DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrates professional conduct and ethics according to agency policy and procedure.
Maintain confidentiality of patient information and all Agency operations.
Provide speech therapy in compliance with physician’s prescription, patient’s plan of care, agency policies and procedures and federal and state regulations.
Perform initial and ongoing re-assessments at the required 13 th and 19 th visits and/or no later than every 30 days, including OASIS assessments at appropriate time points, to determine level of functioning, swallowing and communication ability.
Develop a plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care team members.
Instruct patient and families on proper consistency of food to maintain nutritional intake and prevent complications of swallowing disorders.
Instruct patients and families on using special educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory-motor development, perception, memory, language and cognition.
Prepare documentation of services provided to patient in the electronic medical record and complete sync.
Evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of care.
Consult and coordinate services with other care team members.
Inform the physician and/or other personnel of changes in patient’s needs or condition.
Instruct other members of the interdisciplinary team in phases of speech therapy to enable them to work with patient.
Assist in planning patient discharge.
Complete all annual in-service training and competency assessments as required.
Participate in staff meetings, patient case conferences and Agency in-services.
Perform other job duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Health Services including participating in performance improvement activities; i.e., record reviews and performance improvement groups..
ST Home Health
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