Full-Time Speech Therapist Job at Mederi Caretenders, Gainesville, FL

  • Mederi Caretenders
  • Gainesville, FL

Job Description

We are hiring for a Speech Therapist. Full-Time or Part-Time (20 hour minimum a week)

At Mederi Caretenders Gainesville, a part of LHC Group, we embrace a culture of caring, belonging, and trust and enjoy the meaningful connections that come from it: for the whole patient, their families, each other, and the communities we serve—it truly is all about helping people. You can find a home for your career here. 

As a Speech Therapist, you can expect:

  • the ability to build in-person trusted therapist-patient relationships
  • continuing education and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • independence and autonomy
  • career growth possibilities

Give your passion to serve others and your drive for better, more advanced quality healthcare.

The Speech Therapist in Home Health is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to treating speech and language disorders, and functional training in communication, swallowing, and cognitive impairments. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Speech Therapist works to help determine a treatment plan, performs interventions aimed at improving and enhancing the patients well-being, and evaluates the patients progress.

Provides services within the scope of practice as defined by the state laws governing the practice of speech therapy, in accordance with the plan of care, and in coordination with other members of the health care team.

Evaluates the patients level of function,, status of all body systems as required for CMS documentation, and speech therapy needs using standardized and/or criterion referenced tools. Consults with the physician in the development of the therapy plan of care.

Treats patients speech production, fluency, language, cognition, voice, resonance, swallowing, and auditory habilitation/rehabilitation using evidence based standards of practice.

Observes, records, and reports to the nurse supervisor and/or physician the patients response to treatment and changes in the patients condition.

Instructs the patient, the family and/or caregiver and other members of the health care team in areas of therapy within the scope of speech-language pathology.

Visits patients within the entire service area of their respective agency and other nearby LHC agencies as needed.

According to plan of treatment, completes a progress note for each visit, and submits progress notes per LHC policy.

Completes all patient evaluations and develops the ST plan of care within state specific guidelines. Reports outcomes of evaluation, goals, and anticipated projected frequency of care to nurse supervisor within 24 hours of the evaluation.

License Requirements

  • Must be currently licensed in Speech Therapy
  • Current CPR certification
  • Must have a current drivers license and vehicle insurance

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