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Speech Therapist

LHC Group Lenoir City Part-Time
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Overview

The Speech Therapist in Home Health is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to treating speech and language disorders, and functional training in communication, swallowing, and cognitive impairments. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Speech Therapist works to help determine a treatment plan, performs interventions aimed at improving and enhancing the patient's well-being, and evaluates the patient's progress.
 
Home Care Solutions, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 


Additional Details

  • Provides services within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of speech therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.
  • Evaluates the patient's level of function by applying diagnostic and prognostic functional ability tests. Assists the physician in the development of the therapy plan of care.
  • Treats patients to communicate effectively by expressing thoughts according to the patient's condition using acceptable standards of practice.
  • Observes, records, and reports to the supervising nurse and/or physician the patient's response to treatment and changes in the patient's condition.
  • Instructs the patient, the family and/or caregiver and other members of the health care team in areas of speech therapy in which they can participate.
  • Visits patient according to plan of treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per LHC policy .
  • Completes all patient evaluations and develops the ST plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to supervising nurse within 24 hours of the evaluation.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
  • Provides in-services to agency staff upon request of supervising nurse.
  • Sends the supervising nurse and/or the physician a written summary report on patient's condition at least every 60 days.
  • Adheres to LHC Therapy Standards of Practice in provision of services to all patients.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

License Requirements
  • Must be currently licensed in Speech Therapy in the state of practice.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Must have a current driver's license and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
 

Skills required

Caregiving
Assisted Living
Home Care
Personal Care
Dementia
Rehabilitations

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Job ID: 2019-57566

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At LHC Group we appreciate the value of trained professionals who work within the local community and know their patients. That’s why we work with the nurses, therapists and aides who have provided quality care through local hospitals and health care agencies for years. By combining a dynamic, clinically driven operational model, an efficient management team, a high quality hometown medical staff, we are able to offer a comprehensive health care package which puts the patient’s needs first.

We have spent years perfecting what we see as the only way to do business in the industry. As a result, patients, their physicians, and family members alike benefit from the simplicity that our expertise brings to the table. Aside from keeping the needs of the patient first, we also keep both the physician and family involved and informed every step of the way. We consider these channels of communication an essential part of who we are.

Our nurses, aides and therapists can deliver non-emergency medical care to homebound patients of all ages who choose to receive quality health care in the comfort of their own homes.

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