The speech pathologist/audiologist is a qualified professional person who directs, supervises, evaluates and provides speech therapy services to patients in the home as prescribed by the attending physician.
· Certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association
· At least a Master’s degree
· One (1) full year of supervised work experience preferred
· Licensure or certification by the state of Texas as an SLP
1. Participate in the development and periodic revision of the plan of care
2. Schedules, plans activities and provides rehabilitative services for speech and language disorders
3. Records type of treatment and patient’s reaction to it on clinical/progress notes, which are written on the day of the visit and incorporated in the patient’s record weekly.
4. Maintains adequate records on all patient’s, including summary reports
5. Utilizes community resources and Agency personnel for proper referral
6. Selects and administers diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and materials
7. Instructs and counsels other health team personnel and family members in methods of assisting patient in improving, correcting, and accepting his/her disabilities
8. Attends case conferences as requested
9. Participates in staff development activities and in-service education as requested
10. Confirms, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Patient Care Coordinator to coordinate necessary visits with other personnel
11. Notifies Agency of absences due to illness, emergency leave, normal vacation periods, or special professional meetings, which will all affect agreed services with the Agency.
12. Participates with staff, patient, and physician in discharge planning activities and completes the speech therapy discharge summary within the designated framework of the Agency policies.
The Speech Pathologist/Audiologist reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation
· Reliable transportation
· Must have a car with current insurance coverage; and
· Valid state driver’s license
· Read 12 point or larger type
· Hear and speak in a manner understood by most people
· Stoop and bend; must be able to lift and transfer patients
· Travel to prospective patient’s residences