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Care of Excellence Home Health, LLC
751 US Highway 287 North, Suite #104
Mansfield, Texas 76063

P: (817) 842-4263
F: (817) 842-4264

E: info@careofexcellencehomehealth.com

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POSITION TITLE: Speech Pathologist/Therapist

SUPERVISOR TITLE: Director of Professional Services

PERSONNEL SUPERVISED: None

POSITION SUMMARY:
Directs, supervises, evaluates and provides speech therapy services to patients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Masters prepared with current license by the state and certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum two years experience in speech pathology in acute care setting required. Home health experience preferred.

LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to read and comprehend medical/social instructions, correspondence and memos. Ability to write effective medical/social notes in accordance with legal regulations. Ability to effectively present information in one-to-one and small group situations to patients, family members, staff and physicians.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to read 12 point or larger type. Must be able to hear and speak in a manner understood by most people. Must be able to stoop and bend. Must be able to travel to prospective patient residences. Must be able to lift, turn and transfer patients weighing up to 200 pounds.

TASK MANAGEMENT:
Must be able to make decisions based upon educational preparation that reflects consistency with agency philosophy, policies and procedures. This may be a high stress position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Because the majority of work in this position takes place in the patient home, there are multiple variables.

EXPOSURE RISK CATEGORY:
Category 2 - may anticipate occasional exposure to blood/body fluids.

MUST RELATE WELL TO ADULT AND GERIATRIC AGE GROUPS.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Current state drivers license, current auto liability, current CPR, current TB testing, current state professional license, ability to arrive for work punctually.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists physician in evaluation of the patient's speech and language abilities, defects and assets to determine appropriate therapy

Plans and provides rehabilitative services for speech and language disorders.

Records type of treatment and patient's reaction to it, reports progress and/or regression to physician. Maintains a high level of response on patient satisfaction survey reports.

Maintains adequate records on all patients assigned in accordance with agency policy

Utilizes community resources and agency personnel appropriately

Selects and administers diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and materials

Instructs and counsels other health team personnel, patient and family members in methods to assist patient in improving, correcting and accepting his/her disabilities.

Attends appropriate inservices, workshops, seminars and meetings as required by agency and licensing bodies.

Documents each visit made and submits notes in appropriate time frame as established by agency policy.

Completes discharge summary in appropriate time frame and submits according to agency policy

Maintains confidentiality of patient, employee and company business

Complies with agency policies and procedures

Complies with agency HR policies

Performs other related duties as requested or required.

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Professionals

Our team of healthcare professionals includes Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Medical Social Workers and Home Health Aides.

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All Care of Excellence Home Health Agencies are licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and are certified by Medicare.

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