Speech Therapist

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Fredericksburg, VA
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Responsibilities Performs 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. Schedules and work hours will be established with your specific Manager. Schedules, including weekends and holidays, will be required based on the unit's organizational and staffing needs. Qualifications Required Master's Degree from an ASHA accredited program in Speech and Language Pathology License (or licensure eligible) from the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Speech and Language Pathologist Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in SLP from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CPR certification Previous clinical experience with evaluation/ treatment of neurogenic, motor speech, linguistic/cognitive communication disorders and swallowing disorders Previous experience performing swallow studies including MBS and bedside assessments Previous experience planning and executing treatment Completes required learning exchange courses Preferred Previous experience with trach management as related to swallowing and communication disorders Previous experience managing complex swallowing and/or communication, linguistic/cognitive disorders Previous work experience in a critical care setting Previous experience with computer-based documentation systems Clinical rotations during graduate training in medical setting Experience with Pediatric population

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