• Speech Therapist - CHANS Home Health & Hospice

    Job Locations US-ME-Brunswick
    Job ID
    2016-1245
    Job Type
    Per Diem
    Category
    Therapy
    Unit
    Speech Therapy
    Shift
    Monday - Friday; minimal Saturday coverage
    Hours per Week
    Per Diem
  • Overview

    Measures and evaluates, in a home or boarding home setting, the language abilities, auditory processes, and speech production and/or treatment of persons with speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders.  Assists the patient in establishing the optimum communication system to express physical, emotional, and social needs.

    Responsibilities

    • Accurately develops and plans programs involving, but not limited to, dysphasia evaluation/treatment:  instruction in esophageal speech techniques:  evaluation/treatment of receptive/expressive aphasia, dysarthria, confused language, voice disorders and cleft palate; and the consultation of communication augmentation systems.
    • Provides accurate, complete and timely documentation related to each patient according to agency guidelines and third party payer requirements.

    • Recommends/consults regarding augmentation communication devices which meet the specific needs of the patient population

    • Participates as agency liaison in training CHANS employees and in educating the community to the role & function of speech therapy.

    Qualifications

    • Maine State licensure
    • Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent composition skills
    • Valid Maine driver’s license and own transportation

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