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Speech Pathologist PRN Wkend

Alexandria Hospital 620403 Part Time 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304, US
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Job Description

Come join our exciting and fun Alexandria team as a Speech Language Pathologist. We are a state of the art Rehab center that offers a multi-disciplinary approach. We offer all kinds of Rehab services including but not limited to: Cancer Recovery, Cardia, Pulmonary and Vascular rehab. We also offer Lymphedema treatment, Pelvic Floor and LSVTG Movement Therapy to name a few. **THIS IS A PRN OPPORTUNITY** WEEKEND COVERAGE NEEDED 

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

  • uments evaluation results clearly and completely while including all essential elements according to department policy.
  • Completes daily progress notes that reflect patients' responses to treatment, actual performance, assessment as to status relevant to the treatment plans, discharge needs and treatment summaries if needed. 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. Documents clearly, concisely and legibly within established timeframes (e.g. allows other Therapists to continue treatment, allows for interpretation by payers and supports reimbursement). Documents evidence of patient, family and 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' level 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 while 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 leadership roles 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.
  • If hired initially into a clinical fellowship role, you will satisfy all regulatory requirements as mandated by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) for the duration of the fellowship including the following:
    • Satisfying the minimum number of hours and weeks necessary.
    • Ensuring the mandated percentage of time is spent in direct clinical care as stated by ASHA.
    • Satisfying the requirements of the Clinical Fellowship Skills Inventory.
    • Meeting the minimum direct and indirect supervision hourly requirement by a Clinical Fellow mentor and any necessary counseling.
    • Applies for certificate of Clinical Competence and full active Virginia licensure immediately upon satisfying the requirements for completion of the clinical fellowship year.



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