Speech Language Pathologist-PRN

Aging True

The Part-time SLP evaluates, plans, and administers comprehensive speech therapy modalities/regimens as prescribed by a physician to patients with speech, voice, language, cognitive-communicative and oral-pharyngeal swallowing disorders in their place of residence for the purpose of improving and/or restoring speech and/or swallowing functions.

Qualifications Include:

  • Master’s Level Graduate in the area of Speech Therapy or Speech Language Pathology from an accredited university of college.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American speech Language and Hearing Association.
  • Current valid state Speech Therapy license
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Speech Therapist
  • Current CPR card and Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results
  • Valid state driver’s license and reliable automobile with proof of current automobile insurance
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages an asset
  • Must successfully complete all pre-hire screenings including a Level II background and drug screen.

General responsibilities of the SLP include:

  • Performs accurate and comprehensive initial and ongoing speech, language and swallowing assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders
  • Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary
  • Provides skilled physical therapy modalities within the therapy scope of practice
  • Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures
  • Participates in case conferences to discuss multidisciplinary team responsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, to assure patient care needs are met.
  • Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences
  • Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs
  • Knowledgeable of federal, state regulations and Agency’s policies and procedures regarding patient care
  • Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team members of any changes in the patient’s condition and the need to modify the plan of care
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times
  • May assume other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Business hours may vary dependent on client needs. Weekends and Holidays rotate.
  • Must be able to lift 25 to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently in client home settings and requires the use of personal vehicle for business travel.

Anyone with these skills that is interested in a challenging and highly rewarding work experience where every day provides an opportunity for growth is encouraged to submit a resume to homehealthjobs@agingtrue.org with the job code SLP500 in  the title of the email.