Speech Pathologist / Audiologist

Advanced Clinical Associates is looking for a Speech Pathologist / Audiologist who is a compassionate, responsible health care professional and who, like us, are devoted to delivering exceptional care and services to every client we connect with. ACA is devoted to excellence, driven by our mission to serve the community with a higher standard of home health care. With 50 years of clinical expertise, integrity, and compassion, ACA’s registered nurses provide our clients with 24 hour access to the highest quality home care.

Whether you are looking for a full-time job or part time employment, being a member of our ACA team offers you a unique opportunity to do important, fulfilling work in the home care industry and to build close and caring relationships.

Must have, or be able to obtain, a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Department of Public Safety background check/fingerprint clearance process.

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Clinical & Patient Care Services

RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS – HIGH

DUTIES

Provide skilled speech pathology service on an intermittent basis to patients in their homes in accordance with the physician’s orders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Evaluate the patient’s level of functioning and recommends mechanisms to enhance the patient’s hearing ability.
  • Provide initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments of the patient’s needs, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessments.
  • Establish a Speech Therapy treatment plan in consultation with the physician and revises it with the approval of the physician as necessary.
  • Assist in development and implementation of the interdisciplinary patient care plan as it pertains to Speech Therapy.
  • Assure that the physician’s orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.
  • Communicate with other team members and, when appropriate, instructs them in speech pathology techniques that they may use while working with the patient.
  • Teach, supervise, and counsel the family and patient in the total Speech Therapy program and other related problems of the patient at home.
  • Evaluate the patient, his/her significant other(s) and the home situation to determine what instruction will be required, what assistance will be available for the family in caring for the patient, and what other agency and community services will be required.
  • Make arrangements for out-patient services for procedures which cannot be given in the home.
  • Record on a timely basis all evaluation data, treatments, and patient’s response to therapy intervention.
  • Supervise the Home Health per agency policy when Speech Therapy is the only professional discipline involved in the patient’s care.
  • Record and report to the physician the patient’s reaction to treatment and /or any changes in the patient’s condition.
  • Participate in the development of periodic revision of the physician’s plan of treatment keeping him/her informed of the patient’s status and obtaining additional orders if necessary.
  • Communicate with the physician at least every 30 days or whenever changes occur regarding the patient’s status and obtains additional orders, if necessary.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of speech pathology intervention and updates the patient care plan as needed.
  • Write clinical/progress notes on the date of the visit and incorporates same in the patient’s record within 72 hours.
  • Assume responsibility for self-development by continually striving to improve his/her health care knowledge through educational programs, attendance at workshops and conferences, active participation in professional and related organization meetings and individual research and reading.
  • Confirm, on a weekly basis, the scheduling of visits with the Director of Patient Care Services in order to coordinate the patient’s visit schedule.
  • Participate in agency activities, case conferences and meetings, when appropriate.
  • Participate with staff, patients, and physicians in discharge planning activities and completes a Speech Therapy Discharge Summary.

ASSIST IN AGENCY ADMISSION PROCESS

  • Obtain a medical history, particularly as it relates to the present condition.
  • Evaluate the patient, and the home situation to determine what instruction and assistance will be available from the family in caring for the patient, and what other Agency and community services will be required.
  • Assure that the physician’s orders are appropriate and discusses necessary changes.

Our home health agency stands out in the community and with various hospitals and post-acute rehab facilities because we provide both medical and non-medical services to our clients. For the last several years ACA has served hundreds of Veterans around the Valley and has been growing our Medicare and Medicaid insurance divisions. Some of the insurances that we currently accept are: Mercy Care, Health Choice, United Health, Indian Health Services, BlueCross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicare and Triwest.

Advanced Clinical Associates is committed to providing a caring and supportive workplace for our employees – an environment that promotes personal and professional growth, treats each employee with respect, encourages innovation and recognizes the unique value that each person brings to our team.

Job Type: Full-time

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