Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is an experienced speech therapist who engages in professional practice in the areas of communication and swallowing. The SLP is responsible for the overall case management of home health patients including the provision of direct care with a designated visit productivity standard. This position plans, organizes, and directs all patient care services for patients in the assigned caseload in accordance with current standards and regulations, ensuring the optimal degree of quality care is maintained. Responsible for coordinating the interdisciplinary team to implement the established plan of patient care and ensuring effective management of visit utilization and control of expenses. May assist in aide supervision, agency wide orientation, competency evaluations and consultation to clinical staff related to specific expertise as requested by Clinical Manager.
Graduate from an accredited speech-language pathology program required.
Master's in Speech Therapy required.
One year of professional experience in an acute or similar outpatient setting required.
One year of experience in a home health and/or hospice position preferred.
Direct patient care experience within the past five years required.
Speech Therapist - ST license required
Driver License, Valid and in State - DL NUMBER Required
Automobile Insurance - INSURANCE Required
Basic Life Support Certification - BLS Required
Skills and Knowledge
Thorough understanding of home care services, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors.
good working understanding of budget and other financial reports.
Clinical competency that meets and exceeds testing levels on a regular basis.
Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation, flexibility, energy and creativity.
Ability to form harmonious working relationships with internal and external customers.
Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner.
Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers and management.
Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in planning and providing patient care.
Demonstrated ability in physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in implementing plan of treatment.
Excellent organizational skills.
With appropriate training, demonstrates an ability to competently work with the computerized documentation tools and systems of the organization.
Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated by organization and manager.
Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts; effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically to both effectively plan and organize department operations consistent with Sutter Care at Home’s strategic and operating objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise or identify when to consult manager.
Must be able to deal with challenging work environment with time demands and occasional conflicting priorities.
Maintain a positive and professional image and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional development and/or license requirements.
Is responsible for maintaining all required licensure and certifications.
At orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter Care at Home core competencies for position and area of specialty, as appropriate.