The Speech Therapist is responsible and accountable for providing Quality / No Harm, Customer Experience, and Stewardship. Examines and provides remedial services for speech and language disorders. Devices vocal exercises and teaches proper breath control to improve speech. Performing interdisciplinary case management and providing appropriate age-specific therapy services.
Performs complete assessment/evaluation including, but not limited to, home safety, pain, nutrition, fall risk and DME needs.
Develops/Implements a Plan of Care based on assessment findings and Physician order.
Assists with the orientation process of new associates and staff education on an as needed basis
Complies with State and Federal regulations, JCAHO standards reference delivery of Home Care Services.
Evaluates patient outcomes, communicates progress, and changes in condition to physician.
Supervises the Home Health Aide no greater than every 14 days.
Supervises the Occupational Therapy Assistant and ensures competency annually.
Documents alterations in the Plan of Care with Treatment Orders sent for signature to MD on the day the change occurs and progress towards goals.
Ensures appropriate utilization of visits and services for care ordered as noted through proper documentation completed within 2 days of the visit.
Graduate of an approved school of Speech Language Pathology with a Master's Degree preferred.
Minimum of 1-year acute care experience with adult neurological population.
Home Care experience preferred
Criminal History Screening to include Level II Fingerprints
Current Florida Drivers License, automobile insurance and reliable transportation.
Must hold current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Completion Card prior to start date and maintain.
Current licensure in the State of Florida as an Speech Therapist.
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