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Speech Language Pathologist, Home Health

  • Job ID: 881173068
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA
  • Department: HBG HH Speech Therapy
  • Location: 805 Sir Thomas Court, Harrisburg PA 17109
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $35.90 to $53.86 / hour

Description

This is a causal (PRN) Home Health Speech Language Pathologist (ST) position.  Travel is reimbursed at the federal mileage reimbursement rate.


Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care to patients in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our patients and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community on our home health team, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. 

Purpose:
Provide diagnostic and rehabilitative services to people of all ages with regard to speech, language, voice, swallowing, cognitive disorders and dysfunctions to maximize functional ability and improve quality of life.

Responsibilities:
  • Standard Responsibilities Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.Performs other duties as assigned.*Indicates a non-essential job responsibility.
  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.
  • Focus on customer service and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Identify, develop and participate in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of services we provide.
  • Perform duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC Home Healthcare towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization.
  • Continually develop professional skills by assuming responsibility for on-going continuing education.
  • Advise and consult with the family, interdisciplinary staff members, physicians and other professionals with regard to normal and difficult communication and swallowing and specific patient care.
  • Maintain and complete all documentation promptly and accurately including visit assessment, OASIS, 485 and Verbal Orders on the laptop device or in written documentation while in the patient's home and within the agency and regulatory standards.  
  • Data syncs (transmits) information same day.
  • Patient care-evaluation, therapy, teaching and counseling - provide complete and accurate speech, language, voice, swallowing evaluation therapy, instruction and counseling for infants through geriatrics.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree Speech Language Pathology required.
  • One (1) year clinical experience in Speech Pathology to practice without supervision or less than one (1) year if practicing under,supervision, i.e., ALF/PCH.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Driver's License
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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