Speech Pathologist

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    Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
    Georgetown DE
    Full Time or PRN

    The Highlights:
    -Care for patients one-on-one in home environment with flexibility in scheduling
    -Progressive, stable company with 30 years of experience in delivering care at home
    -Continuing educations, training and tuition assistance available.

    Necessary Qualifications:
    – Current and unencumbered license to practice speech pathology specific to that state the employee is assigned to work
    – Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (in speech pathology) granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
    – Current CPR certification

    Job Description:

    As a home health speech language pathologist, you will provide one on one therapeutic treatment and care to patients in their home using a comprehensive and patient specific care plan, innovative solutions, and a preferred technology for point of care documentation. You will have the opportunity to spend quality time with the patient, in their own home, to promote their health and independence. You will have autonomy in addition to the support and collaboration of a full team of healthcare professionals. Your primary work will include assessing and treating patients with speech, language, swallowing, cognitive and voice disorders.

    • 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.

    • Assesses the patient’s communication, oral-motor integrity, cognitive status, memory and problem solving activities, hearing and speech fluency and quality

    • Initiates diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative procedures as appropriate to the patient’s care and safety

    • Teaches, supervises and counsels the patient and family regarding home procedures and other care needs as appropriate to the patient’s condition. Utilizes educational material as appropriate.

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