Speech Language Pathologist - CCS Home Health - Montgomery

Kaiser Permanente   •  

Portland, OR

Less than 5 years

Posted 180 days ago

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Description: The speech language pathologist provides home care services to Kaiser Permanente patients in community based and facility settings. This position may provide therapy services to patients in the home health, hospice, home infusion, palliative care, or other programs under the direction of the patient's physician(s) to provide quality health care outcomes and facilitate the achievement of maximum independence of the patient utilizing health care resources within Kaiser Permanente and the community. This care is provided through coordinating the delivery of high quality, cost-effective skilled, rehabilitative or palliative care as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides skilled speech and language pathology services consistent with agency policy, state practice acts, and applicable state and federal regulations as directed by the patient's physician.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior supporting regional and departmental policies, procedures goals and values. Activities include performing initial and ongoing assessments of patient rehab potential, functional and compensatory communication skills/abilities and needs, swallowing function, cognition, ability to participate in therapy, safety in the home environment, compliance with physician ordered care (including medications), psychosocial status, need for community resources and home health/hospice services. Actively seeks opportunity for continued professional growth and knowledge.
  • Develops and implements an individualized care plan utilizing departmental and community resources in a cost-effective manner. Skilled plan of speech and language pathology care includes utilizing therapeutic exercises/ activities and adaptive equipment based on patient assessment and understanding of treatment risks and benefits relevant to the patient's medical condition, rehabilitation potential and prognosis.
  • Coordinates the delivery of speech and language pathology care with nursing, social worker, aide, therapy, insurance case management, equipment suppliers, outpatient, inpatient, long-term care, hospice and community resources which results in effective utilization of resources and the timely attainment of achievable care goals.
  • Participates in quality and performance improvement activities within the department including but not limited to measurement and continuous improvement of clinical competency, regulatory compliance, outcome achievement, resource management, work team performance, and customer satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience in evaluation and treatment of adults with swallowing, speech and language disorders.
  • Experience as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Master's degree in speech and language pathology.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Certification of clinical competency.
  • Licensed SLP in Oregon and Washington. Requires license in primary state, (Oregon or Washington) prior to first day of employment. Application for licensure in secondary state must be made within six (6) weeks of start date. Licenses in both states required within six (6) months of hire.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Basic Life Support CPR card for Health Care Provider. Valid card must be obtained prior to patient contact and within two weeks of hire.
  • NPI.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
  • Able to learn to operate a laptop computer to perform clinical documentation.
  • Able to adapt quality speech-language pathology care and rehabilitation into a patient's home setting.
  • Demonstrates competency in the use of speech and language equipment in the home care setting.
  • Able to prioritize patient needs to achieve attainable treatment goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of teaching/learning principles.
  • Working knowledge of interdisciplinary care coordination.
  • Keyboarding or typing skills.
  • Note: This position requires completion of a typing test.
  • Note:This position requires a reliable automobile to travel to and from patient homes.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • One-two (1-2) years of clinical experience providing speech language pathology in a home care or rehabilitation setting.
  • Recent experience caring for chronically ill and geriatric patients.
  • Experience as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Working knowledge of the managed care industry.
  • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.
  • Knowledge of care for the chronically ill and frail elderly.
  • Knowledge of palliative care for the terminally ill patient.
  • Able to work autonomously and manage their case load.
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Excellent written&verbal communication skills.
  • Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems including the use of laptop/notebook computers.