Speech Language Pathologist - (Sign-on Bonus Offered) in Galax, VA at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 1/15/2022

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    Galax, VA
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Job Description

Twin County Regional Healthcare

Minimum Education

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 licensure

Required License Speech-language Pathologists
BLS required
Required Skills
Strong 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 Functions
Performs 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 Demands
Sitting-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
Organizational Expectations
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention
Maintains hospital standards to maintain a positive patient care experience
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies

Job Requirements

See above
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