Title

PRN Speech Language Pathologist 


Req Number THE-12-00025  

Division Attentive Home Health  

Location Fort Worth, TX  

Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  

Open Date 2/28/2012  

Description

The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluates and assesses the patient’s oral-motor, breathing, swallowing, voice fluency, speech and language skills.  From this assessment, under the guidelines of a physician, the SLP treats the patient with a program developed specific to patient’s function, diagnosis, and potential in an attempt to restore the patient to a functional level.

  • Evaluate, treat, and provide discharge planning with team members for patients, specific to diagnosis in the areas of oral-motor, breathing, swallowing, voice fluency, speech and language skills, and coordinate with other team members.
  • Provide education and training to patients and family with HEP, safety training, and education specific to diagnosis.
  • Provide documentation of patient treatments, evaluations, and training to family/caregivers.
  • Maintain a level of professionalism at all times and report unethical situations to the Board of Speech-Language Pathologists or appropriate personnel.
  • Provide documentation of specific treatment/evaluation/progress according to established standards.
  • Observes safety precautions in all aspects of job responsibilities. Maintains a clean and hazard-free environment.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Participate in all mandatory case conferences
  • Participate in staff development activities, which may include providing inservice training to other home health personnel; participate in inservice education programs. 
 

Position Requirements
  • Required, licensed Speech Therapist or SLP in the state of practice
  • Required, possess knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid guidelines essential to Home Health Coverage
  • Required, demonstrate the ability to assess the interpretation and formulation of patient care plans to meet the needs appropriate to the age of the patients serviced by the Agency
  • Required, demonstrate proficiency in clinical documentation
  • Required, valid drivers license, and reliable transportation
  • Required, computer, internet access and email capabilities from home or other off-site location
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence.
  • Proficient in medical terminology, English, and spelling.
  • Ability to perform close contact evaluations for oral-motor/swallowing evaluations.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Displays initiative and the ability to work independently.

Education

  • Required, Masters Degree from an accredited school of speech-language pathology.

Training and Experience

  • One year experience as an SLP with preferably one year experience in the field of Home Health Speech Therapy

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in patient homes, the employee’s vehicle, and in an office environment.
  • Work requires continual mobility.
  • Frequently sits, stands, stoops, twists, turns, reaches, and grasps.  Able to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Continually communicates in person and over telephone systems with patients, staff, and other health care professionals; this requires good hearing and speaking skills.
  • Close-up vision is frequently required.
  • Frequently exposed to the hazards of city driving and is often exposed to temperature extremes.
  • Sometimes exposed to potentially unsafe and unsanitary conditions in patient homes.
  • Frequently exposed to biohazards in performing patient care activities.
  • Frequently pushes and pulls a typical weight of one hundred (100) pounds; maximum push/pull weight is two hundred fifty (250) pounds.
  • Frequently lifts and carries a typical weight of ten (10) pounds; maximum lift/carry weight is fifty (50) pounds.
 

About the Organization CareCycle Solutions is a progressive company; we are changing the face of health care. Our leadership has an agenda that will continue to set us apart from our competition:

* We are the largest non-government telehealth program in the United States.
* We have validated studies that prove dramatic reduction in patient rehospitalization.
* We deliver a post acute answer to managing care transition.

With over 1000 employees throughout Texas and Louisiana dedicated to making a difference, our future is bright. The Triangle of Care concept is centered around our patients: Telehealth, Therapy and Nursing…always together, never apart.


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This position is currently accepting applications.



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