Speech Pathologist II
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- Entity: Valley Regional Enterprises
- Shift: Day
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Speech Pathologist provides direct one-on-one patient care in the patient's home environment as part of a multidisciplinary Home Health team including nursing, PT, OT, speech, social work and home health techs. This position will evaluate patients and use professional judgment to design the individualized plan of care which best meets the patient's needs. The patient population varies widely across the spectrums of acuity, age, and diagnosis. Feedback from the Speech Pathologist is critical to determine and recommend the patient's progression through the continuum of care. The Speech Pathologist is responsive to physician referrals, determines the skilled and medically necessary needs of the patient and provides discipline specific interventions to improve the safety and functional independence of its clients through the rehab process. The Speech Pathologist is responsible for establishing and maintaining professional competence, identifying educational needs and seeking out learning opportunities from more advanced clinicians and specific continuing education. The Speech Pathologist is mindful of the fiduciary responsibilities and delivers rehabilitation services in a timely and efficient manner, adhering to licensure, documentation and billing guidelines, and begins to recognize need for program development and process improvement initiatives.
The home health agency relies heavily on technology; email is a primary means of communication and the Speech Pathologist will use a laptop to complete documentation in an electronic record. The Speech Pathologist works under the direction of a clinical team manager. Employment begins with a 4-6 week orientation with a seasoned preceptor to ensure that the clinician is well prepared when they begin treating on their own. Additional job duties include performance improvement opportunities, policy and procedure review and development, research, etc. Working in home health provides endless variety of setting, scenery, and clinical challenges, and provides a unique opportunity to enter and work within the real life environments of our patients, bringing meaningful change to their daily lives.
What You Will Bring:
Post Graduate Certificate, Bachelor's or Master's degree in Speech Therapy.
Has completed CI credentialing course, home study adult learning course, or equivalent (up to one year to complete after hire)
Minimum two years of clinical experience (4,160 hours).
Certification & Licensures
SLP license or eligible in Virginia required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Basic computer and keyboarding skills or participation in computer training within the first year of employment.
Competent to successfully interact with patients, according to their special needs which may apply based upon the age of the patient served - Age Specific Competencies.
Learning and exhibiting consistent proficiency for entry level, setting defined, basic competency in the provision of discipline specific interventions.
For advancement: Overall minimum score of “Exceeds Expectations” and at least “Fully Meets Expectations” in all individually scored areas on most recent performance appraisal; exhibits consistent proficiency for advanced level, setting defined, competency in the provision of discipline specific interventions.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police and WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV Cares)
3rd party Background Check
Central Registry *required prior to working with minors
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