Johnston-Willis Hospital, a 292-bed acute care facility, is located in the upbeat, North Chesterfield area, a short drive from Chesterfield Town Center, offering an abundance of restaurants and shops. Johnston-Willis Hospital is a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, who ranks 63rd on Fortune's 100, and is one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!
Among other awards and certifications, the Joint Commission has awarded Johnston-Willis Hospital the Gold Seal of Approval and named us a Top Performer on surgical care, perinatal care, pneumonia, heart attacks, and hip and knee replacement. Our Emergency Room is also the only state-authorized Level III Trauma Center in Chesterfield County.
Evaluates inpatients and outpatients withspeech, language, cognitive, oral motor, swallowing, and voice disorders; andoutpatients with foreign accents. Diagnoses and develops goals for thosepatients and provides appropriate treatment. Adapts conventional SpeechTherapy techniques to meet the age appropriate need of each patient along withother specific needs based on his/her mental, physical, and emotional status.
Conducts videofluorscopic studies for patientswith dysphagia with Radiologist. Determines deficits. Makesrecommendations for feeding and treatment of exercises as needed. Recommends follow-up by Occupational Therapist and Dietician as needed. Educates nurses regarding results and strategies needed. Communicatesresults to Physicians.
Reassesses patients status regularly todetermine progress review goals and plan future goals with patient'sparticipation.
Provides education and counseling for patientsregarding nature of deficits, recovery, compensatory strategies. Provideshome program exercises.
Documents/maintains records and charts.
Maintains equipment and supplies used as partof therapeutic processes.
Coordinates therapy schedules and goals withrelated therapies and support systems (i.e., OT, PT, Social Services).
Attends patient care staffing, conferences, andother related meetings which pertain to the cognitive/communication skills ofspecific patients.
Provides education and in-services to staff andpublic regarding topics in speech-language pathology.
Maintains knowledge of current trends anddevelopments in the field via reading literature and attending conferences/workshops.
Participates in QA/QI.
Education: Mastersdegree in Speech-Language Hearing Pathology.
Licensure: Current licensure for the practice ofSpeech/Language Pathology in the State of VA.
Certification: Certificate of Clinical Competence from the
American Speech and Hearing Association. BLS required.
Experience: 3-4 years experience in evaluation andtreatment of patients with neurological disorders/diseases, (i.e., VCA,multiple sclerosis, ALS). Experienceshould include clinical competence with aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, Rhemisphere cognitive communication disorders. 2 years experience with evaluation and treatment of patients withcognitive disorder secondary to traumatic brain injury. 2-3 years experiencewith evaluating and treating patients with dysphagia to include experienceconducting videofluorscopic evaluation with Radiology Department and determinefeeding and treatment recommendations. 3years experience with patients with functional voice disorders,laryngectomy. 1 year experience withpatients and fluency disorders.