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Career Opportunities

Heal At Home Healthcare is dedicated to providing the best possible working environment to its staff and best possible rehabilitative care to its patients. In order to achieve both goals it is paramount that our employees make a strong commitment to their fellow team members through sound action and behavior. Although each team member has a unique responsibility within our organization, all team member roles are of equal importance and all team members will be treated with the highest level of admiration and respect.

Heal At Home Healthcare encourages the professional growth of their employees and will invest time and effort in helping their team members development an exciting and rewarding career.In order to achieve both goals it is paramount that our employees make a strong commitment to their fellow team members through sound action and behavior. Although each team member has a unique responsibility within our organization, all team member roles are of equal importance and all team members will be treated with the highest level of admiration and respect. Heal At Home Healthcare encourages the professional growth.

Director of Nursing Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Administrator

JOB SUMMARY:
Overall responsibility for planning, direction, coordination, management and supervision
of all clinical functions and services provided by the Agency. Assures quality of care in
accordance with professional standards and services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assures Agency compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
• Hires qualified staff and supervises all clinical activities and staff.
• Provides guidance and support for supervisory, clinical and office staff.
• Communicates regularly with the Administrator and submits reports as requested.
• Aids in the Agency’s goal of retaining qualified personnel by appropriately hiring,
orienting, training, evaluating and disciplining personnel according to Agency
policy.
• Ensures compliance with all policies and procedures, applicable laws, regulations
and standards including but not limited to the CMS Conditions of Participation.
• Participates in the review, analysis and appraisal of the effectiveness of the total
Agency program.
• Participates in short-range and long-range Agency planning.
• Maintains current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and standards.
• Ensures that care and service delivery meets patients’ needs and is in compliance
with professional practice standards.
• Ensures coordination of care by all healthcare team members.
• Assists in the review, and revision of policies and procedures for health care
delivery.
• Maintains confidentiality of information in compliance with HIPAA regulations
and Agency policies.
• Assures accuracy of plans of treatment and ICD-9 diagnosis codes.
• Active participant in the Agency’s Quality Assurance program.
• Participates in various community activities as requested.
• Represents the Agency in a positive and professional manner.
• Ensures staff are adequately trained and supervised.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Currently licensed in the State of Florida.
• Minimum of two (2) years of home care experience and one (1) year supervisory
experience.
• Able to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages an asset.
• Emotional and mental maturity.
• Valid state driver’s license and current automobile insurance.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Current CPR card.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient
care.

 

 

Registered Nurse Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
Plans, coordinates, provides and documents care for patients in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards and Agency policies and procedures. Adheres to Medicare and Medicaid regulations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs initial and ongoing patient assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders.
• Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
• Provides skilled nursing care within the nursing scope of practice.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
• Initiates case conferences to discuss multidisciplinary team responsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, to assure patient care needs are met.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Supervises Licensed Practical Nurses at least every 30 days and must include a visit to the patient’s home with or without the LPN present.
• Supervises home health aides and ensures supervisory visits are performed every two weeks with or without the aide present, in the patient’s home.
• Supervises homemakers and companion as required by state law.
• Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
• Knowledgeableoffederal,stateregulationsandAgency’spoliciesandprocedures regarding patient care.
• Coordinates patient care and/or services.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
• Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team membersofanychangesinthepatient’sconditionandtheneedtomodifytheplan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
• Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.
• Experience as an RN commensurate with one of the following:
• One (1) year acute care experience within the last two (2) years;
• One (1) year home healthcare experience within the last two (2) years;
• One year community health or public health experience within the last two (2) years;
• One (1) year outpatient facility experience within the last two (2) years.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

Licensed Practical Nurse Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing / RN

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides physician ordered skilled nursing care to patients in their homes under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Adheres to the plan of care and interim physicians’ orders.Providescareand/orservicesinaccordancewithprofessionalstandards,applicable laws and regulations and Agency policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Providesskillednursingcarewithinthenursingscopeofpractice, thestandardof care, and as ordered on the plan of care and in compliance with physician orders.
• Is supervised by the RN in the patient’s home with or without the LPN present at lease every 30 days.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and statelawsandregulations,andAgencypoliciesandprocedures.Documentationis reviewed by the agency supervising staff.
• Participatesincaseconferencestodiscussmultidisciplinaryteamresponsibilities, patientprogress,plansforcontinuedcare,toassurethatpatientcareneedsaremet.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Knowledgeable of federal, state regulations, nurse practice acts and Agency’s policies and procedures regarding patient care.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and in a timely manner.
• Notifies the physician and the RN/Director of Nursing of any changes in the patient’s condition and the need to modify the plan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
• Current state licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
• Minimum of two (2) years experience in a health care setting.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

Physical Therapist Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
Evaluates, plans, and administers comprehensive physical therapy modalities/regimes to patients in their place of residence for the purpose of developing and restoring function through rehabilitative physical therapy as prescribed by a physician.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs initial and ongoing patient assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders.
• Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
• Provides skilled physical therapy modalities within the therapy scope of practice.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
• Participatesincaseconferencestodiscussmultidisciplinaryteamresponsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, etc.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Supervises Physical Therapy Assistants to assure patient care needs are met.
• Supervision includes regularly scheduled patient record reviews, conferences and avisittothepatienthomebythePTwithorwithoutthePTApresentatleastevery 30 days unless state laws or COP’s require more frequently.
• Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
• Knowledgeableoffederal,stateregulationsandAgency’spoliciesandprocedures regarding patient care.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
• Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team membersofanychangesinthepatient’sconditionandtheneedtomodifytheplan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.
• Assures Physical therapy assistants perform services planned and delegated.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Successful completion of a physical therapy program approved by the American PhysicalTherapyAssociationortheCouncilonMedicalEducationandHospitals of the American Medical Association, or both. If licensed or registered prior to 1966, meets the alternative qualifications cited in the Medicare Conditions of Participation, Section 405.12 December 31, 1977.
• Current licensure as an Registered Physical Therapist in the state in which he/she is practicing [Florida].
• Minimum of two (2) years experience as an Physical Therapist.
• The Physical Therapist who supervises Physical Therapy Assistants must have two years of home care experience and one year of supervisory experience.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

Physical Therapist Assistant Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Physical Therapist / Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides skilled therapy interventions and treatments to patients in their homes under the supervisionofaRegisteredPhysicalTherapist.Adherestotheplanofcareandphysicians’ orders.Providescareand/orservicesinaccordancewithprofessionalstandards,applicable laws and regulations and Agency policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides skilled physical therapy interventions within the therapy scope of practice,thestandardofcare,andasorderedontheplanofcareandincompliance with physician orders.
• Performs services planned, delegated and supervised by the physical therapist.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
• Participatesincaseconferencestodiscussmultidisciplinaryteamresponsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, to assure patient needs are met.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Knowledgeableoffederal,stateregulationsandAgency’spoliciesandprocedures regarding patient care.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
• Notifiesthephysician,theRegisteredPhysicalTherapist,DirectorofNursingand other health care team members of any changes in the patient’s condition and the need to modify the plan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.
• Is supervised at least every 30 days unless state laws require more frequently by the Physical therapist.
Supervision includes regularly scheduled patient record reviews, conferences and visits to the patient’s home by the PT with or without the PTA present.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduateofatwo-yearcollege-levelprogramapprovedbytheAmericanPhysical Therapy Association.
• LicensedasaPhysicalTherapyAssistantinthestateinwhichhe/sheispracticing [Florida].
• Minimumoftwo(2)yearsPhysicalTherapyAssistantexperienceinahealthcare setting.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

Occupational Therapist Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
Evaluates,plans,andadministerscomprehensiveoccupationaltherapymodalities/regimes topatients intheirplaceofresidence forthepurposeofdevelopingandrestoringfunction through rehabilitative occupational therapy as prescribed by a physician.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs initial and ongoing patient assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders.
• Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
• Provides skilled physical therapy modalities within the therapy scope of practice.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
• Participatesincaseconferencestodiscussmultidisciplinaryteamresponsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, etc.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Supervises Occupational Therapy Assistant in planned and delegated services performed for compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards and assuring patient care needs are met.
• Supervision includes regularly scheduled patient record reviews, conferences and a visit to the patient’s home with or without the COTA present at least every 30 days unless state laws requires more frequently.
• Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
• Knowledgeableoffederal,stateregulationsandAgency’spoliciesandprocedures regarding patient care.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
• Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team membersofanychangesinthepatient’sconditionandtheneedtomodifytheplan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduate of an Occupational Therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical association and the American Occupational Therapy Association; or,
• Is eligible for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association; or,
• Hastwo(2)yearsofexperienceasanOccupationalTherapist,andhasachieveda satisfactory grade on
a proficiency examination conducted, approved, or sponsored by the US Public Health Service except for those individuals initially licensed by the State or seeking qualification as an Occupational Therapist after December 31, 1977.
• Current licensure as an Occupational Therapist in the state in which he/she is practicing [Florida].
• Minimum of two (2) years experience as an Occupational Therapist.
• Occupational Therapists who supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs) must have two (2) years
home care experience and one (1) year supervisory experience.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

Occupational Therapist Assistant Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Occupational Therapist / Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides skilled therapy interventions and treatments to patients in their homes under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist. Adheres to the plan of care and physicians’ orders. Provides care and/or services in accordance with professional standards, applicable laws and regulations and Agency policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides skilled occupational therapy interventions within the therapy scope of practice, the standard of care, and as ordered on the plan of care, delegated and supervised by the Occupational Therapist, in compliance with physician orders.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
• Participatesincaseconferencestodiscussmultidisciplinaryteamresponsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, to assure patient needs are met.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Knowledgeableoffederal,stateregulationsandAgency’spoliciesandprocedures regarding patient care.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
• Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team membersofanychangesinthepatient’sconditionandtheneedtomodifytheplan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.
• Is supervised by the OT which includes regularly scheduled patient record reviews, conferences and visit to the patient’s home with or without the COTA present at least every 30 days unless state law or COP’s requires more frequently.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduate of an accredited two-year college-level program approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
• Licensed as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in the state of practice.
• Minimumoftwo(2)yearsOccupationalTherapyAssistantexperienceinahealth care setting.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

Medical Assistant Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
The duties, of a Medical Assistant, are to document the dictated patient history, physical examination, family, social, and past medical history by the home health field clinician team. Other duties include documenting procedures, lab results, dictated radiographic impressions made by the supervising physician and any other information pertaining to the patient’s encounter in the home health setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Medical Assistant is assigned to work with one physician per Oasis.
  • Enter information from the physician’s history, physical and medication list into the assessment for the clinician’s review.
  • Listen to the clinician’s patient interview and examination.
  • Document the clinician’s dictated patient history, including history of present illness, review of systems, past medical and surgical history, family and social histories, medications, allergies and OASIS assessments.
  • Document physical examination findings and procedures as performed by the clinician.
  • Document the correct time of patient care related activities, family communication and re-examination of the patient.
  • Produce medical reports, correspondence, records, patient-care information, statistics, medical research, and administrative material.
  • When the clinician concludes the patient’s encounter, the clinician will review all documentation completed by the Medical Assistant, make any necessary amendments, and sign the chart. The clinician is ultimately responsible for documentation of the patient’s encounter.
  • All orders for patient care must be communicated by the licensed clinician, not the Medical Assistant.
  •    Medical Assistants do not participate in any patient care and should refer all requests related to patient care to the responsible physician or nursing staff; including, but not limited to, transporting specimens, answering phones, assisting patients, calling physicians, etc.
  •    Maintain and demonstrate an understanding of the team approach to patient care and documentation.
  •    Complete and present the medical record in collaboration with the supervising clinician.
  •    Pursue continuing education through clinical experiences to enhance skills and knowledge in the promotion of quality documentation.
  •    Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  •    Be responsive to improvement opportunities in a positive manner
  •    Communicate in a professional and respectful manner to the assessing clinician’s, management and QA staff.
  •    Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to document patient care as dictated by an assessing clinician in a legible and clear manner, following all local, state, and federal guidelines for documentation.
  •    Demonstrate an ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy in accordance with governing HIPAA regulations.
  •    Demonstrate organizational ability to maintain and coordinate multiple forms, EMR and any other types of documentation used by home health agency.
  •    Treat all information, data and training materials utilized in the scope of the Medical Assistant position with complete confidentiality and security.
  •    Cooperates fully with all risk management activities and investigations.
  •    Observes and complies with home health Safe Practice, safety policies and emergency procedures.
  • Collateral Responsibilities
    • Reports to Supervisor and/or CEO
    • Follow schedule assigned by supervisor and complete all necessary projects assigned by supervisor and/or CEO
    • Document daily tasks completed and submit documentation to supervisor at the end of each day.
    • Take and forward any complaints made by customers, physicians or community members to the supervisor.
    • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in a team environment.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Provide compelling interaction with both existing and potential future supervisors, teammates.
  • Perform in a manner consistent with organizational mission, methods and values.
  • Provide information as required to ensure proper growth.
  • Maintain good business relationship with referral sources, community members and team members
  • Consistently comply with the policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook and the Staff Declaration.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Graduate
  • Minimum one year of experience
  • Ability to multi-task and consistently communicate in a professional manner
  • Completion of a medical terminology course or one year medical terminology experience in a clinical setting 6. Punctuality and preparedness for all shifts and work-related activities
  • Professional appearance is required. Must comply with dress code
  • Ability to check and respond to all correspondence, including email, phone calls or text messages in a timely manner.  
  • Ability to solve problems via intuitive thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven highly effective communication skills
  • Preferred Requirements:
  • College level education including health or medical related courses
  • Upper level knowledge of medical terminology
  • Upper level typing/computer skills
  • Fluent in a foreign language, preferably Spanish and willing to obtain certification as a translator
  • Be professional in appearance and attitude and able to communicate clearly in English with staff who are users in    the network environment.
  • Attend all training sessions and pursuing a higher level of achievement at all times.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Demands include: prolonged sitting; talking; hearing; listening; prolonged viewing computer monitor; use of hands and arms in reaching, handling or manipulating objects or controls; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work environment: indoor work environment; minimal noise level

Speech Therapist Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
Evaluates, plans, and administers comprehensive speech therapy modalities/regimens as prescribed by a physician to patients with speech, voice, language, cognitivecommunicative and oral-pharyngeal swallowing disorders in their place of residence for the purpose of improving and/or restoring speech and/or swallowing functions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs accurate and comprehensive initial and ongoing speech, language and swallowing assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders.
• Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
• Provides skilled physical therapy modalities within the therapy scope of practice.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
• Participatesincaseconferencestodiscussmultidisciplinaryteamresponsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, to assure patient care needs are met.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Supervises Speech Therapy Assistants in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards.
• Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
• Knowledgeableoffederal,stateregulationsandAgency’spoliciesandprocedures regarding patient care.
• Coordinates patient care and/or services.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
• Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team membersofanychangesinthepatient’sconditionandtheneedtomodifytheplan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s Level Graduate in the area of Speech Therapy or Speech Language Pathology from an accredited university of college.
• Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American speech Language and Hearing Association.
• For Medicare Certified Agencies:
• Meets the education and experience requirements for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech pathology or audiology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; or
• Meetstheeducationrequirementsforcertificationandisintheprocessof accumulating the supervised experience required for certification.
• Current valid state Speech Therapy license.
• Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Speech Therapist.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages an asset.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

Medical Social Worker Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides psychosocial assessments, diagnosis and treatment to patients in their place of residenceasprescribedbyaphysician,toassistthepatient/familymember(s)/caregiver(s) developeffective copingskillsinresponsetothepatient’sdiagnosis,treatment and/orlife situation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Performs initial and ongoing patient assessments in response to patients’ needs and in accordance with physician orders.
• Initiates a written plan of care, re-evaluates and updates the plan as necessary.
• Provides medical social work modalities within the scope of practice.
• Documents skilled care and/or services provided in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and Agency policies and procedures.
• Participatesincaseconferencestodiscussmultidisciplinaryteamresponsibilities, patient progress, plans for continued care, etc.
• Addressesandsupportspatient/familyculturalpractices,aslongassuchpractices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course medical therapy.
• Promotes and provides patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient’s/ family’s cultural, ethnic, and/or personal needs or preferences.
• Plans patient discharge appropriately; provides information about community resources to address patient ongoing needs.
• Knowledgeableoffederal,stateregulationsandAgency’spoliciesandprocedures regarding patient care.
• Communicates with all members of the health care team, including physicians appropriately and timely.
• Notifies the physician, the Director of Nursing and other health care team membersofanychangesinthepatient’sconditionandtheneedtomodifytheplan of care.
• Maintains currency of knowledge and skills.
• Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement program.
• Attends Agency meetings and in-service programs as required.
• Obtains appropriate number of continuing education credits to maintain relicensure status.
• Maintains confidentiality of patient and Agency information at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s degree from a licensed school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
• Current state clinical social worker license in the state of practice.
• Minimum of one (1) year experience of social work experience in a health care setting.
• Current CPR card.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Valid state driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of current automobile insurance.
• Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.

 

Home Health Aide/Certified Nursing Assistant Job Description

REPORTS TO:
Director of Nursing / RN

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides supportive and personal care services for patients that are ordered by the MD in the plan of care and permitted under state law with consideration of dignity and privacy.
Must be a qualified Home Health Aide.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Adheres to the written and verbal instructions of the skilled nurse/therapist in providing patient care.
• Provides assistance with hands on personal care, simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing, assistance with ambulation or exercises and assistance in administering medications (if allowed by State Law) that are normally self-administered, hygiene and activities of daily living as directed.
• Measures and records vital signs and intake/output as assigned.
• Observes for and reports any safety hazards found in the patient’s home.
• Observesforandreportsanychangesinthepatient’sconditionorothersignificant observations regarding the patient.
• Attends staff meetings and completes twelve (12) hours of in-services annually.
• Reports any patient concerns/complaints or grievances to the Case Manager/ Director of Nursing.
• Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA requirements and Agency policies & procedures.
• AcceptsassignmentsandprovidespatientcareincompliancewiththeAidescope of practice.
• Represents the Agency in a positive and professional manner.
• Complies with all Agency policies regarding ethical practices.
• Maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment.
• Other duties as assigned by the RN for which the Aide is trained and has been competency evaluated.

ACTIVITIES THE HOME HEALTH AIDE MAY NOT PERFORM:
• Administration of medications.
• Irrigation of urinary catheters, colostomies or wounds.
• Naso-gastric or PEG tube feedings.
• Catheterizations.
• Changing sterile dressings.
• Any other services not included in the patient’s plan of care.
• Any services requiring the skills of a licensed nurse and/or therapist.
• Any services not ordered by the MD.

QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Graduate of an accredited High School or equivalent preferred.
• Must provide evidence of formal training and/or certification as a Home Health Aide as required by law.
• Certified Nursing Assistants must provide an original current, valid State of Florida license. OR Certified Nursing Assistants must provide appropriate documentation as required by the state in which they are practicing at minimum must meet the qualifications below.
• Mustprovideevidenceofcompetencytrainingandevaluationaswellasevidence ofattendanceattherequirednumber(12hours)ofin-serviceeducationprograms.
Minimum of one (1) year full-time experience in direct patient care in an institutional setting (hospital or nursing facility), or one (1) year full-time experiencewithinthelastfive(5)yearsindirectpatientcareinanagencysetting. Home health experience preferred.
• Listed on the Nurse Aide Registry with no findings against the Aide relating to patient abuse or neglect, or misappropriation of patient property.
• Able to follow written and verbal instructions.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Emotional and mental maturity.
• Valid state driver’s license and reliable automobile with current automobile insurance.
• Current health certificate/physical examination and TB testing results.
• Current CPR card.
• Qualified home health aide program with supervised practical training totaling 75 hours with at least 16 hours devoted to supervised practical training. At least 16 hours of classroom training before beginning the supervised practical training. The training must consist of: communication skills; observation and reporting and documentation of patient status and the care or service furnished; reading and recording temperature, pulse and respirations; basic infection control procedures;basicelementsofbodyfunctioningandchangesinbodyfunctionthat must be reported to an aide’s supervisor; maintenance of clean, safe and healthy environment; recognizing emergencies and knowledge of emergency procedures; the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of and ways to work with the populations served by The Home Health Agency, including the need for respect for the patient, his or her privacy and his or her property; appropriate and safe techniquesinpersonalhygieneandgroomingthatinclude:bedbath,spongetubor shower bath, shampoo, sink,tuborbed,nail andskincare, oral hygiene, toileting andelimination;safetransfertechniquesandambulation;normalrangeofmotion and positioning; adequate nutrition and fluid intake.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• For physical demands of the position please see attached.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position without compromising patient care.