Vanderbilt Home Care Services Speech Pathologist, PRN - Pediatrics Williamson County
JOB SUMMARY Evaluate and treat patients with speech, language, voice, cognition, fluency, auditory (re)habilitation, and swallowing/oral feeding disorders. Educate and counsel patients and families. Provide independent therapeutic services and identify area(s) of clinical specialization and competency. Supervise graduate students as assigned in clinical specialty area. Participate actively in identifying and conducting quality improvement activities. Collaborate with clinical practice team to achieve patient outcomes and system objectives.
In this role you will drive to the patient's home to provide the prescribed care. Requirements are Speech Pathologist license, ASHA Certification in Speech Pathology, at least 1 year of relevant work experience (outside of clinicals), and a valid drivers license. We are looking for candidates that have experience with Medical Feeding of fragile infants.
Position Shift: Office Hours are 8am-4:30pm. The therapist will receive extensive orientation and will have a preceptor to assist with orientation and learning of our medical records system.
Department/Unit Summary Vanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country's most respected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.
Bringing Vanderbilt Care into Your Home Since 1985 Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers in the patient's own environment under the direction of the patient's physician. When you or your loved one receives care from Vanderbilt Home Care, you are in the hands of highly skilled, compassionate individuals. We take pride in our work and feel privileged to be part of one of the country's most respected medical centers.
Our Mission and Values: Our mission is to provide excellence in home care with the high standards that we would expect for our own family and loved ones. Our values include:
*Support for community based home services through excellence in clinical practice and education *Patient safety and quality *Strong interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and partnership *Evidenced based practice and clinical expertise *Technology enhanced innovation
The Home Health Quality team is a small task oriented team which consists of a quality educator, a quality data analyst, and quality reviewer. They work closely together with clinical managers to provide meaningful data on home health patient population and clinician best practices.
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: 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.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Completes documentation in a manner consistent with medical center and department policies. Demonstrates the ability to:* Consistently meet standards for timely filing of documentation.* Document and report information consistent with medical-legal policies and professional standards, using language appropriate to the use of the documentation and the audience/recipients.* Document to ensure reimbursement of services provided.* Provides clinical services in a manner consistent with compliance requirements, medical center policies, and the department's financial goals. Demonstrates the ability to:* Meet productivity standards.* Make judicious decisions relative to department funds and resources.* Completes speech-language, auditory, and/or swallowing/oral feeding assessments using the appropriate testing methods and equipment for the patient type, diagnosis, and reason for the referral. Demonstrates the ability to:* Obtain the case history.* Administer and score formal and informal tests and assessments.* Analyze and interpret test and assessment results.* Report findings to the patient/client, family, referring physician, and other members of the health care team in a timely manner and consistent with HIPAA standards.* Evaluate and incorporate research findings into the assessment and treatment of patients.* Formulates functional treatment plans to address the impairments and the patient/client and family concerns. Demonstrates the ability to:* Include objectives based upon assessment results and family input.* Write functional objectives in measurable terms.* Develop objectives consistent with the family's goals and resources.* Apply evidence based clinical management practices.* Identify and recommend additional/alternative services when appropriate.* Provides appropriate discharge planning. Demonstrates the ability to:* Inform patients/clients, family members and members of the health care team of the projected discharge plans.* Make appropriate discharge recommendations.* Provides education and counseling to the patient/client, family, and health care team. Demonstrates the ability to:* Communicate functional implications of assessment findings and treatment, including information on specific diagnoses, disease processes, and conditions.* Recognize and adjust education and counseling to address any barriers to communication.* Provides supervision to students as assigned and as appropriate to quality patient care and their professional development needs. Demonstrates the ability to:* Provide instruction, information, readings, guidance/counsel and training to ensure competent patient care is provided by supervisees at all times.* Ensure supervisees comply with unit-specific, department/center, and medical center policies and procedures.* Ensure supervisees are evaluated in writing and evaluations are documented in a timely manner and reviewed face-to-face consistent with all pertinent/established guidelines and standards for supervision in the department.* Meets all mandated continuing education requirements. Demonstrates the ability to:* Maintain continuing education records and submit continuing education verification documentation to maintain state licensing and ASHA requirements.* Attend supervisory and other training activities provided within the Medical Center.* Provides education to others and participates in formal/informal research activities. Demonstrates the ability to:* Participate in teaching and mentoring activities on campus and/or in the community.* Participates in formal research, data collection, an application of evidence based practices, and/or quality assurance data collection activities.* Displays Professionalism and Leadership. Demonstrates the ability to:* Participate in professional organizations.* Advocate on behalf of the profession or the clients we serve.* Participate in fundraising, marketing activities, or community liaison activities on behalf of the Center.* Ensure facility accreditation standards are met and maintained.* Act independently but with concurrence of supervisors to solve problems.TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
Allied health is among the fastest growing occupations in healthcare today. This area can be defined as credentialed professionals who perform supportive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services to promote health and prevent disease in a variety of settings.
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Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the southeast choose Vanderbilt Health for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues:- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services:- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation:- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
LIC-Speech Pathologist - Tennessee
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Bachelor's: Speech Pathology (Required)
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