LHC Group. Inc

  • Pediatric Speech Therapist

    Location : Facility Name
    CBS San Antonio TX PDN
    Requisition ID
    Location : Postal Code
    Position Type
    Work Schedule
    Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)
    Location : City
    San Antonio
    Location : State/Province
  • Overview

    We are hiring a PRN Pediatric Speech Therapist for the San Antonio area. We offer flexible schedules and pay weekly!


    The Speech Therapist in Home Health is responsible for the assessment and evaluation of patient care needs related to treating speech and language disorders, and functional training in communication, swallowing, and cognitive impairments. Based on this assessment and evaluation, the Speech Therapist works to help determine a treatment plan, performs interventions aimed at improving and enhancing the patient's well being, and evaluates the patient's progress.


    Christus Home Care delivers high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

    Additional Details

    • Initiates evaluation and completes it within 3 days of receiving orders.
    • Evaluates the patient to determine rehab potential, identify needs, and set goals to be used in the team plan of care
    • Identifies appropriate parts of the evaluation when completion is not possible, prioritizes treatment, and completes per policy.
    • Seeks out resources in difficult cases
    • Sets initial STG's and LTG's.
    • Collaborates with patient and family in goal setting and achievement.
    • Schedules patient for appropriate time for therapy.
    • Identifies patient and family education needs
    • Attends PTC weekly and functions as an active participant of the ID team.
    • Collaborates with the team to establish interdisciplinary team goals.
    • Utilizes equipment in a proper and safe manner, reports broken or faulty equipment.
    • Follows medical regimen developed for the patient, is aware of and adheres to precautions if applicable (THR, TKR, Cardiac, Wound, etc.).
    • Utilizes safe treatment techniques to include compensatory methods for swallowing and communication.
    • Utilizes treatment approaches according to established SLP protocols and policies.
    • Selects proper diagnostic materials to assess all aspects of communication and/or swallowing function.
    • Utilizes alternatives or other innovative approaches as indicated
    • Interprets tests correctly. Makes accurate assessments after considering pertinent information, consults with supervisor of therapy or peers as needed.
    • Completes a bi-weekly summary in conjunction with the POC
    • Documents the ID progress notes daily or per session as indicated by changes in patient's condition or response to treatment.
    • Documents daily units of treatment on the charge sheet.
    • Writes orders on the physician order sheet as indicated according to hospital policy.
    • Documents on the POC form weekly
    • Completes D/C summary within 3 days of discharge
    • Completes appropriate discharge planning in the following areas:Provides home evaluation as indicated.Is aware of financial situation and plans care appropriately.Ensures that patient is aware of home/work place accessibility.Ensures patient awareness of needed equipment, and makes plans to secure it.Designs a home exercise program to address all pre-existing problems.Makes all appropriate referrals at D/C.
    • Serves as a member of the Performance Improvement team
    • Collects data monthly in regard to functional improvement and other areas as indicated to assist in outcome measurement.
    • Actively participates in department team meetings
    • Conducts in services for other staff members as needed or identified.


    License Requirements
    • Must be currently licensed in Speech Therapy in the state of practice.
    • Current CPR certification required.
    • Must have a current driver's license and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.


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