VCN Therapist Jobs

Virtual Career Network Healthcare mobile logo

Job Information

LHC Group Speech Therapist in Alexandria, Louisiana

Company Overview

Using discretion and independent judgment, the Speech Therapist (ST)/Language Pathologist (SLP) provides age-appropriate services for adult to geriatric patients, including the following: comprehensive assessment of cognitive communication skills and/or swallowing function, direct treatment to individuals and groups, development of a home exercise program, patient/family instruction, participation in team and family conferences, evaluation and selection of adaptive equipment, participation in PI programs, and documentation of services according to hospital and department standards. Must possess an understanding of the physical, mental, psychological, and social needs of the patients.

This is a PRN position

CHRISTUS Dubuis Hospital of Alexandria, a part of LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and home and community-based services, we deliver 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.

Essential Functions

  • 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.

Education & Experience

  • Formal Education: Master's Degree

  • Experience: Less than 6 months

  • License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes

  • Master's degree from a program satisfying the American Speech-Language/Hearing Association's academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

  • ASHA certification in Speech/Language Pathology or in the process of completing a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY).

  • CPR certification.

  • Current state license in Speech/Language Pathology or provisional license in CFY.

    Equal Opportunity Employer – vets, disability.

An equal opportunity employer

LHC Group is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status. To learn more about the opportunities for you with LHC Group and our affiliates, contact one of our Human Resources team members at 1.866.LHC.Group.

Found here: