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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/26/2016

VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia) Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA
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Company: VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia)
Facility: Childrens Hospital of Richmond - Brook Road Campus at Richmond
Department: Petersburg Therapy Center

VCU Health System-Childrens
Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Petersburg Therapy Center is seeking a full time Speech
Pathologist. The position will be filled at either the I or II level,
depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

The Speech
Pathologist I Clinician is a novice to an advanced beginner level of
practice, particularly as it relates to a hospital based setting. The Speech
Pathologist I is able to perform assessments and therapeutic interventions with
the routine patient population. They support team endeavors by performing
department and/or team tasks, problem solving and intervention skills. Speech
Pathologist I Clinician may provide student experiences per approval of the
Coordinator of Student Supervision.

The Speech
Pathologist II is an experienced therapist who is able to
independently adapt intervention to meet specific patients needs. The Speech
Pathologist II is able to provide coverage in their primary setting, but also
as needed throughout the hospital/rehab/outpatient settings with minimal-moderate
amount of support and training from mentors, peers or the manager. The Speech
Pathologist II assumes basic leadership roles within the department,
demonstrates flexibility, exercises good judgment, problem solving and works
collaboratively with colleagues. A Speech Pathologist II participates in
department projects or events in an efficient and productive manner. They not
only attend educational activities, but also provide in-service education to
other staff. At Level II, the Speech Pathologist begins developing the skills
to provide student supervision with mentorship of an experienced student
supervisor. The Speech Pathologist II can participate in research activities at
the department level, being mentored as needed by a more experienced Speech


Performs the following
for patients with moderately to significantly complex communication and/or
swallowing disorders - schedule frequency and intensity of therapy; select
assessment instruments and administer assessment; interpret results; complete
documentation; plan and carry out treatment strategies; develop long- and
short-term goals; perform patient/family/staff education; report at
patient/family/team conferences; and terminate therapy when appropriate. Manages
or mentors and provides advice/guidance/training regarding clinical skills,
professional practice, ethical behaviors, billing, caseload management,
educational opportunities, documentation and patient care for patient issues or
when requested by staff.



License (or licensure
eligible) from the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Speech and Language

Certificate of Clinical
Competence (CCC) in SLP from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Previous clinical
experience with evaluation/treatment of neurogenic, motor speech,
linguistic/cognitive communication disorders and swallowing disorders

Previous experience
performing swallow studies including MBS and bedside assessments

Previous experience
planning and executing treatment

SPI - New graduate to less than two (2) years of
experience Masters Degree from an ASHA accredited program in Speech and
Language Pathology

SPII - Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of
experience. Masters Degree from an ASHA accredited program in Speech and
Language Pathology


Previous experience with
trach management as related to swallowing and communication disorders

Previous experience
managing complex swallowing and/or communication, linguistic/cognitive

Previous work experience
in a critical care setting

SPII - Minimum of two (2) years of clinical