Speech Language Pathologist, SLP, Home Health
Company: Focus Health (San Jose)
Posted on: November 18, 2022
(Choice Home Health, Focus Health, San Diego Home Health Care)
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**This Person will treat patients in the following cities:
Who are we?
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Elevate Home Health's culture did not just manifest itself out of
thin air, as we have a clear mission and values. These values are
branded into all of the company's internal communications. Our
leaders are visible and accessible with an "open door" policy and
support employee growth, feedback, and ideas so that each employee
feels valued and heard.
Elevate Home Health is a division of Covenant Care. Our unique
focus on our patient-centered care, evidenced-based medicine and
technology-forward approach, empowers our patients to achieve their
optimal level of independence. We are a home health service
provider enhancing the continuity of care for the patients we
serve. Our multidisciplinary services are a holistic approach to
our service delivery in the comfort of the patient's home - the
place where patients want to be but often need your help to stay
there independently. Our mission is help them achieve that goal -
is that your mission too?
We know you have a choice. At Elevate Home Heath, our ratings are
higher than the national average, leading to improved patient
outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and fewer visits to the
hospital. Patient-centered and compassionate care is at the core of
everything we do.
Who are we Seeking?
You truly want to make a difference in the lives of your patients
and their families. The Home Health field is growing now more than
ever, and you want to be on the cutting edge of healthcare. You are
a clinician who enjoys independence and autonomy and appreciates
technology that allows you to focus on patient care. You want to
treat one patient at a time. You want a work-life balance with
flexible scheduling. You have the compassion to create rewarding
What Will you be Tasked With?
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles and practices of speech
pathology and provides speech therapy services in accordance with
standards of care for speech language pathology and the Health Care
Performs an initial assessment and evaluation of patient's speech
and language and reports evaluation findings to the Health Care
Provider and clinical manager promptly, and assists in establishing
a plan of care.
Plan for coordinated service for patients by consulting and working
with other health care team members effectively and communicating
schedules as assigned.
Observes, records and reports to Health Care Provider the patient's
treatment, response and progress and promptly reports significant
changes and obtains orders to revise plan of care, and documents
Documents initial evaluation and treatment plan and re-evaluations
of patient's progress at least every thirty (30) days and updates
plan of care as necessary. Completes comprehensive assessments and
OASES data, as indicated on a timely basis.
Counsels and teaches patients and their caregivers regarding
patients' speech and language disturbances and provides support and
educational materials to promote progress.
Demonstrates activities and exercises to the patient, caregiver or
nurse who may assist the patient and provides written instructions
as indicated to promote effective compliance.
Informs the clinical manager of any unusual occurrences, accidents,
or adverse effects of medical devices and documents
Completes clear concise and accurate clinical notes, which document
skilled services appropriately, and submits all requested
documentations on a timely basis (24hr).
Assists in referring patients to speech clinics and other community
agencies as needed.
May supervise CHHA in procedures directly related to the
speech-language therapy plan of care.
Recommends and assists patients to obtain needed DME, communication
devices, safety modifications, etc. and refers to social services
as indicated in accordance with the Health Care Provider's plan of
Participates in orientation, case conferences, in-services and
staff meetings as requested.
Provides individual and group staff education programs, to prepare
nurses and other disciplines to identify and assist patients with
their speech, language, swallowing, and communication problems, as
Uses proper infection prevention and control procedures, universal
precautions and safety measures.
Serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee and
participates in quality performance/improvement activities as
Adheres to agency's policies and procedures.
Provides and documents services in accordance with applicable
State, Federal, Medicare, Medi-cal regulations and standards and
third party payer guidelines.
Environmental Conditions and Physical Requirements
Driving or riding in a motor vehicle, standing, sitting, walking,
bending, reaching, and stretching.
Our Focus Home Health - San Jose Branch Treats Patients in the
Palo Alto/San Carlos
Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology
Active Speech Language Pathology license (CCCs)
Ability to practice speech therapy unencumbered within state and
At least one year of experience working as a Speech Language
Pathologist (no CFYs)
Must have vehicle, current driver's license and appropriate
Ability to make home visits and provide speech therapy evaluations
and treatments in the home environment complete documentation
effectively and submit in a timely manner.
Home health experience
Home Care Home Base documentation experience
Essential qualities and attributes:
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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