Provides consistently high quality care to patients in accordance with the plan of care and Agency policies by assessing and treating speech disorders, linguistic disorders, communication disorders, developmental delay, voice disorders, oral-motor functioning, auditory and visual perception, and cognition. Uses appropriate case management skills. Prepares clinical and progress notes. Advises and consults with the family, physician, and other agency personnel. Participates in in-service program maintaining and enhancing therapy skills on an ongoing basis. Communicates regularly with other disciplines involved in care
Procedures which may be required of the speech therapist include but are not limited to any combination of the following: aural rehabilitation, feeding therapy, speech/language stimulation, and teaching of articulation, respiration, and swallowing.
Provides to Agency accurate and timely documentation of care by meeting paperwork deadlines consistently and by charting accurately and legibly.
Effectively manages a caseload according to the productivity standard established. Regularly communicates with scheduler regarding caseload status. Assures continuity of care by seeing patients regularly and following Agency protocols for transferring visits to other caregivers when necessary.
Provide initial and ongoing assessments to identify the client's level of functioning and ability to communicate, including OASIS assessments at appropriate time points.
Developing the plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care team members.
7. Evaluating effectiveness and outcomes of care and discharging planning.
Education Requirements: Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited college or university. An active Colorado ST license and current CPR certification is required. Vital stim certification preferred.
Experience: One year experience in speech and language pathology required, with two years of SNF, hospital or inpatient rehab preferable. Home health experience also preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of home care principles.
Thorough understanding of speech rehabilitation practices
Can read and interpret physicians' orders and notes from other caregivers, as well as respond to them, verbally and in writing.
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