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Speech Therapist Registry-Home Health-Near North City and Suburbs

Req #:  217901
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Therapy
City:  Chicago/Lakeview
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Diversity and inclusion matters at Advocate Aurora Health.  We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included.  We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone.  Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.  We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

At Advocate Aurora Health, we will never exclude someone for employment, deny them benefits of employment or discriminate in any other way based on their age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, disability or association with a person with a disability, genetic information of team members or their family members, arrest or conviction record, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy or childbirth, political belief or affiliation, military participation, genetic testing, submitting to honesty testing or use or non-use of lawful products off our premises during non-working hours.

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.


SPEECH THERAPIST, ADVOCATE AT HOME--Near North city and suburbs 


Position Highlights: 

  1. Therapists working with Advocate at Home enjoy having their own enterprise with a backing of a reputable, stable, and values driven organization. 
  2.  As part of a dynamic clinical team within Advocate’s vast integrated health care organization, home health offers the therapist the opportunity to work independently to assess and address the mobility, safety, communication and equipment needs of our patients. 
  3.  As case managers, our therapists are able to establish strong relationships with patients and families and consult with physicians and other health care providers as necessary.



  • Licensed in State of Illinois (or eligible for licensure)
  • Has completed a CFY
  • Able to demonstrate compliance with state continuing education requirements
  • 1 year of clinical experience or demonstration of strong spectrum of clinical affiliation experience
  • Basic knowledge of computer use (i.e. Microsoft Word, email access and use)
  • Ability to learn and use computer based scheduling and documentation system
  • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and through written reports, with strong documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and self-organization skills
  • Proficient use of all home-based therapy equipment and assistive devices (balls, bands, weights, Hoyer lifts, etc)
  • Licensed as Speech Therapist in the State of Illinois. Clinical competence certificate issued by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Extensive travel within geographical boundaries in all extremes of weather and on all types of roads including expressways. Must be able to provide/arrange own transportation to and from patient’s homes and branch office.
  • Ability to work rotating weekends and holidays.
  • Requires adherence to scheduled days and hours of work based on commitment to patient/client and work load assigned.
  • Ability to attend mandatory informational/education/branch meetings
  • Work environment includes patient homes, or assisted living facilities


Requires full range of body motion including:
a. bending, sitting and standing
b. climbing stairs while carrying objects
c. pulling, pushing, reaching, carrying and lifting (must be able to lift/carry at minimum 25 pounds)
d. assisting and maintaining patient's safety during all mobility performed during care
e. providing treatment as needed on standard beds in home environment This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.



Perform clinical evaluations, diagnosis, and therapy to develop and/or improve the patient's communicative functions and abilities. Facilitates the progression of the patient in their home toward optimal levels of self-care. The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Home Health Services by performing the duties of this position in a cost effective, results oriented and customer focused manner. This position is a critical component of the Unit team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contribution to team performance goals is required.

Business Development and Growth: Demonstrates behaviors that enhance productivity and an understanding of financial and economic conditions in the health care environment.
Assuring and Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality cost effective care following Advocate's MVP of Stewardship.
Patient Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meet the learning needs of patients and their families. Application of a systematic process involving optimal level of self-care for patients and optimal quality of life for patient, family, and significant others following Advocate's MVP of Equality.
Care and Service Coordination: Practices as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care following Advocate's MVP of Partnership.
Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach.








About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.