Speech Therapist Home Care
Company: Medstar Research Institute
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Home Care ST - VA
2000 N 15th St. Suite 404
Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Provides evaluation and speech language pathology treatment in
accordance with agency standards, the laws and regulations
governing the provision of speech language pathology services in
the State of Maryland, District of Columbia or Virginia and other
regulatory requirements. This position will cover Northern Fairfax
County; Assist in DC based on census and agency need.
Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
1 year clinical experience.
License to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the State of
Maryland or Virginia, or Certificate of Competency by ASHA
(American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) if working in the
District of Columbia Maryland, or any combination as required based
on work location(s). CPR certification required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Good clinical skills. Verbal and written communication skills.
Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Arranges for the provision of specialized assessments that can not
be conducted in the home environment (e.g., audiological testing,
videofluroscopy studies), and plans adequately for discharge
including referrals to appropriate community resources (e.g.,
outpatient therapy, day care) able to meet the client needs after
Communicates with supervisor as scheduled and needed regarding
issues related to the delivery of rehab services and individual
Contributes to the achievement of established goals and objectives
and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards,
and safety standards. Completes annual Code of Conduct, Compliance
and other mandatory training. Complies with governmental and
Maintains effective working relationships with other departments
and participates in multidisciplinary quality and service
improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and
represents the department and agency in community outreach efforts.
Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and
skill through participation in educational programs and
Maintains ongoing communication with the patient's physician,
health care team, and other individuals (e.g. insurance case
managers, referring facility personnel) as needed regarding aspects
of care and patient's status.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides an assessment, in conjunction with the health care team,
of the patient's environment and recommending adaptive equipment
and/or home modifications that will maximize the patient's
functional abilities and safety. Assists in the attainment of those
items that are reimbursable as durable medical equipment.
Provides initial and periodic assessments to determine the
patient's habilitation/rehabilitation needs. Establishes an
effective speech language pathology/dysphasia treatment plan in
conjunction with the patient, their family/caregiver, the patient's
physician and other members of the health care team. Modifies the
treatment plan as needed. Evaluation includes interview,
observation, palpation, specialized assessments including but not
limited to dysphasia assessment, oral motor exam, and receptive/
expressive language assessment. Such assessments require the use of
tools (e.g., sphygmomanometer, stethoscope) and the possession of
sight and hearing senses or the use of prosthetics that will enable
these senses to function adequately.
Provides medical record entries according to agency standards,
professional guidelines, and regulatory requirements for the
reimbursement of speech language pathology services.
Provides patient and/or caregiver education regarding the
injury/disease process, functional limitations, and the purpose of
treatment interventions, in addition to, training in aspects of
care the patient/caregiver will need to manage after discharge.
Provides speech language pathology/dysphasia services in accordance
with the treatment plan, agency standards, and other professional
and regulatory guidelines. Performs procedures and modalities,
including but not limited to associative language exercises, oral
motor exercises, aural rehab, and thermal stimulation.
- Supervises home health aides in aspects of patient care and
Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Arlington , Speech Therapist Home Care, Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia
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