Company: The Overlook
Location: West Springfield
Posted on: November 26, 2022
POSITION TITLE: Speech Therapist
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Clinical Manager
COMPANY: Overlook Visiting Nurse Association
Provides skilled speech therapy services in home and skilled
nursing settings consistent with ASHA professional standards and
MHS/OCAH policies. Participants in the development of programs
necessary to achieve objectives as they relate to patient care.
THE OVERLOOK WAY:
Culture of Excellence and Core Values:
All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and conduct
themselves at all times in support of the company's 28 Guiding
Principles and core values, which form the foundation of our unique
Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action
and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally
Respect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in
their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define
Compassion: understanding and sympathetic of others
Creativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordingly
Grace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or
PRINCIPLE DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Completes all documentation required and in accordance with state
and federal regulations and policy.
Perform patient assessments and evaluations to determine functional
level and establish a therapeutic program.
Develop a therapy plan of care with the overall plan of care to
include goals and discharge plans.
Document, within time frames, observations, patient's response to
treatment, treatment programs, degree of progress and notable
changes in patient condition.
Communicate and coordinates patient care with other members of the
patient's health care team.
Provide patient caregiver, and family teaching related to the
patient's speech therapy program and its maintenance.
Provide speech therapy in accordance with physician's orders and
accepted professional practices.
Assist the patient and/or family caregiver to procure needed
equipment or supplies.
Utilize appropriate hand washing, standard precautions and personal
Attend team member meetings and patient conferences. Provides proof
of attendance at mandatory or training programs.
Other duties as necessary.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Educational Requirements and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology program
Current license to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in the
state of Massachusetts
Must possess a current Driver's License and reliable
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must provide proof of physical with no limitations related to the
Principle Job Duties and Essential Functions as outlined above.
This includes but is not limited to standing, walking, sitting use
of fine motor skills, no restriction on upper or lower range of
motion or lifting ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The
ability to speak, hear, taste, smell. Unimpaired vision at
distances both near and far. No restrictions on peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May be exposed to
blood borne pathogens. May be subject to emotionally upset
residents, family members, personnel or visitors. Possible exposure
to the outdoors, unpleasant odors, house hold chemicals, and ill
Must be able to travel to multiple work sites with in the work day
using personal, fully insured vehicle.
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