SPEECH PATHOLOGIST Per Diem – Sparrow Home Care

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Sparrow Home Care

Position’s Location: Lansing, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
Evaluate patients, plan treatment programs and provide speech therapy interventions in order to maximize the value, potential, and satisfaction of our customers.

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Perform speech therapy patient evaluations.
  • Communicate the treatment plan, treatment goals, and progress toward goals to the patient and/or caregivers.
  • Provide speech therapy interventions according to the established plan.
  • Instruct patients and/or caregivers in home programs.
  • Perform medical record documentation according to established criteria.
  • Communicate with other health care professionals, including patient referral sources, both verbally and in writing, according to established criteria.
  • Delegate and work with other Home Care Caregivers, various outpatient care facilities and interns according to established criteria.
  • Supervise the interventions provided by Rehab Aides, students, and interns.
  • Re-evaluate patients, modify treatment programs and goals as needed, and make recommendations at the time of discharge.
  • Cooperate with support staff and other health system departments in order to maximize the efficiency of non-clinical services such as the registering, scheduling, and billing of our patients.
  • Seek ways to continually improve the value of our services and maximize our customers’ rehabilitation potential by actively participating in activities such as inservices, staff meetings, team meetings, continuing education courses, and patient conferences.
  • Maximize customer satisfaction by treating our customers with respect and responding to their needs in a prompt, friendly, and courteous manner.


Job Requirements

General Requirements
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech/Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • Active American Heart Association BLS Certification upon hire.


Work Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years acute care or outpatient experience caring for patients with dysphagia.
  • Previous Home Care experience preferred.


  • Master’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited program in Speech/Language Pathology.


Specialized Knowledge and Skills
  • Basic clinical skills providing speech/language pathology services.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and adapt to changing work situations.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in her/his assigned service area as related to the principle duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training and experience.
  • Ability to use a computer effectively including proficient keyboarding skills.
  • Experience with Vital Stim preferred.
  • Experience with FEES preferred.
  • Experience with voice disorders preferred.
  • Experience with videofluoroscopic studies preferred.


Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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