Henrico Doctors' Hospital is one of Hospital Corporation of America's (HCA) family of hospitals. We strive to provide the highest level of care and latest technology to fulfill that healthcare promise to you and your family in the Richmond metropolitan area.
A 340-bed community hospital, we offer a Level II Trauma Center, a Women's Hospital, our Heart Center and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, a state-of-the-art facility giving our patients additional access to the best technology and evidence-based treatment, all under one roof.
Are you a Licensed Speech Therapist with 3-4 years of experience looking to pick up PRN shifts with one of Richmond's preeminent facilities? Are you a patient centric professional who embodies HCA's mission to commit to the care and improvement of human life? If you're proactive, goal oriented team player with the ability to work independently, this PRN Speech Therapist position is perfect for you! HCA offers great leadership, a nurturing environment, many opportunities for growth and development, competitive pay and great benefits.
The responsibilities of the Speech Therapist include, but aren't limited to:
Evaluates inpatients and outpatients with speech, language, cognitive, oral motor, swallowing, and voice disorders; and outpatients with foreign accents. Diagnoses and develops goals for those patients and provides appropriate treatment. Adapts conventional Speech Therapy techniques to meet the age appropriate need of each patient along with other specific needs based on his/her mental, physical, and emotional status.
Conducts videofluorscopic studies for patients with dysphagia with Radiologist. Determines deficits. Makes recommendations 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. Communicates results to Physicians.
Reassesses patient's status regularly to determine progress review goals and plan future goals with patient's participation.
Provides education and counseling for patients regarding nature of deficits, recovery, compensatory strategies. Provides home program exercises.
Documents/maintains records and charts.
Coordinates therapy schedules and goals with related therapies and support systems (i.e., OT, PT, Social Services).
Attends patient care staffing, conferences, and other related meetings which pertain to the cognitive/communication skills of specific patients.
Provides education and in-services to staff and public regarding topics in speech-language pathology.
Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field via reading literature and attending conferences/workshops.
HCA is One of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is made up of locally managed facilities that include 178 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers located in 20 U.S. states and in the United Kingdom. HCA is ranked number 63 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently recognized for being one of the "World's Most Ethical companies"
Education: Masters degree in Speech-Language Hearing Pathology.
Licensure: Current licensure for the practice of Speech/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 and treatment of patients with neurological disorders/diseases, (i.e., VCA, multiple sclerosis, ALS). Experience should include clinical competence with aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, R hemisphere cognitive communication disorders. 2 years experience with evaluation and treatment of patients with cognitive disorder secondary to traumatic brain injury. 2-3 years experience with evaluating and treating patients with dysphagia to include experience conducting videofluorscopic evaluation with Radiology Department and determine feeding and treatment recommendations. 3 years experience with patients with functional voice disorders, laryngectomy. 1 year experience with patients and fluency disorders.