The Speech Therapist/Pathologist (SLP) provides speech program assessment, evaluation, direction and care to patients in their home as prescribed by the attending physician.
Conducts appropriate evaluations, assesses home environment (as appropriate), and identifies equipment needs relative to speech/language function.
Assists the physician in evaluating level of function.
Provides treatment as ordered by the attending physician or dentist.
Assists in developing and updating the plan of treatment or Plan of Care (POC).
Identifies functional speech defects and establishes a plan of care to improve patient’s function.
Administers speech therapy program utilizing specialized therapeutic technique and/or equipment.
Observes, records, and reports information on the patient’s condition to the attending physician, case manager, and in the patient’s health record.
Completes, maintains, and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patients/clients condition and care given in accordance with LORIAN policies and procedures.
Teaches other health personnel when appropriate.
Participates in in-service education programs and clinical meetings.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control polices and protocols.
Maintains confidential patient records in accordance with privacy and security standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other applicable state laws.
Is licensed in the state of California.
Has a master’s or doctoral degree in speech–Language Pathology.
One (1) year clinical experience in Speech–Language Pathology.
Possesses and maintains current CPR certification. (BLS required).
Possess and maintains a valid driver’s license.
Possess and maintains an automobile that is insured in accordance with LORIAN requirements.
Ability to read and follow written instructions and document care given in the patients’ electronic medical record.
Ability to work with adults (18 years and older), demonstrating tact and patience.
Is self-directing and has the ability to work with little direct supervision.
Is flexible and cooperative in fulfilling the role obligations.
Is able to present a pre-employment physical which states they are free from health conditions which would interfere with the employee’s ability to perform assigned duties, is free from signs or symptoms of infectious disease and is signed by the person who performed the assessment. A similar physical is required annually thereafter.
Is able to pass a pre-employment Protein Purified Derivative (PPD) tuberculin skin test and annually thereafter. If unable to pass PPD testing or have history of positive PPD testing, a Chest X-ray will be required of a new employee and every five (5) year thereafter.
Subject to driving, sitting, standing frequently.
Maybe exposed to viruses, diseases, infections, or unhealthy environments within the patients’ home.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.
Additional Salary Information: DOE
Internal Number: L6112
About Lorian Health
Lorian Health sets the highest quality standards for home-health services in existence today. Foremost of these, is our belief in equanimity in regard to the treatment of all our patients.
Regardless of economic, ethnic or religious background, we are committed to fulfilling the home-health needs of all members of the community. Whatever the need, age, illness or disability, we take pride in providing quality care to those who require assistance at home. Our commitment is to treat each patient with compassion and respect, while remaining cost effective and accessible to all.
Lorian Health is committed to fostering a socially responsible environment within our organization and community and is determined to provide the highest caliber of health care for our patients and their families.