ST (SLP) for Housecalls Home Health - LHC Group
At LHC Group we appreciate the value of trained professionals who work within the local community and know their patients. That's why we work with the nurses, therapists and aides who have provided quality care through local hospitals and health care agencies for years. By combining a dynamic, clinically driven operational model, an efficient management team, a high quality hometown medical staff, we are able to offer a comprehensive health care package which puts the patient's needs first.
We have spent years perfecting what we see as the only way to do business in the industry. As a result, patients, their physicians, and family members alike benefit from the simplicity that our expertise brings to the table. Aside from keeping the needs of the patient first, we also keep both the physician and family involved and informed every step of the way. We consider these channels of communication an essential part of who we are.
Our nurses, aides and therapists can deliver non- emergency medical care to homebound patients of all ages who choose to receive quality health care in the comfort of their own homes.
Exciting and Rewarding Full-time Opportunities/Flexible Schedules !
The Speech Therapist in Home Health is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to treating speech and language disorders, and functional training in communication, swallowing, and cognitive impairments. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Speech Therapist works to help determine a treatment plan, performs interventions aimed at improving and enhancing the patient's well being, and evaluates the patient's progress.
Provides services within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of speech therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team. Evaluates the patient's level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic functional ability tests. Assists the physician in the development of the therapy plan of care. Treats patients to communicate effectively by expressing thoughts according to the patient's condition using acceptable standards of practice. Observes, records, and reports to the supervising nurse and/or physician the patient's response to treatment and changes in the patient's condition. Instructs the patient, the family and/or caregiver and other members of the health care team in areas of speech therapy in which they can participate. Visits patient according to plan of treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes to the agency at least twice per week. Completes all patient evaluations and develops the ST plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of the evaluation. Participates in staff conferences and co