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Speech Language Pathologist

OSS Health
Job Description
A clinically competent, speech-language pathologist who delivers care to patients in their place of residence in accordance with the patient’s individualized plan of care through the process of data collection, planning, implementation and evaluation. The speech therapist works effectively and interacts with the patients, caregivers, and other members of the health care team while maintaining quality care in accordance with accepted standards of practice.

Requirements and Responsibilities:
Education:
  1.  Must possess a master’s degree from an accredited program in Speech-Language Pathology.
Experience:
  1. One year of supervised professional experience in providing Speech-Language Pathology services.
  2. Meets the education and experience requirements for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification:
  1. Must possess current license as a Speech Language Pathologist from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or made application for same.
  2. Must possess valid driver’s license.
  3.  Must have the use of an automobile in good working condition and automobile insurance.
  4. Satisfactory criminal background check.
  5. Maintains current CPR certification.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Conducts appropriate evaluative procedures, assesses patient’s home environment as appropriate, and identifies patient’s equipment needs relative to speech/language function.
2. Identify functional speech defects, establish goals to improve patient’s speech function and participate in the development of the team care plan.
3. Administer speech therapy program utilizing specialized therapeutic techniques and and/or equipment in accordance with the plan of care.
4. Recommend communication devices/aids as indicated.
5. Confer with the attending physician, home health team members and patient and/or family/caregivers to promote coordinated and comprehensive care.
6. Participate in meetings, in-services and other related activities as needed.
7. Prepare and submit clinical and progress notes in a timely manner and in accordance with OSS Health At Home, state and federal guidelines and regulations.
8. Maintain clinical competency in speech language pathology practice and theory.
9. Instruct patient and/or family/caregiver and other team members in the patient’s treatment regime as indicated.
10. Perform other duties as required to facilitate the delivery of speech language pathology services and swallowing assistive services.
11. Meet or exceed delivery of OSS Health At Home service standards in a consistent fashion.
12. Comply with local, state and federal laws, Medicare regulations and
established OSS Health At Home company policies and procedures.
13. Interact with all staff in a positive manner, supporting the OSS Health At Home Mission.
14. Conduct all business activities in a professional and ethical manner and adheres to OSS Health At Home’s Code of Conduct.
15. Must maintain a professional attitude and demeanor and be able to communicate effectively and relate courteously and cooperatively with patients, caregivers, colleagues, supervisor, co-workers and all others.
16. Must be able to demonstrate optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to work constructively with other health care team members and reflect concern for the well-being of patients and others.
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