Basic functions include performing evaluations/assessments of referred patients for speech therapy services, formulating and implementing treatment plans according to department protocol. Priority patient are evaluations of those admitted with diagnosis of CVA and those requiring swallowing evaluations.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Interacts with immediate staff members, physicians, patients and their families, other healthcare providers, Hospital officials, University officials and the general public.
Responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with a variety of speech, language, swallowing, voice and cognitive
Gathers and assures confidentiality of information necessary to properly evaluate and treat referred patients and them performs complete initial speech and/or swallowing assessment
Develops and implements treatment plan and programs for patients based on diagnosis and prognostic assessment. This includes long and short term goals.
Provides information to the medical staff and other health professionals which may cause modifications of treatment plans/goals
Maintains competencies in required area which may include but not inclusive to DPNS, LSVT, e-stim, PMSV use, and instrumental swallowing assessments (MBS and/or FEES).
Maintains appropriate records on all patients, noting prescription of therapy, statement of medical necessity, patient problems and reaction to treatment if applicable, as well as treatment plans, goals and other necessary information relative to the treatment process.
Participates in quality assessment programs/activities, continuing education and in-services as directed by Clinical SLP Supervisor
Assures safety of patients at all times
Maintains confidentiality of patients, families and staff.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.
Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
Knowledge of rehabilitation policies and procedures as it relates to Speech Pathology Services as well as clinical and fiscal data collection and reporting
Competence in oral and written English
Ability to assess patients with a variety of communication disorders and establish treatment priorities, exercising independent and ethical judgment in execution of plans of care
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials and the general public
Competence in both oral and written English.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner. The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient's right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
Anticipates the patient's and student's needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.
Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
Master's degree from an accredited program in Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Disorders
DC licensure for Speech Language Pathology
3 years clinical experience in acute care
MBS experience preferred
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (12-25lbs), bend, reach, write, type, file, speak, hear, see, calculate, compare, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
Howard University Hospital