AccentCare is a national post-acute healthcare provider with 45 years of industry experience. We thrive on providing patient-centric care and a warm and personalized experience within our local communities.
Your Success is our Success. We strive to provide our new employees with a structured on-boarding process to help you become assimilated quickly, and cutting-edge tools to make your daily work easier and more efficient. We offer extensive training and a wide-array of opportunities for continued education and promotional opportunities.
Position: Speech Language Pathologist
Reports to: Executive Director
As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will:
Perform patient evaluations in accordance with agency policy and procedure. Selects appropriate diagnostic material to assess all aspects of patient care.
Inform the physician of the results of the assessment and recommended clinical interventions and receives approval from physician prior to initiating care
Develop and document appropriate treatment plans for patients including selecting appropriate intervention approaches, strategies, materials and establishing treatment priorities.
Provide an organized and efficient patient treatment which includes advising, educating and counseling the patient.
Present pertinent patient information to physicians and keeps team members informed of patient status and treatment plan.
Provide appropriate treatment to patients according to patient needs and within the parameters set by the agency and payer.
Determine appropriate goals, which are objective and measurable in nature in collaboration with team members and patients
Meet agency productivity standards and uses work hours efficiently.
Seek and accept assistance from team members in treatment planning and intervention.
Complete assessment, and submit daily progress notes, discharge summaries and other required forms in a timely manner to prevent interruptions in patient care.
Maintain patient documents that allow other therapists or assistants to effectively treat the patient.
Attend and participate in agency meetings and committees as assigned.
Communicate the benefits of therapy effectively to patient and family.
Appropriately negotiate the patient participation in treatment, treatment times and treatment plan.
Monitor patient response to therapy. Communicate concerns promptly to physician and/or supervisor.
Document clearly patient/family ability to perform home exercise program.
Utilize and direct support staff (assistants and CHHAs, CNAs) appropriately and in accordance with agency and regulatory guidelines.
Schedule/follow the schedule for patient according to proper procedure and informs appropriate persons of scheduling changes.
Use equipment and supplies in a proper and safe manner and notify supervisor of equipment maintenance issues and/or need for supplies.
Return equipment and supplies following treatment.
Promote professional growth by attending, presenting formal and informal educational experiences, in-services, conferences and seminars and/or reviewing professional literature.
Monitor and complete required written co-signatures for assistants and support staff on an on-going basis.
Communicate patient treatment plans, changes in physician's orders and advancement of patient treatment techniques effectively to assistants and support staff.
Follow-up and respond to memos, requests and voice mail in a timely manner.
Participate in the student clinical education program and functions as clinical resource for students.
Promote agency programs and activities within and outside of the agency.
Adapt to environmental changes and is able to apply change to a growth, learning and development opportunity.
Demonstrate a willingness to take on projects and other assignments.
Maintain and meet agency and professional standards and practices according to the requirements of the accrediting and licensing agents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Maintain compliance with Medicare regulations and completes functional re-assessments at the appropriate time points.
Maintain effective communication with patients, caregivers, referral sources, as well as field and office staff.
Comply with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited to those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct, HIPAA, and Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA).
Participate in required orientation, Compliance and HIPAA training programs.
Report concerns and suspected incidences of non- compliance using the 4-Step Reporting Process.
Cooperate with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.
Participates, as requested, in process improvement responsibilities.
Requirements of Qualified Candidates:
Graduation from a Master's program in Speech Pathology
Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Current State licensure or completing a Required Professional Experience (RPE)
Ability to function independently, to work effectively with and relate to patient's family, personnel and outside agencies
One year of experience required as a Speech Pathologist
Must possess and maintain valid CPR certification while employed in a clinical role
Sufficient endurance to perform tasks over long periods of work hours.
Ability to travel to all business locations.