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UnityPoint Health Speech Therapist in Waterloo, Iowa

Speech Therapist/Pathologist - Home Health

$10K Sign on bonus

Part-time or Full-time Available

Patients are see Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm (No holidays, call or weekends!)

Waterloo, IA

Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k) Match, Disability Coverage, Paid Time Off/Holidays, Critical Care Coverage, Parental Leave, Annual Pay Raise and more!!

The Speech Therapist (ST)/Speech Pathologist 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

  • Makes visits to the homes of patients requiring home health physical therapy services and assumes responsibility for an ongoing interdisciplinary assessment of the patient.

  • Performs initial and comprehensive assessments on all patients in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

  • Conducts appropriate evaluations identifying dysfunctional language or swallowing and cognition and memory deficits.

  • Oversees use of treatment modalities and communication devices/aids as necessary.

  • Develops specific speech therapy procedures based on patient evaluation and includes them in the home health plan of care.

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to the care plan.

  • Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

  • 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.

  • One year experience caring for similar patient population as to be assigned.

  • 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.

Requisition ID: 2020-82060

Street: 3731 University Ave

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Visits- HC- WL

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.6

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN, Part-time or Full-time (Patients seen Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm!)

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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