Avid Healthcare Services
  • Home Health Therapists
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Per Visit
  • Contract

Speech Therapist- HH

 

Location: Sacramento, CA 

  

Job Description: This job is limited to Speech Therapists working in the patients' place of residence.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. Shift availability depends on client needs. Applicant must be flexible with reliable transportation, and ability to travel if necessary. 

 

Essential Responsibilities May Include But Are Not Limited To:  

  • 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 

  • Licensure to practice Speech Therapy by the State of California  
  • Current CPR/BLS Certification 
  • Proficiency in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) 
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain an NPI prior to the employment start date 

 

Additional Requirements: 

  • Ability to pass background check/drug screen 
  • Current Neg. PPD or Chest X-Ray 
  • Current physical 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

 

Scheduled Weekly Hours: Varies 

Shift: AM/PM/NOC 

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

Job Schedule: On-Call/Per-Diem 

Job Type: Home Health 

Employee Status: Contract 

Job Category: Speech Therapy 

Department: Home Health 

 

 

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