May 08, 2021

Speech Pathologist II

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Speech Therapy

Job Description

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • The chief objective of this position:

      • The Speech Pathologist II is an experienced therapist who is able to independently adapt intervention to meet specific patient’s 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 Pathologist.
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

      • License (or licensure eligible) from the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP)
      • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in SLP from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

      • Current license by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a SLP
      • Current CCC in SLP
      • CPR certification
    • Experience REQUIRED:

      • Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience
      • 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
    • Experience PREFERRED

      • Minimum of two (2) years of previous clinical experience
      • Previous experience with trach management as related to swallowing and communication disorders
      • Previous experience managing complex swallowing and/or communication, linguistic/cognitive disorders
      • Minimal novice experience with dysphasia including MBS and bedside swallow evaluations
      • Previous work experience in a similar practice setting (e.g. critical care, long term care, outpatient, etc.)
      • Previous experience with computer-based documentation systems
    • Education/training REQUIRED:

      • Masters Degree from an ASHA accredited program in Speech and Language Pathology
      • Completes required learning exchange courses
    • Education/training PREFERRED:

      • N/A