Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Supervises CFY’s and SLPA’s as needed. (As required by company policy and Medicaid regulations.)
Completes speech therapy evaluations for all new patients as prescribed/indicated. Re-evaluations for all current patients will be completed every six months for patients younger than two years of age and annually for all patients aged two years and above. In addition, all patients discharged from speech therapy services will be re-evaluated six months following discharge to assess for possible regression.
Completes a formal written report of findings within one week of completion of testing. This report will be submitted to the CSC or clinic designee.
If the patient qualifies for speech therapy services, the SLP will develop an individualized speech therapy treatment plan.
Reviews and updates each patient’s treatment plan on a quarterly basis. The SLP will document these reviews and update the current Master Treatment Plan (MTP) located in the patient’s medical chart.
Conducts speech therapy services, as appropriate. The number and length of these sessions will be determined by the SLP in accordance with Medicaid therapy guidelines, and Ascent standards.
Supervises CFY’s and SLPA’s as needed.
For every service billed, the SLP will provide progress notes in the appropriate format which contains all information as required by company policy, CHMS and/or RSPMI guidelines, and/or other applicable regulations. The SLP will keep detailed records of all work with all patients he/she serves. Required supporting documentation must be done in compliance with company standards.
The productivity expectation of an SLP is defined as delivering all of the prescribed therapy units on your caseload. Expectations are that a therapist will spend approximately 6 ½ hours (26 units) out of an 8 hour day providing direct care to patients. Productivity will be assessed as part of the employee’s performance evaluation.
Ensures that Credible visits are completed for each patient served on a daily basis.
Assists with completion of other documentation related to speech pathology evaluations and therapy, as appropriate.
Refers patients for additional clinical services, as needed.
Attends and actively participates in job-related center functions such as parent meetings, transition conferences, peer reviews, conferences with supervisors, staff workshops, and job orientations, as indicated.
Represents the program to parents, visitors, and the public in a positive way.
Maintains familiarity with health and safety guidelines, including universal precautions and daily operating procedures, as implemented by the clinic nurse.
Immediately reports any information regarding health and safety concerns to supervisor or clinic nurse.
Completes relevant and approved continuing professional education each year as required to maintain professional licensure.
Provides supervisor/HR with renewed license.
Is familiar with the company’s policies and procedures and guidelines, as well as those requirements set forth by regulatory agencies, including CHMS, AR Child Care Licensing, and the AR Health Department.
Displays concern for the rights of patients and families served by the clinic.
May perform other related and non-related duties as assigned and agreed upon by both parties.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Must be physically able to walk, stand and stoop for several hour each day
- Must be willing and able to sit on the floor and get up without assistance