Speech Language Pathologist
WILLCARE - Wellsville, NY

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WILLCARE, a successful regional leader in the home health care industry, currently has a job opening for a Per Diem Speech Language Pathologist in our Wellsville NY branch offices. In business for over 25 years, WILLCARE operates Certified/Medicare, Long Term Care, Licensed/Private Duty, as well as non-medical services and supplemental staffing agencies. We provide qualified skilled and non-skilled services focusing on preventative, rehabilitative and therapeutic care to our clients in all applicable settings. We have branch offices in Western NY, Hudson Valley NY, Connecticut, and Ohio.

Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist

Job Locations: Wellsville NY

Department: Therapy

Status: Per Diem


Evaluates patients and develops speech language programs in collaboration with the physician and provides speech language therapy. Instructs, motivates and assists patients in reaching therapy goals.


Responsible for the establishment and ongoing evaluation of treatment programs, plan of care, goals and discharge plans for the patients as related to Speech/Language Therapy needs in consultation with physician.

Makes revisions to the plans and goals based on changes inpatient status in consultation with physician.

Administers diagnostic speech and language evaluations.

Assesses patient status and recommends, in writing to the patient’s physician, the need for a rehabilitation program, either restorative or maintenance.

Upon receipt of the Physician’s orders, interprets and implements those services and programs related to Speech/Language Therapy. Ensures these orders are carried out in a professional manner satisfying professional ethics, patient rights and State and Federal codes and regulations.

Assists in coordinating speech therapy program with other appropriate health care providers/disciplines providing services to the patient.

Completes and submits required documentation within established agency guidelines.

Facilitates effective communication amongst other clinicians providing care.

Demonstrates therapy for the nurse, home health aide, family members or other responsible person who may assist the patient with speech and language rehabilitation program.

Observes and evaluates the performance of those assisting in the speech program and provides guidance as necessary.

Re-evaluates the patient’s progress and therapy program making changes as necessary and under the physician’s direction.

Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences as applicable and maintains ongoing communication with all disciplines involved in the patient Plan of Care.

Contacts the physician with any changes in patient status or program, obtaining new orders.

Maintains current, accurate clinical records; timely charts changes in patient condition, adverse reactions, problems with informal supports or home environment and reports such to supervisor. Ensures that records are written the day service is rendered and reflect the current condition of the patient.

Interprets Medicare guidelines. Responsible to obtain prior approvals as required by third party payers.

Supervises and/or executes all skilled treatment programs as prescribed by the Plan of Care.

Schedules patients with other team members.

Instructs and informs the home health aide of the patient’s medical status, and speech therapy program. Completes necessary HHA supervision form and HHA plan of care (aide care plan).

Instructs the patient, family, nurses and HHA in the use of self-help devices which are determined to be necessary for the patient’s rehabilitation.

Integrates the work, efforts and goals of Occupational Therapy with other team members.

Acts as a referral source for staff, families, physicians on services and equipment related to rehabilitation services. Promotes services offered through communication with potential referral sources, including on-site visits, attendance at expos, fairs, etc.

Provides client/family education as appropriate.


Degree in Speech Language Pathology

Current license/registration by state of hire as an Speech Language Pathologist.

One (1) year experience in Speech Language Pathology.

Successful completion of a Competency and Proficiency Test and Skills evaluation appropriate for the position upon hire

Prior home care experience preferred

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