Evaluate, treat and counsel patients with speech, language, fluency, voice, cognitive and swallowing/oral feeding disorders to improve communication and /or swallowing skills as required by clinician's population. Actively collaborate with the healthcare/educational team to meet patient care, outcome and system improvement objectives.
PLANNING AND MANAGING CARE
Formulate functional treatment plan that is goal focused, individualized, safe and age-specific to address deficits and patient/caregiver areas of concern.
Evaluate patient/caregiver responses and modify plan of care according to VHCS and VUMC standards.
Administer and score standardized and criterion referenced tests.
Interpret results of the assessment and their significance to the patient, family, referring physician and other members of the health care team.
Evaluate and incorporate new research findings into the assessment and treatment of patients.
Assist with establishing or modifying existing Standards of Practice for specific patient groups.
Complete documentation according to agency policy.
Meet productivity standards.
Demonstrate accountability as an individual and team member in meeting patient/family needs.
Participate in identifying cost effective measures for clinical care.
Manage clinical assignment in an organized, efficient manner using human and other resources.
Continuum of Care/Provision of Care
Provide therapeutic interventions for identified objectives.
Evaluate patient/caregiver responses and modify plan of care according to VHCS and VUMC standards.
Assure coordination of care for all patients including multi-disciplinary coordination as a case manager.
Identify and recommend for referral to other services as indicated.
Assure patient safety.
Establish relationship of trust and confidentiality with patient/caregivers.
Practice Infection Control.
Meet obligation for reimbursement of services.
Patient/Caregiver, Team & Community Education
Incorporate new information and findings from ongoing dialogue with patient, family, team, physician and payer into treatment plan.
Provide education/consultation to patient/caregiver/team/community.
Effectively identify and use appropriate educational tools and materials.
Plan educational programs to assist team/department with identified need.
Identify problems and/or actual or potential variances from goals and communicate with the health care team.
Initiate collaboration with the health care team to assure timely identification of the root cause(s) of problems/variances.
Participate in finding solutions for problems/variances and implement actions that move patients/caregivers toward desired goals.
Adapt communication to needs/level of patient/family/caregiver understanding or target audience.
Clearly and efficiently communicate significant information across the continuum of care and/or from one caregiver to another.
Independently collaborate with peers, members of HCT, and physician.
Seek leadership's guidance in conflict resolution.
Develop and achieve personal and professional goals.
Participate in quality improvement activities.
Identify need for professional growth and seeks appropriate professional development opportunities, obtaining a minimal number of educational activities annually that meet licensure requirements.
Function as an integral member of the team, demonstrating ability to: respect roles and professional boundaries of self and others; follow through with assigned roles and required activities; understand/comply with policies and procedures.
Precept new staff.
Attend/participate in agency and committee meetings, including agency and discipline-specific Unit Boards, utilizing the Shared Governance model.
Adhere to and promote VHCS Mission and Vision.
Integrate professional practice/job responsibilities and organizational expectations.
Comply with standards, policies/procedures, laws and organizational expectations.
Strive to meet organizational service, satisfaction and cost goals.
Represent VHCS on committees, etc. outside the agency, as applicable.
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40 hours/week: Shift: beginning no earlier than 8:00a.m., and ending no later than 6:00 p.m. Shift may vary day to day Monday through Friday
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6thyear in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Masters Degree from a CAA Accredited Program
Tennessee Licensure or confirmation of Tennessee Licensure to be in place prior to start date.
Preferred 2 years of experience in pediatric service provision within the last 3 years
Flexibility measured through attitude and willingness to meet patient and departmental needs in a timely manner
Great Communication Skills
Proficient Technical Report Writing Skills
Patient schedule of NO LESS than 37 hours out of the 40 hour work-week, with group therapy a possibility
Possible Travel to satellite locations to provide services
**Fluency in Spanish or Arabic at the conversational level for both oral and written language is a plus but not required. **
***SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: SERVICE PROVISION (ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE NEEDS) FOR CHILDREN OF VARYING AGES AND NEEDS; ADDITIONALLY SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION NEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW-TECH AND HIGH-TECH AAC, AS WELL AS PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL-AGE SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS (INCLUDING LITERACY), EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS, ETC.***
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Assessment and intervention serving children birth to 21 years in most areas addressed under the speech pathology scope of practice, but definitely Autism Spectrum Disorders, general language and articulation needs (all ages), pediatric TBI, AAC use, and Behavior Management
Counseling of families, consultation with physicians, educators and other professionals serving our patients.
Documentation of services and contacts within the electronic medical record (based on facility timeline standards) which will support billing for services
Participation within specialty groups
Graduate Student clinical teaching and supervision associated with personal patient schedule
The Pediatric Speech Language Division of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center is a dynamic out-patient pediatric speech and language clinic consisting of more than 35 clinical staff members encompassing Speech Pathologists, Clinic Technicians, and Occupational Therapists. Our primary site for service is housed within the state-of-the-art Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center located in the heart of the Vanderbilt Medical Center Campus. We have a number of satellite locations. We have established numerous specialty groups of professionals including but not limited to areas such as Preschool Speech-Language, School-Age Speech-Language and Literacy, AAC, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Loss, Fluency, Oral Motor Issues, and Developmental Disabilities. Mentorship is available in all areas of speech-language pathology. Individual and group therapy treatment rooms are available, many with connected observation room space
Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.