Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is the 8th largest rehabilitation network in the U.S. Good Shepherd has over 100 years supporting rehabilitation services for stroke, orthopedic, brain and spinal trauma, amputations, MSK, orthopedic and neuro services. We are excited to announce Good Shepherd at Home; our newest division in home health care. Due to our immediate growth we are seeking skilled PRN Speech Language Pathologists in the following counties.
· Northampton County, Pennsylvania
· Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
· Carbon County, Pennsylvania
· Bucks County, Pennsylvania
· Berks County, Pennsylvania
· Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
The Speech Language Pathologist provides rehabilitative services to patients/clients who have reduced communicative function in a Home Health setting. Improve functional communication, provide patient/family education and serve as a resource for community services.
DELIVERS QUALITY CARE
By integrating the elements of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention to optimize outcomes. By optimizing communicative effectiveness.
PROMOTES SAFE AND CLEAN WORKING ENVIRONMENT
By complying with policies and procedures, rules and regulations governing environment of care and patient safety.
DETERMINES AND/OR FACILITATES DISCHARGE/DISCONTINUATION OF SERVICES
By analyzing achievement of anticipated goals and expected outcomes, planning discharge/discontinuation and providing appropriate home instruction, follow-up or referral.
RECORDS PATIENT SERVICES
By documenting, dating and authenticating speech therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and outcomes in accordance with facility and regulatory guidelines. By billing for specific interventions provided.
DEVELOPS AND ENHANCES PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
By participating in continuing education, reviewing professional publications and providing learning experiences for professional development.
CONTRIBUTES TO TEAM EFFORT
By embracing change to achieve common goals, demonstrating willingness to provide service at other sites as necessary, investigating opportunities for new lines of services, contributing to the development of peers and promoting a positive work environment and by accomplishing related results as needed.
COMPLIES WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
By understanding and adhering to current standards of practice for speech therapy, guide for professional conduct including the code of ethics and practice guidelines established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By providing appropriate supervision to speech therapist assistants and students.
DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP SKILLS
By assisting with supervision of staff, serving as mentor to other staff, proposing, investigating and implementing new methods or problem solving, assisting with program planning, providing input and information for budget development, providing input to and/or delivering staff performance appraisals.
PROTECTS PATIENT INFORMATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY
By securing all information in confidential space, following facility confidentiality policy.
EDUCATES STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS
By supervising/providing educational experiences, providing instruction with verbal and written feedback to students and clinical institutions and arranging educational events with other staff performance outcomes and results; responding to change in a constructive, positive manner.
Minimum Education Requirements: Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Minimum Experience Requirements: Related experience as a student or practicing clinician preferred. Minimum of one year experience in home health or experience in setting equal to requirements of an acute care setting required.
License/Certifications: Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Valid CPR certification at hire or within first 90 days of employment and valid driver's license required.
***Important Note: Good Shepherd is a drug free work environment. As a result, candidates selected for employment may be subject to a drug screen test.**
GOOD SHEPHERD'S UNIVERSAL FLU PROGRAM
As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.
To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd is now requiring influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers.
Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.