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Maxim Healthcare Staffing Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant - ST in Lynn, Massachusetts

Maxim Healthcare Staffing is seeking a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA). The SLPA assists the Speech Language Pathologist in providing speech and language services. The Speech Language Pathologist Assistant will have clinical, educational, documentation, and treatment related activities while working within the scope of responsibilities/ plan of care assigned by the Speech Language Pathologist and/or physician.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides components of a speech and language program as specified in the treatment plan developed by a supervising SLP in accordance with the physician’s plan of care according to state regulations

  • Self-identifies as SLPA to families, students, patients, clients, staff and others

  • Assists the SLP with speech, language, and hearing screenings without clinical interpretation

  • Assists the SLP during assessment of students, clients, and patients exclusive of administration and/or interpretation

  • Assists the SLP with bilingual translation during screening and assessment activities exclusive of interpretation

  • Provides timely and accurate documentation of student, client and patient performance and reports this information to the supervising SLP

  • Programs and provides instruction in the use of augmentative and alternative communication devices

  • Demonstrates or shares information with patients, families, caregivers, and staff regarding feeding strategies developed and directed by the SLP as State Practice Acts permit

  • May adapt educational materials and equipment for the purpose of providing intervention and/or meeting the individual patient, client, student needs

  • May serve as an interpreter for patients, clients, students, and families who do not speak English

  • Provides services under the supervision of the SLP in another language for individuals who do not speak English and English-language learners

  • May assist with clerical duties, such as preparing materials and scheduling activities, as directed by the SLP

  • Cleans and maintains equipment used in the field in accordance with manufactures guidelines

  • Reports reaction(s) to treatment or change(s) in condition of the patient, client, and student to the supervising SLP and alternate clinical designee as indicated

  • Maintains communication with the company and other personnel caring for the client, patient, student to assure that their efforts effectively complement each other and support the objectives outlined in the plan of care within the scope of practice

  • May participate in formal care conferences, parent conferences, and intra-disciplinary team meetings only with the presence of the supervising SLP

  • Supports the supervising SLP in research projects, in-service training, public relations programs and marketing programs

  • Provides information to emergency response agencies for individuals who have communication and/or swallowing disorders

  • Promotes early identification and early intervention activities

  • May present primary prevention information to individuals or groups known to be at risk for communication disorders

  • Exhibits compliance with The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations

  • Actively participates in the required supervision by a SLP to ensure quality of care to all persons served

  • Adheres to company policies and procedures

  • Consistently models company’s philosophy of customer service and compliance

  • Complies with applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding professional standards and practice standards

  • Shall achieve and maintain professional competence

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of a SLPA program with an associate’s degree, or have a bachelor’s degree in a speech-language pathology or communication disorders program

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 100 hours of supervised field work experience or its clinical experience equivalent

  • Current certification or licensure as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant in the State of Practice

  • Must comply with accepted professional standards and practice

  • One (1) year of prior professional Speech-Language Pathology Assistant experience preferred; home care experience preferred

  • Must possess and maintain current CPR certification in accordance with State regulation(s)

  • Current record of PPD or chest X-ray results, if applicable

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, coworkers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language may be required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

    Benefits

At Maxim Healthcare Staffing, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Maxim Healthcare Staffing

Maxim Healthcare Staffing has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and employees for more than 30 years. Our nationwide suite of services includes home healthcare, companion and behavioral care, healthcare staffing, and workforce solutions. Maxim's commitment to customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical staffing needs makes us a trusted partner wherever healthcare is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Staffing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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