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Speech Therapist-Growing Elder Service Plan !

Speech Therapist-Growing Elder Service Plan !

Job ID 
4931
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-MA-Springfield
Posted Date 
9/15/2017
Category 
Other

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Overview

About Fallon Health:

 

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.

                                                                    

About Summit ElderCare:

 

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.

Brief Summary of Purpose:

Resposnsible of speech therapy services to SE participants. Performs assessments of participants’ physical and cognitive abilities and provides treatment as indicated. Participates in care planning and interdisciplinary team meetings as requested by Lead therapist. Provides all services in accordance with applicable regulations as well as FCHP and SE policies and procedures.  

Responsibilities

  • Assures that all speech therapy assessments are completed and documented in a timely manner.
  • Works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team (IDT), participants and caregivers to meet participants’ speech therapy needs.
  • Assures that problems, goals and interventions related to speech therapy are documented in the participant’s record, communicated in a timely manner and evaluated at appropriate intervals.
  • Provides treatment to participants in their home setting as needed.
  • Evaluates needs of EOL/AD participants; provides education, instruction to participant and/or family, consistent with their plan of care.
  • Provides education to participants and caregivers to allow them to carry out therapeutic activities at home when indicated.
  • Participates in rehabilitation services related data collection and quality surveillance as required.
  • Documents all direct care encounters in the participants’ record to facilitate submission of claims and diagnostic data to FCHP systems.
  • Attends regular staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology program accredited by ASHA

 

License/Certifications:

Licensed as a Speech Language pathologist in Massachusetts. Certificate of Clinical Competence.

CPR certification or willingness to obtain certification within 60 days of hire.   

 

Experience:

At least one year experience working with a frail or elderly population in a health care setting. 

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