referring physician.
  • Makes visits to the patients for assessment and evaluation and communicates with the physician before start of care and as needed and completes appropriate OASIS assessments.
  • Provides education and instruction to team members, patients & families.
  • Documents care and submits paperwork in an accurate and timely manner to update and maintain the medical records.
  • May participate in agency quality improvement programs.
  • Ensures the growth and profitability of the company through the responsible use of company resources and educating the community to our services.
  • Accepts the policies & procedures of the agency and the rules and regulations of State and Federal regulatory agencies and other certified agencies in providing care.
  • Willingly accepts direction from Director of Clinical Services
  • Meets or exceeds established productivity standards.
  • Confers as needed with attending physician or other agency personnel regarding patient's condition and records information timely in patient's EMR.
  • Provides speech/language pathology services in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care, recommending mechanisms which focus on alternative methods of communication, speech and swallowing exercises.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings to coordinate the care of the patients and family, exchange information and problem solve & receive staff support and education.
  • Participates in agency quality improvement programs when requested.
  • Accepts assignments when deemed appropriate.
  • Evaluates outcomes of treatment plan and plans discharge as appropriate.
  • Supervises home health aide as appropriate.
  • Ensures that all care is provided with respect for patient rights.
  • Reports all grievances and complaints made by patients or families to the appropriate persons.
  • Reports all allegations of patient abuse and/or misappropriation of patient property.
  • Follows standard precautions and infection control procedure.
  • Reports all accidents and incidents observed.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Observes safety needs of the patients.
  • Educates staff in psychosocial aspects, as needed.
  • Attends in-services and meetings as required.
  • Collaborates with service provider furnishing contract services to the patient as needed.
  • Participates in developing and updating policies and procedures as requested.
  • Maintains confidentiality of necessary information.
  • Thinks and acts calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job.
  • Maintains proper documentation for billing.
  • Manages time efficiently and effectively.
  • Interfaces with patients, families, and staff to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, families, and other health care providers.
  • Maintains clinical competency by assuming responsibility for acquiring knowledge and experience to meet learning needs.
  • Creates positive image between co-workers.
  • Provides role modeling to teamwork, accountability, and a positive attitude.
  • Instills confidence in staff members and builds self-esteem through acceptance and recognition of employees.
  • Demonstrates and encourages appropriate problem solving methods.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Education and/or Experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology required.
    • Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology preferred.
    • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a home health setting required.

      • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.
      • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, colleagues, investors, and external parties. Strong written and verbal communications.
      • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English. Articulates and embraces hospice philosophy.

        Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
        • Active and unencumbered Speech Language Pathologist license in state(s) of employment required.

          Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The colleague frequently is required to stand, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The colleague is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The colleague must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. There will be possible exposure to infectious diseases through working with clinical caregivers. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

          At Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Pillars of Success. We are committed to creating a fair work environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, highly valued, and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

          Estimated salary range $99699.60 - $112162.05/ year. Actual salary will vary by geographic location and experience.

Keywords: Ascension at Home - Together with Compassus, Appleton , Speech Language Pathologist / SLP Home Health, Healthcare , Little Chute, Wisconsin

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