Speech Language Pathologist PRN
Location:
Pulaski , Virginia
Posted:
December 17, 2017
Reference:
00041-18252
Today, our health system has grown to include four hospitals, two cancer centers, six outpatient centers, and 700 affiliated physicians. Our expansive network stretches from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, giving us the privilege to serve more than 250,000 patients each year.

Our Mission and Vision at LewisGale above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. The vision of LewisGale is to be recognized as the healthcare provider and the employer of choice in Southwest Virginia.

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Evaluates patients according to physician referral

STANDARD: Evaluates patients in a concise fashion in light of physician referral and patient history using clinical examination skills to determine objective findings. Assesses subjective and objective findings to develop plan of treatment with long and short term goals and reassesses patient regularly.

EXCEED STANDARDS: Demonstrates consistent ability to evaluate a wide range of diagnosis of patients throughout the division. Consistently volunteers to evaluate unexpected referrals received at less than convenient times.

Treats patients according to plan using conventional treatment

STANDARD: Follows treatment plan focusing on return to function. Applies oxygen per physician's order. Demonstrates efficiency and proficiency in utilizing standard treatment methods.

EXCEED STANDARDS: Consistently demonstrates creative and innovative treatment techniques based on available resources while maintaining efficiency.

Completes and distributes all patient documentation

STANDARD: Prepares chart documentation in accordance with department standards including: evaluation, daily and or weekly notes, FIM's reports and discharge notes within the correct time frame. Prepares outpatient chart documentation including: evaluation, written daily notes, progress notes to physicians, exercise programs and dictated discharge notes. Documentation is timely, complete, professional and concise.

EXCEED STANDARDS: Out patient paperwork completed on same day as patient visit. Is proficient in documentation requirements in all rehab division settings.

Communicates effectively with other healthcare professionals

STANDARD: Communication skills exhibit a sharing of information in a professional, tactful, and timely manner between peers, and other health care professionals. Demonstrates understanding and responds to the other parties' needs and concerns.

EXCEED STANDARDS: Demonstrates ability to promote understanding and resolution in sensitive situations. Maximizes opportunities and accepts limitations in these circumstances.

Participates in activities that promote department operations and program development

STANDARD: Maintains an active role in program development, and daily department operations. Accepts additional assignments from supervisor.

EXCEED STANDARDS: Consistently seeks additional opportunities for involvement in assignments to improve department operations and programs.

Revenue Integrity

STANDARD: Consistently charges according to department charge description.

EXCEEDS: Always enters charges accurately and in a timely fashion that results in zero late charges. Employee will have zero charges removed as a result of chart audit.

QUALIFICATIONS

EXPERIENCE
Required - None
Preferred - Previous experience in an acute care or rehab hospital.

EDUCATION
Required - Master Degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Valid Virginia license to practice Speech Language Pathology.
BLS certification within the 90 days of employment.
Preferred - Advanced training in a specialty area related to specific patient populations

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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