Speech/Language Pathologist (St)

LHC Group Alexandria , LA 71303

Posted 2 months ago

Speech/Language Pathologist (ST)

Location : Facility Name Louisiana HomeCare of Alexandria Requisition ID 2020-80844 Location : Postal Code 71303-3977 Position Type PRN Work Schedule Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN) Location : City Alexandria Location : State/Province LA


Louisiana HomeCare Alexandria, a part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and home and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

Using discretion and independent judgment, the Speech/Language Pathologist provides age-appropriate services for adult to geriatric patients, including the following: comprehensive assessment of cognitive communication skills and/or swallowing function, direct treatment to individuals and groups, development of a home exercise program, patient/family instruction, participation in team and family conferences, evaluation and selection of adaptive equipment, participation in PI programs, and documentation of services according to hospital and department standards. Must possess an understanding of the physical, mental, psychological, and social needs of the patients.

Additional Details

  • Initiates evaluation and completes it within 3 days of receiving orders.

  • Evaluates the patient to determine rehab potential, identify needs, and set goals to be used in the team plan of care

  • Identifies appropriate parts of the evaluation when completion is not possible, prioritizes treatment, and completes per policy.

  • Seeks out resources in difficult cases

  • Sets initial STG's and LTG's.

  • Collaborates with patient and family in goal setting and achievement.

  • Schedules patient for appropriate time for therapy.

  • Identifies patient and family education needs

  • Attends PTC weekly and functions as an active participant of the ID team.

  • Collaborates with the team to establish interdisciplinary team goals.

  • Utilizes equipment in a proper and safe manner, reports broken or faulty equipment.

  • Follows medical regimen developed for the patient, is aware of and adheres to precautions if applicable (THR, TKR, Cardiac, Wound, etc.).

  • Utilizes safe treatment techniques to include compensatory methods for swallowing and communication.

  • Utilizes treatment approaches according to established SLP protocols and policies.

  • Selects proper diagnostic materials to assess all aspects of communication and/or swallowing function.

  • Utilizes alternatives or other innovative approaches as indicated

  • Interprets tests correctly. Makes accurate assessments after considering pertinent information, consults with supervisor of therapy or peers as needed.

  • Completes a bi-weekly summary in conjunction with the POC

  • Documents the ID progress notes daily or per session as indicated by changes in patient's condition or response to treatment.

  • Documents daily units of treatment on the charge sheet.

  • Writes orders on the physician order sheet as indicated according to hospital policy.

  • Documents on the POC form weekly

  • Completes D/C summary within 3 days of discharge

  • Completes appropriate discharge planning in the following areas:Provides home evaluation as indicated.Is aware of financial situation and plans care appropriately.Ensures that patient is aware of home/work place accessibility.Ensures patient awareness of needed equipment, and makes plans to secure it.Designs a home exercise program to address all pre-existing problems.Makes all appropriate referrals at D/C.

  • Serves as a member of the Performance Improvement team

  • Collects data monthly in regard to functional improvement and other areas as indicated to assist in outcome measurement.

  • Actively participates in department team meetings

  • Conducts in services for other staff members as needed or identified.

  • Participates in weekend and holiday rotation as needed

  • Participates in student supervision as indicated.

  • Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that the therapists evaluate the patient to determine rehab potential during initial evaluation.

  • Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists collaborate daily with patient and family in goal setting and achievement.

  • Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists schedule patients at the appropriate time for therapy.

  • Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists identify patient and family education needs upon admit and as needed.

  • Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists complete initial evaluations within 3 days of admission

  • Lead Therapist TS: Ensures that therapists set initial STG's and LTG's during initial evaluation

  • Lead Therapist TS: Collaborates with the other therapists and interdisciplinary team to establish patient goals as needed.

  • Lead Therapist TS: Attends Team Conference weekly and functions as an active participant of the ID team.

  • Lead Therapist TS: Reviews documentation weekly and ensures that the therapists complete all needed documentation


  • Formal Education: Master's Degree

  • Experience: Less than 6 months

  • License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes

  • Master's degree from a program satisfying the American Speech-Language/Hearing Association's academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

  • ASHA certification in Speech/Language Pathology or in the process of completing a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY).

  • CPR certification.

  • Current state license in Speech/Language Pathology or provisional license in CFY.

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