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Speech Therapist

Company: The Overlook
Location: West Springfield
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Speech Therapist


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.


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 culture.

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 it
Compassion: understanding and sympathetic of others
Creativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordingly
Grace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes


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 protective equipment.
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 functions.

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 transportation


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 patients.

Must be able to travel to multiple work sites with in the work day using personal, fully insured vehicle.



Keywords: The Overlook, Springfield , Speech Therapist, Other , West Springfield, Massachusetts

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