Under the administrative direction and supervision of Management provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and/or interventions and oversees the speech therapy program for participants. Integrates speech therapy treatment plan into the plan or care to maximize benefits for participants.
- Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology curriculum with a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology
- Licensed in the State of Florida as a Speech Pathologist
- Knowledge of principles and practices of speech pathology
- One year experience working with the elderly required
- Valid driver's license and automobile insurance in the State of Florida.
- Reliable transportation to meet visit schedule.
- Ability to use equipment with visual and auditory mechanisms
- Ability to effectively communicate in English
- Flexible schedule to meet the needs of participants
- Ability to physically access any home i.e. navigate stairs and narrow spaces, tolerate heat and lack of air conditioning, in any area Company serves
- Ability to manage stress.
- Ability to perform the essential functions and physical requirements (including, but not limited to: lifting participants and/or equipment, bending, pushing/pulling, kneeling) of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position.
Responsibilities of all employees:
- Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
- Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
- Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
- Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
- Maintain the confidentiality of participants, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
- Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
- Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
- Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
- Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
- Advance electronic media skills.
- Support Company research and educational activities.
- Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
- Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
- Provides speech therapy evaluation, treatment, and interventions to program participants.
- Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant's condition and functional status and establishes measurable goals and a treatment plan.
- Provides training, guidance, and supervision to program staff and participants/family members regarding therapy.
- Responsible for providing and recommending therapeutic exercises.
- Practices Speech Therapy consistent with American Speech and Hearing Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
- Participates actively in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) by providing clinical expertise in team planning, problem solving, and processes.
- Fulfills all administrative requirements, including but not limited to collaboration with Physical and Occupational Therapists and attendance at team and staff meetings.
- Develop treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
- Record and sign treatments in participant's medical record, record, sign, and date "Progress Notes".
- Review assessments and discharge participants when appropriate.
- Performs other job duties as assigned.