Speech Therapist PRN

HCA Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 2 months ago

Chippenham Hospital, a 466-bed acute care facility, is located on the Southside of Richmond, a short drive from the beautiful, outdoor Stony Point Fashion Park, offering an abundance of shops, restaurants, and even a dine-in movie theater. Chippenham 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!

The Joint Commission awarded Chippenham Hospital the Gold Seal of Approval and named us a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for advanced primary stroke, heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, perinatal care, hip and knee replacement and surgical care. We are also a Certified Chest Pain Center and a Level II Trauma Center, which means we provide fast, skilled care in life's most difficult moments.

Job Duties:

  • 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 patients 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.

  • Maintains equipment and supplies used as part of therapeutic processes.

  • 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.

  • Participates in QA/QI.

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.

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