UnityPoint at Home
PRN; work as needed
Join our growing home care team in Carthage, IL and Quincy, IL region!
The Speech Therapist (ST) uses clinical expertise, physical assessment, teaching and skilled therapy interventions to deliver high quality patient care in the patient’s place of residence. The ST develops or contributes to the development of the home health plan of care under the direction of the physician and facilitates appropriate interdisciplinary involvement to ensure the best outcome for each patient. The ST delivers therapy intervention and treatment directed by the physician as established in the home health plan of care that is consistent with clinical best practices and results in high quality, improved outcomes and exceptional patient experience.
Patient Care/Care Coordination
Home Care Performance Criteria
Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Master’s degree in speech-language pathology
Licensed as a speech-language pathologist by the state(s) where providing services
If state does not require SLP license – completion of 350 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum; completions of 9 months of supervised full-time speech-language pathology services after obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree; and completion of a national examination in speech-language pathology approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Doctoral degree in speech-language pathology
One year experience caring for similar patient population as to be assigned.
Home care experience
2+ years’ experience
Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state(s) and/or organizational requirements.
Mandatory Reporter: Child & Dependent Adult Abuse.
Person Centered Care (PCC) course completion within first 12 months of hire and annual completion of competency validation activities.
CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.
Certification in programming applicable to home care population
Basic knowledge of current, frequently used medications, including modes of administration, actions and side effects.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as a collaborative team member.
Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
Ability to navigate and perform basic use of Microsoft Office products.
Maintains a reliable mode of transportation and has the ability to drive safely during all day and night hours and in all types of inclement weather.
Experience with documentation in an electronic health record.
Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.