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  • Speech Language Pathologist - PRN for the Altoona Area

    Posted Date 4 months ago(4 months ago)
    Job ID
    2018-4544
    Company
    Senior LIFE Altoona
    Location
    US-PA-Altoona
    Category
    Rehab Therapy
    Type
    Casual/PRN
    Education Level
    License
    Experience Needed
    1-3 years
    Salary Info
    Based on Experience
  • Overview

    PRN/Casual - Altoona, Pa

     

    Senior LIFE is an innovative home and community based Medicare and Medicaid funded program which provides all-inclusive healthcare services and support to seniors living in the community. Senior LIFE makes it possible for seniors to remain at home, enjoying the comfort and reassurance of familiar surroundings while receiving the care they need.  Senior LIFE staff live the mission of the program.  Our team is committed to partnering with our seniors to remain at home through promoting open communication and shared decision making while providing excellent care and services.

    Responsibilities

    The Speech Language Pathologist’s responsibilities will begin with thorough assessments and new member evaluations, and carry through integrated care, interventions and ongoing review to ensure innovative, effective and quality treatment is delivered to all participants. Day to day responsibilities include:

     

    • Evaluating and reassessing members based on feedback from interdisciplinary teams, caregivers and personal observation, and developing care plan elements accordingly
    • Assisting in the development of care plans, specific to communication, dysphagia, cognition and speech/language deficits, with frequent reassessments and care plan adjustments as members’ abilities and needs change
    • Recommending and implementing therapeutic interventions based on individual member needs and requests
    • Visiting in-home members and creating/executing comprehensive care plans based on immediate and ongoing needs
    • Educating family and caregivers on advanced care plans and in-home needs
    • Documenting daily clinical notes and screens for use in future interventions and cross-team activity
    • Observing meal/snack times for pervasive challenges surrounding food consistency, and reporting these observations to the interdisciplinary team along with recommendations for diet/liquid consistencies
    • Reviewing and participating in individual and group quality data analysis, as presented

     

    Qualifications

    Due to the hands-on nature of this role, the ability to develop and foster positive, caring, productive relationships with elderly members and their families is essential, as is the desire to work in a unique environment with a unique, integrated approach to care services. The Speech Language Pathologist will be a highly visibleand  critical member of the Senior LIFE team, with significant influence and input with regards to member and center-wide initiatives. All applicants must be Pennsylvania-licensed speech-language pathologists with ASHA certification, with at least one year of experience in this role for an elderly community. Candidates must have significant clinical competency with geriatric populations, plus a valid state driver’s license.

     

     

     

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