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Speech Pathologist

Company: Amedisys Home Health Services
Location: Lake Zurich
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

What You Will Do

Responsible for assessments and treatments of patients with speech and language disorders, including development, mental, and organic involvement according to physician's orders.

  • Provides services in speech pathology or audiology in accordance with the physician's Plan of Care. Demonstrates competency in the skills required by the agency.
  • Assists the physician in assessing the patient's level of functioning and the development (and revision, as necessary) of the Plan of Care by applying appropriate tests for speech, hearing and language disorders.
  • Records and reports the patient's response to treatment and any changes in the patient's condition to the physician and/or Director or designee.
  • Instructs and advises the patient, family and other health team personnel regarding their roles in the speech pathology Plan of Care.
  • Recommends hearing tests by audiologist when necessary. Checks hearing aides.
  • Assesses the patient's communication, oral-motor integrity, cognitive status, memory and problem solving activities, hearing and speech fluency and quality.
  • Cooperates and consults with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested.
  • Evaluates, and regularly re-evaluates, the speech pathology needs of the patient; initiates, develops, implements and makes necessary revisions to the patient's Plan of Care. Assesses the patient's continual care needs. Includes all problems identified in the assessment in the Plan of Care or documents rationale for not doing so.

Required

  • Master's degree with a major in speech pathology or audiology.
  • Current and unencumbered license to practice speech pathology specific to that state the employee is assigned to work by the Company.
  • Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (SLP-CCC) granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association(AHSA).
  • One (1) year of experience in speech pathology preferred.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names and password concepts; internet; e-mail; navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, and windows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.

Preferred

  • Previous clinical experience treating adult and/or geriatric patients

Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Keywords: Amedisys Home Health Services, Arlington Heights , Speech Pathologist, Other , Lake Zurich, Illinois

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