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Speech Therapist

Company: Angels of Mercy Homecare
Location: Logansport
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview: We are hiring for a Speech Language Pathologist to work PRN. -Angels of Mercy Homecare, a part of LHC Group, we embrace a culture of caring, belonging, and trust and enjoy the -meaningful connections that come from it: for the whole patient, their families, -each other, and the communities we serve-it truly is all about helping people. ----We strive to offer benefits that reward the whole you!---

  • employee wellness programs
  • flexibility for true work-life balance -
  • continuing education & career growth opportunities
  • company-wide support & resources to -help you achieve your goals ----Take your career to a new level of caring. Apply today! Essential Functions:
    • 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. Education & Experience: Specific Education/Experience Requirements -LHC Group is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally other protected characteristic. -Must be fully vaccinated or be willing to complete full vaccination by date of hire and proof of vaccination will be required. If permitted by state law, the company will consider requests for religious or medical exemptions. -Angels of Mercy Homecare is part of the LHC Group family of providers - the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians, and families nationwide. We deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that supports our patients when and where they need it. From our home health, hospice, and community-based services to inpatient care at our clinics and hospitals, our mission is to reach more patients and families with effective and efficient healthcare. More hospitals, physicians, and families choose LHC Group because we are united by a single shared purpose: "It's all about helping people."

Keywords: Angels of Mercy Homecare, Fishers , Speech Therapist, Healthcare , Logansport, Indiana

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