Speech Language Pathologist - Per Diem - Nassau Region
Company: VNS Health
Posted on: September 13, 2023
OverviewProvides speech language pathology services to patients
in collaboration with the health care team consistent with VNS Home
Care policies. May complete clinical co-visits for regional speech
therapists annually or as required. Works under general
supervision.Responsibilities--- Assesses the rehabilitation needs
of the patient through professional knowledge and skills in
observation, interviewing and comprehensive speech and language
--- Establishes and evaluates appropriate treatment plans,
identifies appropriate treatment outcomes and duration of
treatment, in conjunction with the physician.
--- Implements the speech language pathology plan of care by
periodic assessment, planning, teaching and coordination.
Recommends necessary equipment to increase client's function and
--- Manages a caseload and provides speech language pathology
services to patients, as prescribed by the physician.
--- Documents all evaluation data, treatments, communication
concerning patient program and discharge plans and patient's
response to therapy interventions on a timely basis. Initiates and
maintains timely written and verbal communication to ensure
coordinated, quality patient care.
--- Monitors the effect of speech/language pathology services on
the patient/family health status and makes necessary referrals, as
--- Appraises services provided, the need for revision of goals
treatment and approaches to patient care, and discharge planning
for assigned patients.
--- Travels to patients' homes and/or other facilities with varying
environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities,
single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using
approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the
--- Assists patients with therapeutic interventions and activities
of daily living, which may require positioning, moving,
transferring and lifting patients of varying body sizes and
physical conditions, with and without assistance and as
appropriate, instructing, demonstrating and verifying capabilities
of family members and/or paraprofessionals. Ability to use and
assist patient with use durable medical equipment as a component of
the plan of care, including but not limited to wheelchairs, patient
transfer lifts, ambulatory devices, slings, splints, orthoses,
prostheses, and exercise/strengthening equipment.
--- Provides care in accordance with Agency policies, practices,
procedures and standards, including professional practice standards
of care, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching,
twisting, reaching, bending and stretching to deliver patient
--- Transports and utilizes required technology devices (tablet),
infection control materials and supplies using VNS Health
designated/supplied carrying case (backpack) weighing approximately
15 - 20 lbs to and from patient homes/care facilities, VNS Health
offices and therapists' home
--- May provides clinical co-visits for agency Speech Language
Pathologist staff; co-visits may occur in geographical areas
outside of assigned region. May provide clinical case review for
SLP staff as requested by Rehab Supervisors.
--- Acts as a resource for education and consultation with clients,
families and Agency staff and documents education and consultation
activities. Participates in initiatives, projects, work groups and
programs representing Speech Therapy services, as requested.
--- Participates in Agency in-service programs, QA review, and
interdisciplinary team meetings as requested, and consults with
team members, as necessary.
--- Adheres to Agency policies and procedures.
--- Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth.
--- Participates in special projects and performs other duties as
assigned.QualificationsLicenses and Certifications:
License and current registration to practice as a Speech Language
Pathologist/Audiologist in New York State required
Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by
Certificate of clinical competence to practice speech therapy from
a NYS-approved program required
Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathologist or equivalent
Minimum of one year experience as a Speech Language Pathologist
Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational
Basic PC skills preferred
Pay Range per Visit:
If you are applying to the per diem per visit version of this job,
the hiring range is as follows: $65 - $75 per visit.
Keywords: VNS Health, Hicksville , Speech Language Pathologist - Per Diem - Nassau Region, Healthcare , Hicksville, New York
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