The purpose of the Speech therapist position is to provide skilled Speech therapy services to patients of Covenant Home Health Agency. The Speech therapist is required to perform his/her duties in accordance with the current applicable Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations and Covenant established policies and procedures.
The Speech therapist is a Covenant Home Health employee. The Director of Nursing is responsible for recruiting, hiring, evaluating, and supervising therapists to provide services for Covenant
HHA. The HHA DON provides on-site supervision and communicates with the Administrator regarding all personnel issues regarding the Speech therapist.
Patient evaluations and effective administration of treatment programs, develop and
implement clinical and educational components of the Speech‐Language Pathology
Program, actively participate on the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team and contribute
to facility marketing activities.
The Speech therapist will function in accordance with the state of Arizona professional standards, the state’s Speech therapist practices act which can be found at the HHA or Human Resources. The therapist will also follow Covenant Home Health policies and procedures covering the scope of services offered by the therapy department.
• Review and evaluate physician’s referral and patient’s medical record to determine
speech-language therapy program required.
• Evaluate each patient’s current level of functioning using approved evaluation
techniques, tests and observations, and prepare written treatment programs based on
• Administer a prescribed speech therapy program to restore and maintain maximum
function and prevent disability using a range of therapeutic modalities.
• Coordinate speech therapy services with occupational therapy, physical therapy and the nursing department.
• Maintain appropriate documentation in the patient chart, and re‐evaluate patient
progress and revise treatment programs when necessary.
• Communicate speech therapy philosophy and treatment approaches and goals to
patients, families and other members of the rehabilitation team.
• Assume primary responsibility for the management and documentation of the patient/client program according to ASHA Standards of Care.
• Prepare and submit timely clinical documentation for billing.
• Adhere to Agency mission, Code of Conduct, policies and procedures, and all
state and federal regulations.
• Assume responsibility for the safety of patients while in speech session.
• Full utilization of technology provided to document and enhance client care.
• Any and all other duties as assigned.
Masters degree in Speech‐Language Pathology from an accredited school, and a valid
registered license for the state in which employed.
• Understanding of communication disorders resulting from neurological impairments.
• Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech‐Language Pathology (CCC‐SLP) from the
American Speech‐Language‐Hearing Association (ASHA) preferred.
• Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills,
and basic math skills.
• Effective interpersonal skills with strong focus on customer service.