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The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) provides direct clinical care for patients with speech, language, cognitive and/or swallowing disabilities. Participates as a team member in an interdisciplinary patient care environment and keeps current with the latest speech and language pathology techniques that are appropriate for the patients of Johns Hopkins Home Care Group (JHHCG). Participates in interdisciplinary training programs and provides in-services to health care personnel within JHHCG as well as to outside groups regarding current speech and language pathology techniques. Maintains patient records, while in compliance with specified standards. Maintains current practice techniques as determined by the Maryland Board of Speech and Language Pathology Board of Examiners. The SLP shall have knowledge of emergency preparedness and infection control in accordance with JCAHO and Medicare guidelines as well as those of JHHCG. Reports to the Clinical Manager.
This is a part-time, per-visit, field-based position, covering all of Anne Arundel County. The work schedule is flexible, 8-24 hours per week.
Performs comprehensive evaluation of patient, establish a treatment plan that reflects the patients’ dysfunction and goals as addressed in the evaluation and physician orders, and adheres to the specified frequency and duration ordered by the physician.
Completes clear, concise, timely, accurate and function/goal oriented documentation of care provided in accordance with Agency, state and federal regulations.
Communication with all other providers of patient care to ensure the coordination of service directed toward consistent patient outcomes.
Provide and conduct discharge planning throughout the course of the treatment that is communicated to the patient, caregiver, and interdisciplinary team. Complete the discharge summary at the end of treatment.
Ongoing evaluation and communication of patient status and response to therapy to the home care physician and obtains written orders for changes.
Maintains and enhances current knowledge base by regular attendance at in-services and continuing education programs, including specific content required by agency policy and/or regulation (i.e., infection control, home safety management). Meets quarterly in-service hour requirement.
Participates in additional duties as needed to promote the growth of our department.
Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology and completion of Clinical Fellowship Year
One year of clinical experience; acute/subacute/home health preferred.
Certification in Adult and Pediatric CPR
Valid Maryland Driver’s License
Current MD Speech Therapy License
Current Auto Insurance
Understand normal communication and oropharyngeal swallowing functions
Speech therapy needs of the patient requiring home health care
Scope of practice of the speech therapist in Maryland
Current application of speech therapy evaluation and treatment for patients requiring home health care
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with patients/care givers, and staff at all levels
Ability to function efficiently, effectively and independently
Excellent time and organizational skills
Good oral and written communication skills with a diverse patient population and all members of the health care team
Legible written communication
Identify the health care needs of patients seen in a home health care setting
Ability to anticipate and assess patient response to treatment, making appropriate adjustment to the treatment plan.
Able to identify organizational system issues and contribute to the problem solving process.
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.