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Speech Pathologist

Mount Vernon Hospital 618700 Full Time 2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA, 22306, US

Job Description

Our team is growing and we need YOU! We are looking for a full time OUTPATIENT Speech Language Pathologist. This is a  M-F 8-4:30 schedule.  Once orientation is complete you will have the opportunity to help in our Inpatient unit as needed.  1 weekend day per month, 1 major and 1 minor holiday required.  This is a unique Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Program seeking a SLP to provide care to a diverse adult population with a close interdisciplinary team: OT, SLP, Neuropsychology, and Social Work. Stroke and brain injury experience is preferred. Our facility maintains a smaller community hospital feel, while operating within the leading healthcare system in Northern Virginia.


As a Speech Pathologist, you will adhere to department policies regarding timeframe, form/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. Your ability to complete 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. Performing re-evaluations, according to department guidelines, while adjusting treatment plans accordingly is essential. Selecting evaluation and treatment methods appropriate to the diagnosis, age group and physical/emotional status of patients, while formulating appropriate treatment plans, is required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Documents evaluation results clearly and completely by including all essential elements according to department policy.
  • Completes daily progress notes that reflect patients' responses to treatments, actual performance and an assessment as to status relevant to treatment plans, eventual discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed. Completes discharge notes that include summaries of courses 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 being 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 department/clinic and makes efficient use of non-billable time by minimizing the use of non-billable time. Consistently completes routine administrative responsibilities within established timeframes (e.g. time cards, coverage notes and charge entry). Contributes to the 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 regarding supplies, equipment and billing/staff resources used in the department.
  • Demonstrates essential skill competencies in the use of treatment modalities, equipment and protocols.


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