Speech Language Pathologist

Location: Fayetteville, GA
Date Posted: 01-12-2016
Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Location: Fayetteville, GA.
Duration: Full Time
Salary:    Competitive

Job Description:
The primary function of the Speech Language Pathologist provides direct care, patient education and the management of the applicable therapy (speech) called for in the patients treatment plan. Consults with and educates other care team members concerning applicable patient assessment and treatment protocols. Serves as a rehabilitation resource for the care team.

Graduate of an accredited School of Speech Pathology with Master s Degree.

Must have a current licensure by the Georgia State Board of Speech Language Pathology.

Minimum of 1 year experience in clinical home health or Rehab or 5 years Rehab experience but not in home health. Preference given to home health experience. Previous work in Rehab Centers or Sub-acute units are a plus.

A professional knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques inherent to the scope of practice. Communication skills to interact effectively with patient, family, care team members, referrals and community resources. Knowledge of accrediting bodies standards, Medicare, Medicaid and other funding source regulations as applied to home care services. Demonstrates competent techniques and practices of their profession.

Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names and password concepts; internet; e-mail; navigation of computer desktop or laptop, including starting programs, using files, and windows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability to self-manage online HR services and online training programs.

Must have valid automobile insurance and reliable transportation.

Extensive traveling and working in patients’ homes in various conditions and environments. Highest risk is in terms of personal safety regarding bloodborne pathogens and on-road travel.
Candidate Details:
2+ to 5 years experience
Minimum Education - Master's Degree
Willingness to Travel – Occasionally

Skills and Certifications:
Vocal cord stimulator
Ideal Candidate
Ideal candidate will have 1 year of home health experience or 5 years of rehab experience but not in home health. Will have vocal cord stimulator experience or have interest in obtaining. Previous work experience in Rehab centers or sub acute are a plus.
Ideal Candidate should have worked for the following company(ies):
Other home health certified companies, Rehab centers or sub acute facilities
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