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Job Title: Speech Pathologist Home Care

Company: Good Samaritan Hospital

City/State: Middletown, NY

Category: Home Health

Department: HH Intermittent General

Position: Full Time

Hours: M,TU,W,TH,F 8-4

Shift: Day

Req #: 8470

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Speech Pathologist is responsible for assessing, planning and providing direct care to evaluate patient’s needs and provide instruction to individuals and families for speech therapy. The Speech Pathologist treats disorders of speech, voice, swallowing and language to patients at their home or place of residence.

Responsibilities:

Provides individualized skilled Speech Therapy services to patients in their home or place of residence.. Screens all referrals for appropriateness of services. Obtains a health history utilizing patient, caregiver and others. Completes an assessment of the patient including documenting the physical, social, psychosocial and environmental needs of the patient. Demonstrates understanding of patient discharge planning. Develops a therapeutic care plan and goals based upon patient’s needs and potential, the physician’s referral. Coordinates this plan with other services. Involves the patient and caregiver actively in goal setting. Provides ongoing assessment of patient, and revises therapeutic plan of care as indicated by changes in the patient’s status. Participates in intra and inter-agency patient centered conferences, team conferences, and joint visits with CHN’s. Demonstrates proper teaching techniques in the development and implementation of individualized age specific teaching plan, and seeks assistance as needed. Educates and supervises patient, caregiver and ancillary staff to enhance knowledge and skills needed to appropriately carry out assigned tasks, and serves as a resource and provides support to staff. Participates in providing clinical experience for selected nursing and allied health students in coordination with their instructors. Interprets program services and policies to general public and other health services, providers and recipients of Home Care. Determines the need for follow-up by other personnel and patient activity supportive to the therapy treatment. Establishes and maintains a cooperative, effective working relationship with the staff, MD’s Case Managers and other hospital personnel, outside vendors, agencies and the community at large. Participates in aggregate data collection and analysis, and PI activities. Accurately completes admission paperwork within 7 days according to hospital and department guidelines. Implements appropriate therapeutic exercise program for speech therapy exercises. Accurately completes all documentation in a timely manner.

Qualifications / Requirements:

Experience:

One (1) year experience as a registered Speech-Language Pathologist preferred

Education:

Master’s degree in speech therapy from an accredited program Licenses / Certifications: Current registration/license to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in New York State

Other:

Comprehensive knowledge of Medicare and state guidelines. The individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials.