Home Health Speech Therapist (SLP)
La Plata, MD
Since 1900, this amazing home health provider has provided the highest quality physician-prescribed home health care services to the homebound, disabled, or patients living with a chronic condition in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Their team of nurses, therapists, social workers, and home health aides travels two million miles each year to bring the services and technologies of a medical center directly into patients’ homes. They are the largest home health care provider across the region and pride themselves in having a consistent record of stellar associate satisfaction, providing high quality care, and practicing a laser focus on putting patient safety first. Recognized as a HomeCare Elite agency for 10 consecutive years, ranked in the top 25% of agencies in the nation. 2023 Best Home Care Leader in Training Award recipient.
They are seeking a talented Home Health Speech Therapist (SLP) for 40 hours per week.
The Home Health Speech Therapist (SLP) provides evaluation and speech-language pathology treatment in accordance with agency standards, the laws and regulations governing the provision of speech-language pathology services in the State of Maryland, and other regulatory requirements.
- Arranges for the provision of specialized assessments that can not be conducted in the home environment (e.g., audiological testing, videofluoroscopy studies), and plans adequately for discharge including referrals to appropriate community resources (e.g., outpatient therapy, daycare) able to meet the client needs after discharge.
- Communicates with a supervisor as scheduled and needed regarding issues related to the delivery of rehab services and individual patient care.
- Contributes to the achievement of established goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Completes annual Code of Conduct, Compliance, and other mandatory training. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
- Maintains effective working relationships with other departments and participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and agency in community outreach efforts. Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation in educational programs and affiliations.
- Maintains ongoing communication with the patient’s physician, health care team, and other individuals (e.g. insurance case managers, referring facility personnel) as needed regarding aspects of care and patient’s status.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Provides an assessment, in conjunction with the health care team, of the patient’s environment and recommends adaptive equipment and/or home modifications that will maximize the patient’s functional abilities and safety. Assists in the attainment of those items that are reimbursable as durable medical equipment.
- Provides initial and periodic assessments to determine the patient’s habilitation/rehabilitation needs. Establishes an effective speech-language pathology/dysphasia treatment plan in conjunction with the patient, their family/caregiver, the patient’s physician, and other members of the health care team. Modifies the treatment plan as needed. Evaluation includes interview, observation, palpation, specialized assessments including but not limited to dysphasia assessment, oral motor exam, and receptive/ expressive language assessment. Such assessments require the use of tools (e.g., sphygmomanometer, stethoscope) and the possession of sight and hearing senses or the use of prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately.
- Provides medical record entries according to agency standards, professional guidelines, and regulatory requirements for the reimbursement of speech-language pathology services.
- Provides patient and/or caregiver education regarding the injury/disease process, functional limitations, and the purpose of treatment interventions, in addition to, training in aspects of care the patient/caregiver will need to manage after discharge.
- Provides speech-language pathology/dysphasia services in accordance with the treatment plan, agency standards, and other professional and regulatory guidelines. Performs procedures and modalities, including but not limited to associative language exercises, oral motor exercises, aural rehab, and thermal stimulation.
- Supervises home health aides in aspects of patient care and related activities.
- We’re excited to train Speech Therapists that are passionate about home health
- 1-2 years Clinical experience (required)
- Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology required
- License to practice Speech-Language Pathology in the State of Maryland
- CPR certification (required)
- Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and reliable transportation
- Good clinical skills
- Organizational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Basic computer skills (preferred)
- Smart Phone experience
- Monday – Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm w/ some weekend rotation
- $100,000 – $150,000 per/year
- Mileage reimbursement at IRS rate
- Out in the field providing patient visits (home)
- Charles County – grouped by zip codes (will be assigned a centralized territory to reduce windshield time)
- 27 points per week: Admission/recert/resumption = 2 points; Revisit/discharge = 1 point; Additional clinical eval = 1.5 points
- A rewarding and fulfilling career with a company that values your contributions
- Medical, dental, and vision choices, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) that allow Associates to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for healthcare and dependent care expenses
- Generous paid time off, including vacation days, and company paid holidays
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
- Available accident and critical illness coverage
- 403(b) retirement plan with company match (6%)
- Tuition assistance to advance your unique career plans and goals
- Employee recognition program
- System-wide referral bonus program
- Relocation assistance up to $3500 (eligibility requirements)
- Performance reviews and merit increases
- An environment of world-class medical, clinical and research practices and innovation where you will truly impact patient care and outcome
- Company issued Galaxy Note
- All necessary supplies and equipment