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Speech Pathologist PRN

Mount Vernon Hospital 602582 Part Time 2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA, 22306, US

Job Description

Inpatient Acute Care SLP PRN – Passionate about treating hospitalized adult population within dynamic, supportive team. Strong experience conducting instrumental swallow evaluations preferred. Must work at least 2 weekend shifts per month, 1 major/1 minor holiday annually. Our renowned 67 bed inpatient hospital has highly trained clinicians utilizing the latest evidence based technologies and state of the art equipment. With specialty certified clinicians and state of the art equipment, our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help individuals achieve their highest level of functioning. This includes Stroke, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord, Cancer, Cardiac and adult Neuro to name a few.  

Position Details:

Adheres to department policy regarding time-frame, form and content of written evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries. Communicates effectively with patients, family, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts. Completes all administrative and other responsibilities in support of the operating unit. Demonstrates essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols. Performs re-evaluations according to department guidelines, adjusting the treatment plan accordingly. Selects evaluation and treatment methods appropriate to the diagnosis, age group and patients physical and emotional status and formulates appropriate treatment plans.

Job Responsibilities

  • Documents the results of the evaluation clearly and completely, including all essential elements according to department policy.
  • Completes daily progress notes that reflect patient's response to treatment, actual performance, and an assessment as to status, relevant to the treatment plan and eventual discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed as evidenced by chart review. Completes discharge notes that include a summary of the course of treatment, progress toward goals, discharge needs, recommendations for follow-up, and patient and/or family education as evidenced by chart review and team feedback. Documents clearly, concisely and legibly within established time frames (e.g. allows other therapists to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers, supports reimbursement) as evidenced by chart review. Documents evidence of patient and family/caregiver education as evidenced by chart review.
  • Contacts families, physicians or other healthcare team members in anticipation of specials needs of the patients or family in a timely manner to facilitate effective treatment plans as evidenced by observation, chart review and team feedback. Provides educational materials and methods appropriate to the patient's level of understanding and motivation as evidenced by chart review, observation and team feedback. Includes family/caregiver in education and training as appropriate as evidenced by observation and documentation.
  • Demonstrates collaboration in communication with team members and is open to feedback and receptive to change as evidenced by team feedback. Gives appropriate instruction and supervision to assistive personnel consistent with program/clinic policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains productivity standards set by department/clinic and makes efficient use of non-billable time, minimizing use of non-billable time. Completes routine administrative responsibilities within established time-frames consistently (e.g. time cards, coverage notes, and charge entry). Contributes to educational efforts of department/clinic (e.g. in-services, students, CPR, new hire orientation, Q.i) as evidenced by program/clinic specific documentation. Assumes leadership role in committees, department processes and special projects in accordance with clinical expertise and individual performance plan Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and knowledge about (e.g. supplies, equipment, billing, staff resources) used in the department as evidenced by team feedback and observation. Demonstrates essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols.




Experience: 1 year as an SLP in an inpatient setting preferred

Education: Master's in Speech Pathology or Communications Disorders accredited by ASHA

Licensure: Eligible for Virginia Licensure, VA License required

Certification: BLS and First Aid Through the American Heart Association

Basic computer knowledge, proficient in English verbal and written skills

Location: Inova Alexandria Hospital, 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA  22304