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Speech Language Pathologist

Company: AccentCare
Location: Fall River
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Job Description:

AccentCare? is a national post-acute healthcare provider with 45 years of industry experience. We thrive on providing patient-centric care and a warm and personalized experience within our local communities.? Your Success is our Success. We strive to provide our new employees with a structured on-boarding process to help you become assimilated quickly, and cutting-edge tools to make your daily work easier and more efficient. We offer extensive training and a wide-array of opportunities for continued education and promotional opportunities. Position:?Speech Language Pathologist Reports to:?Executive DirectorJob Description/Requirements:???? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will:

  • Perform patient evaluations in accordance with agency policy and procedure. Selects appropriate diagnostic material to assess all aspects of patient care.
  • Inform the physician of the results of the assessment and recommended clinical interventions and receives approval from physician prior to initiating care
  • Develop and document appropriate treatment plans for patients including selecting appropriate intervention approaches, strategies, materials and establishing treatment priorities.
  • Provide an organized and efficient patient treatment which includes advising, educating and counseling the patient.
  • Present pertinent patient information to physicians and keeps team members informed of patient status and treatment plan.
  • Provide appropriate treatment to patients according to patient needs and within the parameters set by the agency and payer.
  • Determine appropriate goals, which are objective and measurable in nature in collaboration with team members and patients
  • Meet agency productivity standards and uses work hours efficiently.
  • Seek and accept assistance from team members in treatment planning and intervention.
  • Complete assessment, and submit daily progress notes, discharge summaries and other required forms in a timely manner to prevent interruptions in patient care.
  • Maintain patient documents that allow other therapists or assistants to effectively treat the patient.
  • Attend and participate in agency meetings and committees as assigned.
  • Communicate the benefits of therapy effectively to patient and family.
  • Appropriately negotiate the patient participation in treatment, treatment times and treatment plan.
  • Monitor patient response to therapy. Communicate concerns promptly to physician and/or supervisor.
  • Document clearly patient/family ability to perform home exercise program.
  • Utilize and direct support staff (assistants and CHHAs, CNAs) appropriately and in accordance with agency and regulatory guidelines.
  • Schedule/follow the schedule for patient according to proper procedure and informs appropriate persons of scheduling changes.
  • Use equipment and supplies in a proper and safe manner and notify supervisor of equipment maintenance issues and/or need for supplies.
  • Return equipment and supplies following treatment.
  • Promote professional growth by attending, presenting formal and informal educational experiences, in-services, conferences and seminars and/or reviewing professional literature.
  • Monitor and complete required written co-signatures for assistants and support staff on an on-going basis.
  • Communicate patient treatment plans, changes in physician?s orders and advancement of patient treatment techniques effectively to assistants and support staff.
  • Follow-up and respond to memos, requests and voice mail in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the student clinical education program and functions as clinical resource for students.
  • Promote agency programs and activities within and outside of the agency.
  • Adapt to environmental changes and is able to apply change to a growth, learning and development opportunity.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on projects and other assignments.
  • Maintain and meet agency and professional standards and practices according to the requirements of the accrediting and licensing agents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Maintain compliance with Medicare regulations and completes functional re-assessments at the appropriate time points.
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, caregivers, referral sources, as well as field and office staff.
  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited to those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, HIPAA, and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA).
  • Participate in required orientation, Compliance and HIPAA training programs.
  • Report concerns and suspected incidences of non- compliance using the 4-Step Reporting Process.
  • Cooperate with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.
  • Participates, as requested, in process improvement responsibilities.Requirements of Qualified Candidates:
    • Graduation from a Master?s program in Speech Pathology
    • Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
    • Current State licensure or completing a Required Professional Experience (RPE)
    • Ability to function independently, to work effectively with and relate to patient?s family, personnel and outside agencies
    • One year of experience required as a Speech Pathologist
    • Must possess and maintain valid CPR certification while employed in a clinical role
    • Sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of work hours.
    • Ability to travel to all business locations.

Keywords: AccentCare, Fall River , Speech Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Fall River, Massachusetts

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