Avid Healthcare Services
  • Home Health Staffing
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Per Deim

Speech Therapist- HH

 

Location: Sacramento, CA

 

Description:

In accordance with agency policy and state/federal regulations, provides independent, age-appropriate speech therapy evaluation and treatment to patients in their place of residence. Teaches patient/family and caregivers preventative and rehabilitative procedures. Develops and coordinates the plan of care and provides case management. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction.
  • Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals. Provides instruction and education to patient, family and caregivers.
  • Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need to modifying goals and treatment.
  • Initiates discharge planning for speech therapy. Implements the plan of care through direct treatment of patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
  • Discharges patient from speech therapy when the patient has received a maximum benefit from speech therapy in accordance with federal (Medicare), state and/or other regulatory guidelines. In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of speech therapy patient management.
  • Evaluates need for interdisciplinary referrals to RN, PT, OT, MSW and HH Aide.
  • In accordance with agency policy, provides accurate, timely documentation of speech therapy patient management.

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

Experience

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in speech therapy.

 

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited speech therapy curriculum with a master's degree.

 

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current License to practice as a Speech Therapist in California
  • Current BLS
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain an NPI prior to the employment start date.

Additional Requirements:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to differentiate emergent versus non-emergent patient care status.
  • Ability to look at patient holistically, not just body part or functional ability.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an automated clinical information system preferred.
  • Computer literate preferred.
  • Knowledge of Medicare conditions of participation and OASIS preferred.

 

Scheduled Weekly Hours: Vary

Shift: Vary

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Working Hours Start: Per Diem or Contract

Working Hours End: Per Diem or Contract

Job Schedule: Per Diem or Contract

Job Type: Home Health

Employee Status: Per Diem or Contract

Job Level: Home Health

Job Category: Rehab Services

Specialty: Speech Therapy

Department: Home Health

 

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