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Auditory Therapist
Req. #: 54304
Department: Audiology
Location: 401 N. 11th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Schedule: Full time
Shift: 1: Days
Hours:
Job Details: - Masters degree is required

VCU Health System's Audiology department is seeking a full time Auditory Therapist to provide diagnostic and therapeutic auditory, speech and language services to patients with hearing loss from birth through 21 years, and education to patient/family/significant others regarding the patient's communication disorders. Emphasis would be place on facilitating optimal acquisition and maintenance of spoken language through listening. These services include, but are not limited to, patients who have received cochlear implants. Serves as a clinical specialist, acting as a resource inter-and-intra-departmentally, including but not limited to, working on special projects, serving on committees (department and hospital-wide), etc.; supervises SLP student interns. Assists Manager with clinical as well as administrative/management duties, as requested.
 
Responsibilities
Schedule frequency and intensity of therapy; prioritize patient care during times of high caseload; select assessment tools and administer; interpret results; complete documentation; plan and carry out treatment strategies; develop long and short term goals; perform patient/family education; report in patient/family/team conferences; and terminate therapy when appropriate. Independently prepare in-services; independently schedule work assignments for students and provide instruction/training. Supervisor provides guidance regarding caseload, educational opportunities, documentation and patient care, on an as needed basis only.
May provide coverage of administrative/management/staff duties in Supervisor's absence, as assigned.
 
Qualifications
 
Required
Master's Degree from ASHA accredited program in Speech and Language Pathology
License (or licensure eligible) from the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP)
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in SLP form ASHA
Minimum of three (3) years of experience with children with hearing loss and associated delays in language acquisition/development required to include extensive familiarity with the auditory-verbal approach for assessment and treatment.
Previous experience using computer-based documentation systems
 
Preferred
Early Intervention training
Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT) or (Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) coursework/certification
Dual ASHA certification in SLP and Audiology
Five (5) years of experience with children with hearing loss and associated delays in language acquisition/development required to include extensive familiarity with the auditory-verbal approach for assessment and treatment.
Five (5) years of previous clinical experience in a medical setting
Previous experience in a critical care setting
Previous staff and student supervisory experience
Proficiency in American Sign Language and/or Spanish


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