To provide service to patients who have speech and language problems, as ordered by the primary medical doctor. To supervise the newly graduate Speech language pathologist.
· Assesses patient’s speech and language abilities and deficits
· Prepares an initial assessment of the patient’s condition and perform periodic reassessments.
· Develops a plan of care in accordance with the authorized practitioner’s plan of treatment for therapy services and according to agency policies.
o The plan of care must include the type of services rendered, an estimated duration of treatment, the frequency of visits with clearly defined, measurable short and long term goals.
· Provides rehabilitative services for speech and language disorders to meet established treatment goals.
· Selects and use appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and materials.
· Documents type of treatment and patient’s response on designated clinical progress notes.
· Prepares 60- day summaries of service and discharges summaries on appropriate forms.
· Participates in the review, revision and implementation of patient care policies and procedures, relating to speech-language pathology.
· Instructs other health care personnel, the patient and other care takers in methods to assist patient in home therapy programs to improve, correct, and/or accept the patient’s disability.
· Participates in the development and periodic revision of the plan of care forms established for the patient.
· Collaborates with other health care team members on as ongoing basis to ensure continuous coordination.
· Participates in inter-disciplinary and case conferences, staff meetings and in service programs as required.
· Demonstrates sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding suspected violation of corporate compliance regulations.
· Reports all suspected violations to supervisor, Compliance Officer or Compliance Hotline.
· Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
· A license and current registration to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in New York State.
· Certification of clinical competence in speech pathology granted by American Speech language and Hearing Association
· A master degree is required
· One full year of supervised institutional and one year home care experience is preferred.
· Meets state health status requirements.