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The Overlook VNA - Speech Therapist in Sunderland, Massachusetts

Job Description Position Title:   Speech Therapist           

FLSA STATUS:           Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:           Clinical Manager            

SUPERVISES:             N/A    

DEPARTMENT:         OVNA 

COMPANY:                 Overlook Visiting Nurse Association                   

POSITION SUMMARY :

Provides skilled speech therapy services in home and skilled nursing settings consistent with ASHA professional standards and MHS/OCAH policies. Participants in the development of programs necessary to achieve objectives as they relate to patient care.

THE OVERLOOK WAY:

Culture of Excellence and Core Values:

All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and conduct themselves at all times in support of the company’s 28 Guiding Principles and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture.

  • Integrity:   saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally

  • Respect for Individual Choice:   empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define it

  • Compassion:   understanding and sympathetic of others

  • Creativity/Innovation:   thinking wildly, planning accordingly

  • Grace:   putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes

    PRINCIPLE DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Completes all documentation required and in accordance with state and federal regulations and policy.

  • Perform patient assessments and evaluations to determine functional level and establish a therapeutic program.

  • Develop a therapy plan of care with the overall plan of care to include goals and discharge plans.

  • Document, within time frames, observations, patient’s response to treatment, treatment programs, degree of progress and notable changes in patient condition.

  • Communicate and coordinates patient care with other members of the patient’s health care team.

  • Provide patient caregiver, and family teaching related to the patient’s speech therapy program and its maintenance.

  • Provide speech therapy in accordance with physician’s orders and accepted professional practices.

  • Assist the patient and/or family caregiver to procure needed equipment or supplies.

  • Utilize appropriate hand washing, standard precautions and personal protective equipment.

  • Attend team member meetings and patient conferences. Provides proof of attendance at mandatory or training programs.

  • Other duties as necessary.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    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, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited Speech Language Pathology program

  • Current license to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in the state of Massachusetts

  • Must possess a current Driver’s License and reliable transportation

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS :

    Must provide proof of physical with no limitations related to the Principle Job Duties and Essential Functions as outlined above. This includes but is not limited to standing, walking, sitting use of fine motor skills, no restriction on upper or lower range of motion or lifting ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The ability to speak, hear, taste, smell. Unimpaired vision at distances both near and far. No restrictions on peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May be exposed to blood borne pathogens. May be subject to emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel or visitors. Possible exposure to the outdoors, unpleasant odors, house hold chemicals, and ill patients.

    Must be able to travel to multiple work sites with in the work day using personal, fully insured vehicle.

    COMMUNITY OVERVIEW:

    The Overlook is a non-profit organization operating since 1911 and offering a full continuum of care and services for older adults in MA. The organization embraces its rich history and heritage, owning and managing 218 Independent Living Apartment Homes and Cottages, 28 Enhanced Care Private Suites, a 14- Suite Assisted Living Memory Care neighborhood, 27-unit Short-term Post-Acute Rehabilitation, 112-bed Long Term Care Skilled Nursing, as well as Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Private Duty and Care Management divisions.

    The Overlook and its 3 subsidiaries are based in Charlton, MA, with satellite home health and hospice offices across the state. The organization employs approximately 600 talented and compassionate Team Members and serves 1,500+ Residents/Patients.

    The Overlook has a Vision to design a mixed-use Community beyond its singular function as a Retirement Community, a pedestrian-friendly, walkable "Village Center" environment, with select retailers, restaurants featuring fresh, locally sourced food, a brewery, a large banquet, and events center, enriching programs, health and wellness-focused on mind, body and spirit, and more. The Overlook’s bucolic setting on 450 acres of beautiful New England countryside, 16 miles of nature trails, a dog park, and a wealth of amenities offer limitless possibilities in helping us reposition our Campus.

    THE OVERLOOK WAY:

    All Team Members of The Overlook must embrace and commit to conducting themselves at all times in support of our 28 Guiding Principles, Culture of Excellence, and core values, which form the foundation of our unique culture. The Overlook strives to exceed expectations, inspire and "Do what's best for those we serve."

    Integrity: saying what you mean, meaning what you say (in action and words), even if it hurts you personally or professionally

    Respect for Individual Choice: empowering and supporting others in their Self-determination for health and well-being, as they define it

    Compassion: understanding and empathy for others

    Creativity/Innovation: thinking wildly, planning accordingly

    Grace: putting people at ease, without compromising performance or outcomes

    JUST SOME OF OUR BENEFITS AND PERKS:

  • Solid Track Record of Promoting

  • Team Members from within

  • Plenty of Free Parking

  • Free Daily Lunch on

  • Campus

  • Vacation, Sick, Holiday Time + Floating Holidays

  • Travel Reimbursement

  • Professional Development

  • Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement Accounts

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Short + Long Term Disability, Life Insurance

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Access to Fitness Center, Pool, and Onsite Massages

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Overlook will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective Team Members and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The Overlook is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, The Overlook will better serve our communities. The Overlook is an employment-at-will organization and an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, The Overlook prohibits retaliation against an applicant or employee because he or she has engaged in protected activity under the statutes prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.

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