VCU Health System's Speech Pathology department is seeking an hourly Speech Therapist. The Speech Pathologist is a novice to an advanced beginner level of practice, particularly as it relates to a hospital based setting. The Speech Pathologist is able to perform assessments and therapeutic interventions with the routine patient population. They support team endeavors by performing department and/or team tasks, problem solving and intervention skills. The Speech Pathologist may orient other allied health professionals to their field upon the successful completion of their CFY year with the approval of the Department Manager. Speech Pathologist may provide student experiences per approval of the Coordinator of Student Supervision.
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.
Master's Degree from an ASHA accredited program in Speech and Language Pathology
Competes required learning exchange courses
Current license by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a SLP
Current CCC in SLP. For CFY incumbents, completion of CFY and awarded a CCC, at conclusion of 1st year of employment
New graduate/CFY's to SLP's with less than two (2) years of experience
Strong Clinical Fellowship Year candidates will be considered
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
Clinical rotations during graduate training in medical setting
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