EncompassCare provides therapy in our patients' homes that produces measurable outcomes through therapy interventions to truly make a difference in someone's life. We treat each individual on the basis of his/her personal goals, medical conditions, and environment to create a personalized care plan to meet the needs of our patients.
Provides speech therapy services to patients in a home health environment by assessing patient needs and generating treatment programs with established goals.
This is a PRN position with variable hours.
EncompassCare believes each employee makes a significant contribution to the quality of life of our residents and the success of the organization. Employee contributions are not limited by assigned job responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline essential functions, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee to the responsibilities identified. It is EncompassCare's expectation that each individual will be flexible in offering their services to ensure the highest quality care to our residents.
Because EncompassCare exists to care for our residents, regular attendance and punctuality are essential to provide quality care.
Commitment to EncompassCare mission and values.
Must be in good physical condition as the position requires the ability to stand on one's feet throughout the day, as well as, push, pull, move and/or lift repetitively a minimum of 10 pounds up to greater than 50 pounds occasionally.
Must be able to complete performance requirements independently while using good judgment as well as have the ability to harmoniously work with others.
Leadership ability to take action and achieve results through others.
Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.
Ensures a safe environment and utilizes tools and equipment in a safe manner complying with all infection control, universal precautions, and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
Reports all hazardous conditions including incidents, injuries, and equipment to supervisor/appropriate personnel immediately.
Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.
Adheres to all policies of the company, including job description, certification requirements, mission statement, HIPAA, confidentiality standards, and patient rights.
Adapts to changes in responsibilities in a positive manner, is receptive to new ways of completing tasks, and is flexible in carrying out assignments.
Communicates effectively and professionally while maintaining patient confidentiality when corresponding with patients, patients' family, and other healthcare professionals.
Performs and conducts work responsibilities and interactions in an honest, ethical, and cooperative manner using effective judgment and decision making.
Knowledge of all Agency regulatory standards including policies, procedures, and proper Home Health bag technique
Evaluates patients to assess patient needs, conducts assessments necessary for creation of patients individual Plan of Care
Plans and implements individualized treatment program by identifying short and long term goals and methods to achieve identified goals
Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, families and other health care team members
Assists with the development of appropriate Home Exercise Program to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their own environment
Documents results of individual patient's assessments, treatments and termination of services
Adapts/modifies patient's individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of the patient
Reviews the quality and appropriateness of the visits delivered for effectiveness and efficiency
Provides treatment in accordance with established standards of practice
Consistently demonstrates sound judgement in evaluation, planning and implementation of patient therapy programs
Demonstrates flexibility in visit scheduling and patient assignments
Documents measureable objective data related to patient's function as well as the ability to accurately assess patient's response to treatment
Communicates in a positive, clear, professional manner with patients, families and other healthcare team members, especially when providing education
Attention to detail with the ability to work independently
Attends and participates in scheduled training, education classes and meetings as required
Responds timely to patients, family members and other healthcare team members
Collaborates with other team members to meet the ongoing needs of the patients
Ability to adjust and adapt to changing situations/environments
Maintains a clean, safe work environment, including proper care of Company provided equipment
Follows EncompassCare policies and procedures regarding timeliness of documentation, submission of payroll and prescheduling of patient visits