VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals

Speech Pathologist (40770988)
Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Posted: 2/17/2018

Speech Pathologist

Full time 1: Days Masters degree is required

VCU Health System's Speech Therapy Outpatient department is seeking a full time Speech Pathologist. The Speech Pathologist is an experienced therapist who is able to independently adapt intervention to meet specific patient's needs. The Speech Pathologist is able to provide coverage in their primary setting, but also as needed throughout the hospital/rehab/outpatient settings with minimal-moderate amount of support and training from mentors, peers or the manager. The Speech Pathologist assumes basic leadership roles within the department, demonstrates flexibility, exercises good judgment, problem solving and works collaboratively with colleagues. A Speech Pathologist participates in department projects or events in an efficient and productive manner. They not only attend educational activities, but also provide in-service education to other staff. Speech Pathologist begins developing the skills to provide student supervision with mentorship of an experienced student supervisor. The Speech Pathologist can participate in research activities at the department level, being mentored as needed by a more experienced Speech Pathologist. ResponsibilitiesPerforms the following for patients with mild to moderately complex communications and/or swallowing disorders - schedule frequency and intensity of therapy; select assessment instruments and administer assessment; interpret results; complete documentation; plan and carry out treatment strategies; develop long- and short-term goals; perform patient/family/staff education; report at patient/family/team conferences; and terminate therapy when appropriate.Supervisor or SLP II or higher provides advice/guidance/training regarding clinical skills, professional practice, ethical behaviors, billing, caseload management, educational opportunities, documentation and patient care for patient issues or when requested by staff.SLPs with their CCC's may provide student supervision if deemed competent to do so by Department Manager or Coordinator of Student Interns.Ability to cross cover units not assigned as SLP's primary units of responsibility, after being oriented to unit and deemed competent for that patient population (if significantly different from typical unit assignments); this includes covering outpatient, rehab and inpatient units in addition to SLP's primary location assignment.Possible weekend rotations required. Qualifications RequiredMaster's Degree from an ASHA accredited program in Speech and Language PathologyCompetes required learning exchange coursesCurrent license by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a SLPCurrent CCC in SLP. For CFY incumbents, completion of CFY and awarded a CCC, at conclusion of 1st year of employmentCPR certificationNew graduate/CFYs to SLPs with less than two (2) years of experienceStrong Clinical Fellowship Year candidates will be consideredPrevious clinical experience with evaluation/ treatment of neurogenic, motor speech, linguistic/cognitive communication disorders and swallowing disordersPrevious experience performing swallow studies including MBS and bedside assessmentsPrevious experience planning and executing treatment PreferredPrevious experience in pediatricsMinimum of two (2) years of experienceClinical rotations during graduate training in medical settingPrevious experience with computer-based documentation systemsPrevious experience with trach management as related to swallowing and communication disordersPrevious experience managing complex swallowing and/or communication, linguistic/cognitive disordersPrevious work experience in a critical care settingExperience with dysphasia including MBS and bedside swallow evaluationsPrevious work experience in a similar practice setting (e.g. critical care, long term care, outpatient, etc.)**Selected candidates will be placed into appropriate levels for this position based on their experience and qualifications**
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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
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