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Speech Pathologist- Pediatric PRN

Fairfax Medical Campus 616325 Part Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US
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Job Description

Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital is seeking an experienced acute care pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist to join our team in a PRN capacity.  Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital is an award-winning, full service children's hospital that offers the highest level of dedicated pediatric care in Northern Virginia.  Our pediatric rehab team provides therapy services to the 226 bed pediatric hospital which includes a PICU, Cardiac Unit, Intermediate Care Unit, Medical/Surgical Unit, Hematology/Oncology, and Level IV NICU.  This position requires NICU experience. 

As a Speech Pathologist – Pro re nata (PRN) Weekend, you will adhere to department policies regarding timeframe, form and content of written evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries. To help achieve our mission, you will communicate effectively with patients, families, medical staff, care team members, students, supervisors and outside contacts. Completing all administrative and other responsibilities in support of the operating unit while demonstrating essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols is of vital importance. Your ability to perform re-evaluations according to department guidelines, while adjusting treatment plans accordingly, is expected. Selecting evaluation and treatment methods appropriate to the diagnosis, age group and physical/emotional status of patients, while formulating appropriate treatment plans, is essential.

Job Responsibilities

  • Documents the results of evaluations clearly and completely while including all essential elements according to department policy.
  • Completes daily progress notes that reflect patients' responses to treatments, actual performance and assessments as to status relevant to treatment plans, eventual discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed. Completes discharge notes that include summaries of the course of treatments, progress toward goals, discharge needs, recommendations for follow-up and patient and/or family education.
  • Documents clearly, concisely and legibly within established timeframes (e.g. allows other Therapists to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers, supports reimbursement). Documents evidence of patient and family/caregiver education.
  • Contacts families, physicians or other healthcare team members in anticipation of special needs of patients/families in a timely manner to facilitate effective treatment plans. Provides educational materials and methods appropriate to patients' levels of understanding and motivation. Includes families/caregivers in education and training as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates collaboration in communication with team members while remaining open to feedback and receptive to change. Gives appropriate instruction and supervision to assistive personnel consistent with program/clinic policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains productivity standards set by the department/clinic and makes efficient use of non-billable time by minimizing use of non-billable time. Consistently completes routine administrative responsibilities within established timeframe (e.g. time cards, coverage notes and charge entry). Contributes to educational efforts of the department/clinic (e.g. in-services, students, CPR, new hire orientation, QI). Assumes a leadership role in committees, department processes and special projects in accordance with clinical expertise and individual performance plans. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and knowledge about supplies, equipment, billing and staff resources used in the department.
  • Demonstrates essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols.
  • Applies knowledge of therapeutic techniques during evaluations and throughout the course of treatment. Adjusts treatment plans regularly and appropriately as patients' status change. Demonstrates current knowledge of the application of therapeutic techniques and evaluation methods.
  • Demonstrates creative problem solving and diversity when adapting treatments to special circumstances. Assumes complete responsibility over the course of speech patient management from the time of initial contact to discharge for functional progress, safety and treatment outcomes. Addresses discharge planning needs from initial evaluation to discharge.



 Requirements:

Education: M.S. in Speech Pathology
Certification: BLS through American Heart Association (AHA)
Licensure: VA License required
Special Skills: Basic computer knowledge, proficient in English verbal and written skill