The HELPsource™ Speech / Language Pathologist
The Speech/Language Pathologist uses a variety of therapeutic procedures, under orders from the referring physician, to restore function, increase communication and swallowing skills. The Speech Language/Pathologist functions in accordance with their State Practice Act
- Reviews available information and evaluates impact on treatments.
- Performs a thorough functional assessment in accordance with established protocol and practice guidelines
- Develops and implements an individualized treatment plan, appropriate to age and needs of the patient, and containing achievable functional goals.
- Performs treatments as ordered in a safe, timely manner, in accordance protocol and practice guidelines.
- Maintains patient files as per agency procedure.
- Communicates with physicians, other health care workers, and caregivers, as needed, regarding patient progress, problems and plans.
- Orients patient to treatment procedures appropriate to their age and needs.
- Establish and instruct patients and caregivers in home program.
- Assists in referral process when patient requires additional rehabilitation after discharge.
- Participates in peer review and quality improvement process, as directed.
- Accesses continuing education appropriate to discipline.
- Completes all annual mandatory training and certification requirements.
- Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from an ASHA approved and accredited college
- Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Language/Pathology
- Current license in Pennsylvania
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated competency in applying the principles, methods and equipment used in speech therapy
- Ability to access patient needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care
- Ability to function as a member of an integrated healthcare work team