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Homecare Speech Therapist

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary 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. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training Master#s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. # Experience 1 year clinical experience. # License/Certification/Registration 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 discharge. Communicates with supervisor as scheduled and needed regarding issues related to the delivery of rehab services and individual patient care. 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 accreditation regulations. 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 affiliations. 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 related activities.

  • Job Summary
  • 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.

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Education/Training
  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

  • Experience
  • 1 year clinical experience.

  • License/Certification/Registration
  • 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 discharge.

  • Communicates with supervisor as scheduled and needed regarding issues related to the delivery of rehab services and individual patient care.

  • 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 accreditation regulations.

  • 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 affiliations.

  • 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 related activities.

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Arlington , Homecare Speech Therapist, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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