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  • Speech Language Pathologist - Home Health

    Posted Date 5 months ago(5/30/2018 2:18 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4256
    Company
    Grane Home Health - Altoona
    Location
    US-PA-Altoona
    Category
    Rehab Therapy
    Type
    Casual/PRN
    Education Level
    License
    Experience Needed
    1-3 years
    Salary Info
    Based on Experience
  • Overview

    Speech Language Pathologist - Grane Home Health Altoona

     

     

    Grane Home Health Care, one of the leading providers of innovative, versatile home health care, seeks an experienced Speech Language Therapist to assess, diagnose and treat the agency’s elderly in-home patients. This role is critical to the success of Grane’s patients, and will be responsible for aiding and preventing disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing and fluency.

     

     

    At Grane Home Health Care, our mission to provide rehabilitative care to patients so that they may independently function at the highest level they can achieve. With each patient interaction, we strive to become the leading provider of Home Health Care and Hospice Care, offering patients, families, and caregivers high satisfaction through strong clinical outcomes and our innovative approach tied to the center’s core values: devotion, honesty, dignity, and respect.

    Responsibilities

    The core of the Speech Language Therapist role is to devise and implement personalized home health plans that meet the unique needs of each client, while complying with all federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines and Grane policies/procedures. Day-to-day responsibilities include:

    • Evaluating speech therapy needs of patients in their homes, and preparing comprehensive care plans in partnership with physicians and other care professionals
    • Maintaining a weekly schedule of patient visits based upon individualized care needs, then initiating diagnostic, preventative and rehabilitative procedures, as appropriate
    • Evaluating and initiating care plan/therapy revisions based on patient progress and new/emergent needs
    • Assisting physicians in assessing patients’ functional levels by apply appropriate tests for speech, hearing and language disorders
    • Observing and reporting patient changes, and aiding in relevant care plan changes
    • Aiding in the development of discharge plans, and working with families and caregivers on continued care plans
    • Making external referrals, as needed
    • Performing additional case management responsibilities, as needed
    • Keeping up-to-date on industry standards and best practices, to ensure the best possible care is provided to all patients

    Qualifications

    Due to the nature of Grane’s clientele, compassion, flexibility and patience are essential to success in this role. An ability to work independently, successfully troubleshoot and manage a variety of diverse responsibilities are also critical.

     

    Candidates must have a master’s degree in speech pathology is required, as is a current state license to practice speech therapy. Additionally, candidates should be eligible for certification by the American Speech and Hearing Association, be CPR certified and have 1-3 years’ experience as a speech language therapist in a home care setting. McKesson software experience is preferred, and a valid driver’s license is required.

     

     

     

     

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