Speech Therapist - Home Health (PRN)

Company: SunCrest Home Health ( Learn More )

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Unique Opportunity for a Qualified Speech Therapist with a Leader in Home Healthcare....
            It's all about helping people achieve more!
SunCrest Home Health is a proud member of Almost Family, a leading provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services.  Our Senior Advocacy Mission raises the bar with programs designed to achieve better outcomes for our patients.  For over 30 years, we have developed a culture that fosters innovation, clinical excellence, and integrity.
Why consider choosing a career with us?  Because we are committed to helping you achieve your goals.  As a member of our Senior Advocacy Care Team, we are confident you will achieve more for your career with industry-leading specialty programs that enhance care and promote better outcomes for patients.  You will enjoy the support of a progressive group along with great benefits, competitive pay, and flexible schedule options to fit your lifestyle.  If a long tradition of world-class caring is important to you, consider joining our team.  You'll feel right at home. 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Speech Language Pathologist/Speech Therapist applies principles, methods, and procedures for the evaluation of the patient related to development and disorders of speech, voice, verbal, and written language, communications, as well as swallowing problems. The Speech Therapist must also establish and implement a plan of care to address the issues identified from their assessment.


1. Performs speech therapy assessment (initial and ongoing) per company policy and establishes appropriate frequency of visits and services for patients based on these assessments. Assesses the patient's communication, oral-motor integrity, cognitive status, memory and problem solving activities, hearing and speech fluency and quality.

2. Develops intervention goals per the plan of care. Provides input to the Clinical Manager and/or Branch Director and other professional staff members involved in the case regarding identified changes in client condition or identified needs.

3. Maintains excellent assessment skills and clinical knowledge and expertise.

4. Performs treatments and procedures according to company policy and speech therapy practice standards.

5. Notifies the physician and branch management of significant changes in patient status and obtains change orders as necessary.

6. Assumes responsibility for ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of patient.

7. Develops and evaluates the Plan of Care in partnership with patient, representative, and caregiver.

8. Communicates with all physicians involved in Plan of Care and other health care practitioners related to the current Plan of Care.

9. Completes visit notes thoroughly with emphasis on documenting skilled services provided and homebound status documentation, including patient's response to treatment, and any instructions given to the patient. Progress toward established goals must be documented on appropriate forms and submitted within 48 hours.

10. Maintains established productivity standards on a regular basis.

11. Assists in orientation for new employees as assigned.

12. Participates in case conferences to promote coordination of care.

13. Educates family patient and family members on appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities.

14. Exhibits strong documentation skills and assures that client documentation is in compliant with branch and regulatory policy.

15. Participates in data collection for Quality Improvement by reporting complaints, making pertinent suggestions to improve efficiency, customer service, customer satisfaction and/or cost containment. Participates in the QAPI program.

16. Follows organizational policies and procedures regarding infection control, disposal of hazardous waste and use of protective devices as evidenced by documentation and the absence of related incident reports.

17. Supports the principles of the Corporate Compliance Program, attend orientation and in-service updates.

18. All other duties as assigned.


1. Must have a Master's or Doctoral Degree in Speech Language Pathology.

2. Must be licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in the state(s) of practice, or in state(s) that do not license Speech Language Pathologists, has successfully completed 350 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum.

3. Has performed not less than nine (9) months of supervised full time SLP services after obtaining a masters or doctoral degree in SLP or related field, and has successfully completed a national examination in SLP approved by the secretary.

4. Home care experience preferred.

5. Must have exceptional customer service skills and be able to communicate well with referral sources, patients, family members, and branch employees.

6. Must have/maintain a valid driver's license and auto liability insurance.

7. Possess the ability to transfer, maneuver and lift incapacitated patients in the home with or without reasonable accommodation.

8. Must be flexible with work schedule.

If you have a passion for seniors, a special place awaits you on our Senior Advocacy Team!

                        YOU'LL FEEL RIGHT AT HOME!

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