Has completed a Master’s degree in Speech Language-Pathology Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC) granted by ASHA preferred.
Must possess current licensure or ability to obtain in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Completes obligatory hospital in-services and continuing education for licensureRequired LicensesSpeech-language Pathologists
BLS requiredRequired SkillsStrong clinical skills with ability to react decisively in emergency situations.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Familiarity with organization and functions of each hospital department.Ability to problem-solve effectively and handle stress in a positive manner.Maintain harmonious relationships with nursing personnel, medical staff, hospital administration, and all hospital departments.Essential FunctionsPerforms comprehensive patient evaluations and re-evaluations consistent with patient needs and capabilities.Selects appropriate activities suited to patient’s physical, mental, social abilities and adapts program in response to patient and/ or family goals.Provides quality in and outpatient Speech Language therapy treatments.Educates and provides effective communication skills with patients, family members, and inter-dept. staff as needed.Documents patient treatments daily, submits quarterly status reports, and completes D/C summaries.Schedules patients, or assists secretary with, in relation to customer service policy.Communicates with physicians on a regular basis concerning pt. treatments, response to care Performs MBSS and completes subsequent report PRN if treating in-patients.Supervises students as needed.Plans and initiates treatment programs in accordance with SLP’s scope of practice.Demonstrates proper respect and attitude towards customers and co-workers. Displays courtesy, professionalism and sound communication skills.Maintains work area and equipment with appropriate infection prevention techniques.Follows up with patients that no-show, or cancel appointments by phone, documents appropriately.Attends monthly staff meetings, coordinates care planning as needed with other disciplines.Assists teammates with patient care coverage when needed.Functional DemandsSitting-for many periods of time throughout the day 15 minutes-1 hour at a time on various surfaces.Standing and walking often throughout the day depending on schedule in the office and hospital, climbing stairs not necessary, although may be done to reach various floors in the hospital.Walking intermittently throughout the hospital and clinic on various surfaces.Lifting – Regularly assist with lift and transfer of patients in the clinic or in hospital departments from stand-by to maximal assistance up to heavy weights.Bending – Required often for patient care and departmental duties at levels from floor to overhead.Reading and Writing – Regularly required to follow job description.Exposure to infectious diseases – occasionally.Exposure to hazardous waste – rarely