Cobble Hill LifeCare
  • 14-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • YourChoice at Home
  • NY, USA
  • Other

Cobble Hill Life Care: Your Choice at Home

Per-Diem Pediatric Speech Pathologist

The Per-Diem Pediatric Speech Pathologist is responsible for the planning and provision of speech and language rehabilitation services to patients in their homes; and to work with patient, family and/or others to provide training and/or assistive devices for speech and language rehabilitation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops a plan of treatment which encompasses treatment modalities, frequency of visits, expected outcome, and short term goals
  • Assesses patients and organizes a therapeutic plan of care for therapy including swallowing disorders
  • Evaluates test results to determine presence and extent of speech and language disorders or swallowing
  • Evaluates patient limitations and rehabilitation potential in collaboration with agency professional
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for the use of therapeutic devices and other equipment to maintain to maintain or restore maximum performance of speech and language
  • Considers the patient's psychological response to the effects of disease and changes in body image and speech
  • Addresses patient's needs in a treatment plan with realistic short-term and long term
  • Implements the plan of treatment under physician direction and in collaboration with agency professional
  • Provides speech and language rehabilitation services to achieve identified
  • Plans, directs and supervises patient, family and other appropriate health team personnel in the use of specific verbal/physical exercises and/or equipment to facilitate speech and language
  • Teaches use of adaptive equipment to patient, family, and other appropriate health team
  • Instructs patients, family, and other appropriate health team personnel in program exercises for continuation of maintenance program
  • Counsels patient/family to aid in interaction and adjustment to patient's functional limitations
  • Observes, records, and reports to the physician and program personnel, the patients' reaction to treatment and any changes.
  • Maintains communication with other persons providing care and provides information to these persons to further aid the rehabilitation process.
  • Reevaluates at the intervals mandated by Medicare guidelines on the 13 and 19th visit to ensure compliance for CHHA clients to detect progress attained and to modify plan as necessary.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a license and current registration to practice as a speech pathologist in the State of New York
  • Masters of Art in Speech Pathology
  • A minimum of 1 year experience as a speech pathologist working in a hospital, long-term care, rehab facility, or home health agency.
  • Experience working with pediatric population is a plus.


Physical Demands:

Must be able to make home visits in potentially unsafe and unsanitary home environments and be comfortable with travel on public transportation in potentially unsafe areas of community. Standing, sitting, walking long distances, bending, reaching, stretching, and climbing stairs may be required. Lifting up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 325 pounds utilizing an assistive device in the home environment may also be required.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising resident/patient care.


Health Requirements:

Adheres to the health requirements of New York State, including employment health assessment and annual health assessment.


Safety Equipment:

Flexible goggles with side shields, anti-reflex respirator, protective gowns, aprons, and gloves as needed.

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