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Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Therapy, PLC Home Health

Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: Bourbonnais, IL, US, 60914-1456

Company: Presence Health

Requisition ID: 64987

Ministry:  PLC Home Health Suburban

Location: PLC Home Health

Location Address:
179 East Bethel Drive, Bourbonnais, IL  60914-1456 United States (US)



Department: 20721050 Speech Therapy ELG 

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 0
Employment Status: PRN / Registry 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Day



The Speech Language Pathologist I identifies the speech, language or motor/swallowing disorder of the assigned patients, and assures this data is communicated and reported. Completes patient initial assessment and other appropriate evaluations accurately and thoroughly while being audited by random observation or performance improvement monitoring. Evaluates and treats patients using the principles and practices of speech-language pathology and in accordance with the patient’s age, developmental level and diagnosis. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team. Patient and family education is an integral part of the service offered.



  1. Evaluates patients and determines causal factors of speech and language impairments for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations as prescribed by a licensed physician.
  2. Gathers data related to patient’s communication or swallowing disorder and selects appropriate evaluation tools for the purpose of assessment. Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine the extent of the client’s impairment and the prognosis for improvement.
  3. Gathers data related to patient’s communication or swallowing disorder and selects appropriate evaluation tools for the purpose of assessment while being audited by random observation or performance improvement monitoring.
  4. Develops and implements individualized treatment programs for patients diagnosed as needing speech, language, or swallowing intervention by utilizing resources from other members of the health care team. Develops and maintains long-term and short-term treatment objectives for each patient.  Re-evaluates and modifies treatment programs as warranted.
  5. Counsels patients’ family members/significant others to ensure understanding of speech, language and swallowing impairment(s) and treatment.
  6. Recommends modification or changes in the patient’s treatment program to the referring physician based on evaluation of progress.  Confers as necessary with physicians concerning alternatives available.  Recommends to the referring physician the referral of patients to specialists in medicine, dentistry, psychology or other related areas. 
  7. Prepares written/computerized documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as assessment, evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, treatment session analysis, progress reports, discharge summaries, etc.
  8. Communicates observations, facts and comments with nursing and interdisciplinary team members, individually, and through interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure efficient coordination of the overall health care plan.
  9. Makes efficient use of direct and non-direct patient care time. Picks up additional patients and assists co-workers as needed.  Takes initiative to improve department productivity.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.





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.



Education and/or Experience                                                              

Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited institution required.


Experience as speech therapist in health care setting preferred.


Computer Skills                                                          

Proficient in Microsoft Office software (Word).


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Certification of Clinical Competence from ASHA, or eligibility for certification required.  If not certified upon hire, must meet eligibility requirements for the prerequisite Clinical Fellowship Year “CFY” within the nine month period allowed.  Current Illinois license or eligibility for licensure required.  CPR Certification required


Business Unit: PLC Home Health Suburban

Job FunctionRehabilitation Services 


EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

Job Segment: Pathology, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Geriatric, Medical, Healthcare

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