Speech Language Pathologist - Home Care - North County in West Palm Beach, FL at MorseLife Health System

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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Job Description

Express Your Inner Greatness Within a Great Place to Work!  

Where can you find the perfect combination of flexibility and stability, in a growing industry, and all being Medicare-Certified, with a valuable reputation of 30 years of quality experience in senior-focused health care? You just did. As a MorseLife Home Care Team Member, you’ll be front and center in our effort to bring quality, customer-focused care to patients across Palm Beach County.  

Teamwork. Passion. Impact. Leadership. Quality. Customer Focus. These are more than just our guiding attributes. They’re the values shared by each member of our team – and the principles behind our success as a 5-Star, Gold Seal, nationally recognized senior care provider. If these traits resemble you as a whole, you may be an excellent match for our most current opportunity: 

 


 

Speech Therapist - Home Care October 2017

 


 

In this role, you will be trusted to provide skilled therapy services, on an intermittent or as-needed basis to patients in their homes.

 

How to make an impact:

The Speech Therapist directs, supervises, evaluates and provides skilled speech therapy services on an intermittent basis to clients in their homes. These services are performed in accordance with the physician's order.

 

Primary function:

  • Assists in the admission of the client to the Agency by:
    • Initial and ongoing assessment s to determine level of functioning, including OASIS assessments at appropriate time points
    • Obtaining a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition.
    • Interpreting speech therapy and other services of the Agency to clients and families as a part of planning for care.
    • Assuring appropriateness of physician's orders and discussing necessary changes.
  • Assists in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary client care plan as it pertains to speech therapy.
  • Provides skilled speech pathology services as outlined below and after consultation with the physician;
    • Evaluating the client's level of functioning and hearing.
    • Developing the plan of treatment in consultation with the physician;
    • Providing speech therapy service in accordance with the plan of treatment;
    • Preparing clinical and progress notes;
  • Makes arrangements for out-patient services which cannot be given in the home.
  • 5 Participates in the development of periodic revision of the physician's plan of treatment keeping him/her informed of the patient's status, and obtaining additional orders if necessary.
  • Communicates with other team members and, when appropriate, instructs them in speech pathology techniques that they may use while working with the client.
  • Supervises the Home Health Aide every two weeks when Speech Therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the client's care.
  • Participates with staff, client, and physician in discharge activities and completes the Speech Therapy discharge summary within the designated framework of the Agency policies.

Job Requirements

 What you’ll bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from accredited program; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have at least 1 year Speech Therapy experience.
  • Must have at least 1 year experience in a Home Health setting.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Valid Florida SLP License and BLS CPR certification.

 

MorseLife is ideal for professionals looking to express their own Inner Greatness. Has your Inner Greatness yet to be noticed? Come join our team and we’ll help you make an impact and surpass even your own expectations!  

Apply now! 

MorseLife is an Equal Opportunity Employer.