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JGS Lifecare Speech Language Pathologist-Per Diem in Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Speech-Language Pathologist - Per- Diem (Home Care) JGS Lifecare, located in the quaint town of Longmeadow, MA, has been the proud caretaker of the elderly within the local community for over 100 years! Founded on the Jewish principle of respecting age as a blessing, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering the best in elder care services to people of every faith and every background. So, as we enter our second century, we are excited to introduce a new range of services and updates to serve our life-long commitment to our community. Our spacious campus has a full-array of services including Skilled Nursing, Senior Living and Community programs that consist of traditional long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, memory care, assisted living, hospice and day health support services. Our employees are an outstanding team of professionals who go above-and-beyond each day with their compassionate care to our residents and the individuals we serve. JGS is looking for a Speech-Language Pathologist to join its team. The SLP evaluates, treats and rehabilitates clients by providing them with necessary therapeutic intervention. The SLP maintains pertinent documentation, carries out appropriate treatment plans and contributes to discharge planning. We Are Looking for Someone Who Can: Completes screens (as scheduled) Completes evaluation and accompanying documentation at the time of the evaluation Obtains and verifies physician orders prior to initiation of evaluation Payer source is identified and secured prior to initiation of evaluation Identifies objective findings and problems Establishes appropriate short/long term goals Document progress in attainment of goals on a timely basis Utilizes current body of knowledge, skills and techniques Interacts with clients/families in an appropriate, safe and professional manner Designs adaptive equipment and orthotics Designs and/or implements home programs as appropriate Communicates appropriate referrals to team members and/or supervisors Assists in the development and implementation of new programs/techniques to enhance therapy services (as assigned) Balances and maintains an appropriate caseload to meet company and agency productivity standards Initiates and follows through with restorative programs as appropriate Attends patient care meetings (as assigned)and actively participates Follows through with discharge planning, including: equipment ordering, family teaching, home safety recommendations and discharge documentation (as appropriate) Maintains QI documents accurately (as assigned) Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. We Are Looking for Someone Who Is: Master's degree (M.S.) from four-year college or university; related experience and or training; or equivalent combination and experience. What Schedules are Available? Per-Diem