PRN Speech Pathologist - Home Health Rehab Services - Adams and Franklin County

Gettysburg, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 70594

Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides professional speech and language pathology services to assist patients in achieving optimal level of rehabilitation regarding speech, hearing, language, and swallowing disorders in accordance with the patient’s diagnosis, physician’s orders and agency policies and procedures. Responsible for accepting patient referrals, evaluating for services, and managing a caseload. Provide consultant speech and language pathology services when appropriate.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Related to Patient Care
  2. Provides patient/family centered care through a process of speech and language therapy evaluation, assessment, planning, and implementing rehabilitative programs based on identified patient and family needs according to established short and long-term goals.
  3. Assists patient’s physician and/or VNA staff in evaluating the patient’s level of impairment and/or function from speech, hearing, language, and swallowing disorders.
  4. Develops a written speech therapy plan of care, incorporating input from other disciplines involved in the care of the patient.
  5. Assesses patient’s response to treatment, changes in psycho-social and/or physical condition, reporting changes to primary nurse, home health team manager, or physician as indicated with modifications to plan of care as needed.
  6. Educates, instructs, demonstrates to patient and family and evaluates patient’s performance of oral facilitation exercises, swallowing exercises., and speech language exercises.
  7. Assists patients in developing or restoring function and achieving maximum performance in verbal and non-verbal communication.
  8. Instruct family members in methods to assist the patient to improve and correct speech, hearing, and language disabilities.
  9. Participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences for coordinated planning, goal setting and problem solving.
  10. Prepares clinical notes, progress notes, and discharge summaries for each patient in accordance with VNA policies.
  11. Utilizes appropriate disciplines and resources for optimum patient care.
  12. Discontinues speech and language service when appropriate and notifies primary clinician and/or Team manager and patient’s physician of decision and reason, educating the patient/family regarding how to access necessary follow-up.
  13. Related to Staff
  14. Function as a member of a multidisciplinary team, encouraging and maintaining open communications at all times.
  15. Assists in the orientation of new staff or continuing education of existing staff as appropriate and as requested by clinical management.
  16. Related to Corporate Management
  17. Provides input into the development of policies and procedures through appropriate administrative and/or clinical channels.
  18. Submits clinical documentation and records in an accurate, legible and timely manner consistent with Agency policy.
  19. Participates in scheduled in-service programs and inter-disciplinary conferences as requested by clinical management.
  20. Submits patient visit schedule to the scheduler on a weekly basis and notifies if schedule changes.
  21. Informs appropriate clinical management of perceived problem areas related to patient, organization or community.
  22. Seeks input and/or consultation from management personnel as appropriate.
  23. Provides input regarding the performance of a Home Health Aide he/she is responsible for supervising with a particular patient by communication with the Clinical Manager or Team Leader.
  24. Meets or exceeds established productivity standards.
  25. Related to Community
  26. Demonstrates a professional attitude, sound judgment, and a continuity of interactions with physicians, health care providers, and other agencies.
  27. Acquires and utilizes knowledge of community resources.
  28. Promotes a positive image of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program in speech-language pathology
  • Successful completion of Certificate of Clinical Competency or Strong Clinical Fellow
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • 6 months experience required
  • Preferred Experience 12 months clinical experience, including rehabilitation experience
  • Home Health Rehab ecperience preferred
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management. Willing/able to drive in varying weather conditions and in urban/rural settings.
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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)