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Location: North Andover

Department: VNA

All Care Division: Clinical

Hours: Per Diem

Shift:

Position Summary:

POSITION SUMMARY: Evaluate and treat clients in the community setting providing

services to persons with impaired functional and clinical communication skills, cognitive

deficits and dysphagia. This includes evaluation and treatment of any disorders of the

communicative and/or swallowing process related to organic and/or non-organic factors.

 

AGENCY EXPECTATION OF EMPLOYEE

All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the clinical skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriately confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment. All Care expects each employee to report to work on time and to keep unplanned absences to a minimum. All Care expects that all field staff will maintain a professional presentation and attire while providing clinical care and in all other job related functions.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides care in accordance with professional standards of practice.
  • Maintains the level of clinical expertise necessary to meet the needs of the home care population.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA.
  • Complies with infection control in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Seeks out additional supervision or resources as needed.
  • Submits patient visit schedule timely and accurately to ensure adequate patient care.
  • Will notify scheduler of availability and any updates to their schedule as their day progresses.
  • Provides home health aid supervision in accordance with Federal/State regulations and Agency policy as assigned.
  • Reports clinical status to primary clinician and/or other appropriate staff.
  • Performs any other duty or responsibility assigned by his/her supervisor.
  • Check company email on normally scheduled days at a minimum of the beginning and ending of their normal scheduled day and responds ASAP but a maximum of within 24 hours
  • Provides effective case management of patients on caseload with focus on meeting and/or exceeding agency quality outcomes, included but not limited to:
    • Case Mix Weight
    • Re-Certification rate
    • Target visits per episode
    • Acute Care Re-Hospitalization

PATIENT CARE

  • Provides care in manner that assures above average patient satisfaction outcomes as measured by HHCHPS and in accordance with professional standards of practice.
  • Adheres to Agency established protocols for patient care (CHF protocol, Complex Wound Care, etc.)
  • Completes clinical assessments per Federal/State regulations, Agency policy, and professional best practices.
  • Develops an individual plan of care including patient specific goals for each admission.
  • Follows the established plan of care.
  • Completes reassessment visit per Federal regulation and Agency policy.
  • Establishes goals that are measurable, attainable and pertinent to patient’s condition and rehabilitation potential.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for other services within the agency and community.
  • Updates and revises the plan of care and interventions as appropriate.
  • Provides appropriate teaching interventions to each client’s status as appropriate.
  • Develops discharge plans.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of contraindications/precautions in relation to diagnosis and/or treatment.
  • Communicates with primary clinician and other clinical team members as needed to promote optimal patient care.
  • Participates and documents case conferences with other clinical team members as needed.

DOCUMENTATION

  • Completes documentation in accordance with Federal/State regulations, Agency Policy and per professional best practices.
  • Documents client’s level of understanding and response to teaching on every visit.
  • Documents functional status in terms that are measurable.
  • Documents on each visit client’s progress towards goals including barriers that impede progress.
  • Documents a skill for each billable visit.
  • Documents at point of care with the completion of the note the same day as the visit.
  • Complies with agency policy regarding computer transfers.
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor. Experience, Education and Licensure Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience, Education and Licensure

Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Certified to practice by American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Registered to practice in the state where services are rendered. One year of experience under qualified supervision in a hospital or community health setting. Unless otherwise agreed upon by employer, employee must have a valid drivers license. Furthermore, employee shall have use of a vehicle during working times and insurance as a driver of that automobile. Must be familiar with MS Word, Outlook and Excel.

 

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Agency Expectation of Employee:

All Care expects each employee to maintain a positive, respectful attitude, to demonstrate flexible and efficient time management, to meet departmental productivity standards, while keeping current the clinical skills to work in the home care environment. Each employee is expected to maintain open, honest and appropriately confidential communications with all customer groups in order to foster an effective service environment. All Care expects each employee to report to work on time and to keep unplanned absences to a minimum. All Care expects that all field staff will maintain a professional presentation and attire while providing clinical care and in all other job related functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides care in accordance with professional standards of practice.
  • Maintains the level of clinical expertise necessary to meet the needs of the home care population.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality as required by HIPAA.
  • Complies with infection control in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Seeks out additional supervision or resources as needed.
  • Submits patient visit schedule timely and accurately to ensure adequate patient care.
  • Will notify scheduler of availability and any updates to their schedule as their day progresses.
  • Provides home health aid supervision in accordance with Federal/State regulations and Agency policy as assigned.
  • Reports clinical status to primary clinician and/or other appropriate staff.
  • Performs any other duty or responsibility assigned by his/her supervisor.
  • Check company email on normally scheduled days at a minimum of the beginning and ending of their normal scheduled day and responds ASAP but a maximum of within 24 hours
  • Provides effective case management of patients on caseload with focus on meeting and/or exceeding agency quality outcomes, included but not limited to:
    • Case Mix Weight
    • Re-Certification rate
    • Target visits per episode
    • Acute Care Re-Hospitalization

PATIENT CARE

  • Provides care in manner that assures above average patient satisfaction outcomes as measured by HHCHPS and in accordance with professional standards of practice.
  • Adheres to Agency established protocols for patient care (CHF protocol, Complex Wound Care, etc.)
  • Completes clinical assessments per Federal/State regulations, Agency policy, and professional best practices.
  • Develops an individual plan of care including patient specific goals for each admission.
  • Follows the established plan of care.
  • Completes reassessment visit per Federal regulation and Agency policy.
  • Establishes goals that are measurable, attainable and pertinent to patient’s condition and rehabilitation potential.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for other services within the agency and community.
  • Updates and revises the plan of care and interventions as appropriate.
  • Provides appropriate teaching interventions to each client’s status as appropriate.
  • Develops discharge plans.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of contraindications/precautions in relation to diagnosis and/or treatment.
  • Communicates with primary clinician and other clinical team members as needed to promote optimal patient care.
  • Participates and documents case conferences with other clinical team members as needed.

DOCUMENTATION

  • Completes documentation in accordance with Federal/State regulations, Agency Policy and per professional best practices.
  • Documents client’s level of understanding and response to teaching on every visit.
  • Documents functional status in terms that are measurable.
  • Documents on each visit client’s progress towards goals including barriers that impede progress.
  • Documents a skill for each billable visit.
  • Documents at point of care with the completion of the note the same day as the visit.
  • Complies with agency policy regarding computer transfers.
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Experience, Education and Licensure

Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Certified to practice by American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Registered to practice in the state where services are rendered. One year of experience under qualified supervision in a hospital or community health setting. Unless otherwise agreed upon by employer, employee must have a valid drivers license. Furthermore, employee shall have use of a vehicle during working times and insurance as a driver of that automobile. Must be familiar with MS Word, Outlook and Excel.

 

 


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