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Speech Therapist - SLP - Home Health

companyCare First Home Health Care
locationLas Vegas, NV, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Description:

We are looking for a reliable and compassionate Speech language pathologist (SLP) for home health to join our team.

Coverage Areas: Las Vegas and surrounding area

Why Care First Home Health Care?

Join our team at Care First Home Health Care be a part of a company that strives to provide the best care for our patients while building a team of dedicated employees. If you want a company that appreciates your skills, compassion, and heart, then Care First Home Health Care is the place for you! We take pride in not only providing excellent care to our patients but also creating a positive team environment with employee support.

We provide

· Competitive Pay

· Team Events

· Recruitment Incentive Program

· Continuing Education Training

· Employee Recognition Programs

· Family Team Environment

-Milage Reimbursement

General Summary: Provide coordinated care to clients of all age groups. Plans, implements and evaluates client care plans to restore or maintain patient well-being. Provides therapeutic techniques for the rehabilitation of clients with speech, language, hearing, oral motor, swallowing and cognitive disorders. Provides intervention to deficits and elicits responses.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients of all ages in a clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in all populations.

Essential Functions:

Perform clinical assessments; identifies patient needs and appropriateness of client.

The document prepare/revises and completes a Plan of Care (POC), progress notes, phone orders, and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis.

Analyze client needs and administer appropriate care as ordered by the physician.

Apply concepts of infection control and universal precaution in coordination/performing client cares activities to protect both client and staff (OSHA).

Communicate effectively with clients, their families, team members, and other health care professionals. Regularly participates in case conferences.

Monitor assigned cases to ensure compliance with the requirements of third-party payers.

Complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner to assure compliance with company policy.

Demonstrate commitment and professional growth by participating in in-service programs and maintaining/improving competency.

Meet mandatory continuing education requirements of the Agency/licensing board.

This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed regularly and continuously. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Supervises: None

Requirements:

Experience:

  • Two (2) years experience as an SLP in a clinical care setting.
  • Preferred Home health experience.

Skills:

  • SLP skills as defined as generally accepted standards of practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrates proven decision-making skills.
  • Must read, write and comprehend English.

Education:

  • Master’s degree or doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensure/Certification:
  • Current driver’s license in good standing. The employee is responsible for renewing their driver’s license before it expires to continue employment.
  • Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance.
  • Current State professional license that is in good standing to practice as an SLP in any/all applicable states.
  • Current CPR certificate.

On-going employment as an SLP requires the maintenance of a valid SLP license in the state which the therapist practices in and a valid CPR certificate at all times. It is the responsibility of the employee to renew these both before they expire in order to continue employment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged standing/walking is required.
  • The ability to lift/transfer up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and patient needs, make quick decisions, and allocate resources under stressful conditions.
  • Meet patient/family individualized psychosocial needs.
  • Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Works in clients’ homes in various conditions.
  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens, bodily fluids, and infectious diseases.
  • Some exposure to unpleasant weather; PRN emergency call.
  • Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule.

Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation and auto liability insurance
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