|Work Schedule: ||Per Visit|
|Responsibilities:||Speech Therapist (Speech/Language Pathologist) is an exempt professional position responsible for performing professional and administrative work in directing a program involving diagnostic, rehabilitative, and research service in the treatment of speech, language, and voice disorders. Provides consistently high quality care to patients in accordance with the plan of care and Agency policies by assessing and treating speech disorders, linguistic disorders, communication disorders, developmental delay, voice disorders, oral-motor functioning, auditory and visual perception, and cognition. Uses appropriate case management skills. Prepares clinical and progress notes. Advises and consults with the family, physician, and other agency personnel. Participates in in-service program maintaining and enhancing therapy skills on an ongoing basis. Communicates regularly with other disciplines involved in care. Procedures which may be required of the speech therapist include but are not limited to any combination of the following: aural rehabilitation, feeding therapy, speech/language stimulation, and teaching of articulation, respiration, and swallowing. Provides to Agency accurate and timely documentation of care by meeting paperwork deadlines consistently and by charting accurately and legibly. Effectively manages a caseload according to the productivity standard established. Regularly communicates with scheduler regarding caseload status. Assures continuity of care by seeing patients regularly and following Agency protocols for transferring visits to other caregivers when necessary. Assists with supervision as assigned, including CNAs by directly observing care, evaluating documentation and interviewing patient. Reports information back to management through written or phone correspondence.|
|Minimum Qualifications:||Master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited college or university. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology and membership in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association required. One year experience in speech and language pathology. Current CPR certification also required. General knowledge of home care principles. Thorough understanding of speech rehabilitation practices. Heavy lifting (greater than fifty pounds) to transfer or turn an adult, with or without assistive devices.|
COLORADO SPRINGS, Salary:
Established in 1889 and incorporated in 1904, the Visiting Nurse Association provides home care, hospice at home and wellness services across a 14-county area from Boulder south to Pueblo, Colorado. Medical and non-medical home care services are available on an intermittent basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Corporate and community wellness screenings and immunizations, including foot care services for seniors and flu shots, are available by appointment on an individual or group clinic basis.