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Speech Language Pathologist, SLP, Home Health

Company: Focus Health (San Jose)
Location: Hayward
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:

(Choice Home Health, Focus Health, San Diego Home Health Care)

Be an Integral Part of our Exciting Growth and Dynamic Team!

Who are we?

Click the link below to hear directly from our leadership:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-fHTrw9DKA

Elevate Home Health's culture did not just manifest itself out of thin air, as we have a clear mission and values. These values are branded into all of the company's internal communications. Our leaders are visible and accessible with an "open door" policy and support employee growth, feedback, and ideas so that each employee feels valued and heard.

Elevate Home Health is a division of Covenant Care. Our unique focus on our patient-centered care, evidenced-based medicine and technology-forward approach, empowers our patients to achieve their optimal level of independence. We are a home health service provider enhancing the continuity of care for the patients we serve. Our multidisciplinary services are a holistic approach to our service delivery in the comfort of the patient's home - the place where patients want to be but often need your help to stay there independently. Our mission is help them achieve that goal - is that your mission too?

We know you have a choice. At Elevate Home Heath, our ratings are higher than the national average, leading to improved patient outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and fewer visits to the hospital. Patient-centered and compassionate care is at the core of everything we do.

Who are we Seeking?

You truly want to make a difference in the lives of your patients and their families. The Home Health field is growing now more than ever, and you want to be on the cutting edge of healthcare. You are a clinician who enjoys independence and autonomy and appreciates technology that allows you to focus on patient care. You want to treat one patient at a time. You want a work-life balance with flexible scheduling. You have the compassion to create rewarding patient relationships.

What Will you be Tasked With?

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles and practices of speech pathology and provides speech therapy services in accordance with standards of care for speech language pathology and the Health Care Provider's orders.
Performs an initial assessment and evaluation of patient's speech and language and reports evaluation findings to the Health Care Provider and clinical manager promptly, and assists in establishing a plan of care.
Plan for coordinated service for patients by consulting and working with other health care team members effectively and communicating schedules as assigned.
Observes, records and reports to Health Care Provider the patient's treatment, response and progress and promptly reports significant changes and obtains orders to revise plan of care, and documents accordingly.
Documents initial evaluation and treatment plan and re-evaluations of patient's progress at least every thirty (30) days and updates plan of care as necessary. Completes comprehensive assessments and OASES data, as indicated on a timely basis.
Counsels and teaches patients and their caregivers regarding patients' speech and language disturbances and provides support and educational materials to promote progress.
Demonstrates activities and exercises to the patient, caregiver or nurse who may assist the patient and provides written instructions as indicated to promote effective compliance.
Informs the clinical manager of any unusual occurrences, accidents, or adverse effects of medical devices and documents accordingly.
Completes clear concise and accurate clinical notes, which document skilled services appropriately, and submits all requested documentations on a timely basis (24hr).
Assists in referring patients to speech clinics and other community agencies as needed.
May supervise CHHA in procedures directly related to the speech-language therapy plan of care.
Recommends and assists patients to obtain needed DME, communication devices, safety modifications, etc. and refers to social services as indicated in accordance with the Health Care Provider's plan of care.
Participates in orientation, case conferences, in-services and staff meetings as requested.
Provides individual and group staff education programs, to prepare nurses and other disciplines to identify and assist patients with their speech, language, swallowing, and communication problems, as necessary.
Uses proper infection prevention and control procedures, universal precautions and safety measures.
Serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee and participates in quality performance/improvement activities as assigned.
Adheres to agency's policies and procedures.
Provides and documents services in accordance with applicable State, Federal, Medicare, Medi-cal regulations and standards and third party payer guidelines.

Environmental Conditions and Physical Requirements

Driving or riding in a motor vehicle, standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, and stretching.

Minimum Requirements:
Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology
Active Speech Language Pathology license (CCCs)
Ability to practice speech therapy unencumbered within state and federal guidelines
At least one year of experience working as a Speech Language Pathologist (no CFYs)
Must have vehicle, current driver's license and appropriate automobile insurance.
Ability to make home visits and provide speech therapy evaluations and treatments in the home environment complete documentation effectively and submit in a timely manner.
Preferred Requirements:
Home health experience
Home Care Home Base documentation experience

Essential qualities and attributes:

Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team attitude
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Keywords: Focus Health (San Jose), Hayward , Speech Language Pathologist, SLP, Home Health, Healthcare , Hayward, California

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