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Speech Pathologist

Company: Amedisys
Location: Athens
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

* Caregiving is our Calling * At Amedisys whether we are caring for patients directly or supporting those who do, each of us is a caregiver at heart. Every team member contributes to our mission of providing exceptional, clinically distinct care in the home to thousands of patients and families every day. In home health, you will be a true advocate engaging patients throughout their coordinated health care journey all while maintaining autonomy and independence to support their needs. If you are looking for a home with a Nationwide Company where you can put your skills and experience to work, make a difference every day and purse your goals for the future join our team. *What You Will Do* Responsible for assessments and treatments of patients with speech and language disorders, including development, mental, and organic involvement acco rding to physician's orders. * Provides services in speech pathology or audiology in accordance with the physician's Plan of Care. Demonstrates competency in the skills required by the agency. * Assists the physi cian in assessing the patient's level of functioning and the development (and revision, as necessary) of the Plan of Care by applying appropriate tests for speech, hearing and language disorders. * Records and reports the patient's response to trea tment and any changes in the patient's condition to the physician and/or Director or designee. * Instructs and advises the patient, family and other health team personnel regarding their roles in the speech pathology Plan of Care. * Recomme nds hearing tests by audiologist when necessary. Checks hearing aides. * Assesses the patient's communication, oral - motor integrity, cognitive status, memory and problem solving activities, hearing and speech fluency and quality. * Coopera tes and consults with appropriate staff to provide staff education when requested. * Evaluates, and regularly re - evaluates, the speech pathology needs of the patient; initiates, develops, implements and makes necessary revisions to the patient's Pl an of Care. Assesses the patient's continual care needs. Includes all problems identified in the assessment in the Plan of Care or documents rationale for not doing so. #amedisys *This position will support both the Athens and Monroe areas.* *Qualifications* *Required* * Master's degree with a major in speech pathology or audiology. - * Current and unencumbered license to practice speech pathology - specific to that state the employee is assign ed to work by the Company. * Current - Certificate of Clinical Competence ( SLP - CCC ) granted by the American Speech - Language - Hearing Association (AHSA) . * One (1) year of experience in speech pathology preferred. * Current CPR certification. * Must be familiar with general use and functions of the computer, such as, user names and password concepts; internet; e - mail; navigation of computer desktop, including starting programs, using files, and windows, effectively use navigation buttons and tool bars; ability to self - manage online HR services and online training programs. *Preferred* * Previous clinical experience treating adult and/or geriatric patients Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic. *Benefits and More * Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include: * Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays * Comprehensive Health Insurance Benefits (medical, dental, vision) * Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and Flexible Spending Account options * Life, Disability, and Other Voluntary Benefits * 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Matching Contributions * Discounted Employee Stock Purchase Plan * Continuing Education * Fleet car for eligible employees

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