Speech Therapy Assistant

Company: Acadia-Healthcare ( Learn More )

General Information
US-AR-Blytheville
N/A
Not Specified
Full-Time
Not Specified
Not Specified
False
False
Job Description
  • The SLPA may not develop treatment plans for patients.
  •  
  • Conducts speech therapy services, as appropriate. The number and length of these sessions will be determined by a licensed SLP in accordance with Ascent and Medicaid’s therapy guidelines.
  •  
  • For every service billed, the SLPA will provide progress notes in the appropriate format which contains all information as required by company policy, CHMS and/or RSPMI guidelines, and/or other applicable regulations. The SLPA will keep detailed records of all work with all patients he/she serves. All billing and required supporting documentation must be done in compliance with company standards.
  • The productivity expectation of a SLPA is defined as delivering all of the prescribed therapy units on your caseload. Expectations are that a therapist will spend approximately 6 ½ hours (26 units) out of an 8 hour day providing direct care to patients. Productivity will be assessed as part of the employee’s performance evaluation.
  • Participates in supervision with a SLP in accordance with the Arkansas Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology .
  •  
  • Ensures that Credible visits are completed for each patient served on a daily basis.
  •  
  • Assists with completion of other documentation related to speech therapy, as appropriate.
  •  
  • Refers patients for additional clinical services, as needed.
  •  
  • Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, transition conferences, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as indicated.
  •  
  • Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.
  • Maintains familiarity with health and safety guidelines, including universal precautions and daily operating procedures, as implemented by the clinic nurse.
  •  
  • Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to supervisor or clinic nurse.
  •  
  • Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure.
  • Provides supervisor/HR with renewed registration number.
  •  
  • Is familiar with the company’s policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including CHMS, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.
  •  
  • Displays concern for the rights of patients and families served by the clinic.
  •  
  • May perform other related and non-related duties, as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.
  • Job Requirements