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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, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Mentorship is available in all areas of speech-language pathology. Individual and group therapy treatment rooms are available, many with connected observation room space. For more information, please visit: https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/30030
In this rewarding and pivotal role, your duties will include but not be 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 including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairment, general language and articulation needs, 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 following successful completion of clinical fellowship.
Analyzes comprehensive information from formal and informal assessment that is pertinent to the patient's care and management to determine a rehabilitation treatment diagnosis.
Collaborates with stakeholders in establishing the plan of care, coordinates and implements care delivery while anticipating patient care needs across the rehabilitation continuum.
Applies appropriate, evidence-based interventions to ensure effective outcomes and re-evaluates performance to assess patient's progress towards goals.
Employs strategies to promote successful return to home, community, and school/vocational environments.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY PATIENT EVALUATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency in evaluating patients with speech-language, auditory, and/or swallowing/oral feeding deficits 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 and selects appropriate measures and performs a functional assessment to document patient's status requiring skilled therapy. Interprets the results of the assessment and their significance for the patient, family, referring physician and other members of the health care team.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY TREATMENT IMPLEMENTATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency providing treatment consistent with physician prescription and established plan of care. Identifies treatment objectives based upon assessment results and family input. Writes functional objectives in measurable terms that are consistent with the family's goals and resources. Applies evidence based clinical management practices. Identifies and recommends additional/alternative services when appropriate.
REHAB THERAPIST PATIENT DOCUMENTATION (NOVICE): - Demonstrates proficiency in documentation practices. Documents in the appropriate templates and utilizes only approved abbreviations within patient documentation. Meets institutional standards for quality and timeliness of documentation.
DISCHARGE PLANNING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Demonstrates proficiency in the discharge planning process. Informs patients, family and members of team of the patient's needs based upon the assessment and/or treatment. Makes recommendations for continued services, follow-up, or referrals to other services. Seeks guidance consistently on the transition and discharge process including transition services and referral resources.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY PATIENT & FAMILY EDUCATION (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Demonstrates proficiency in communicating functional impact of assessment findings, treatment interventions, treatment planning diagnosis, and disease process. Considers the communication needs/level of understanding of audience and may share appropriate information/literature.
Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement.
Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements.
Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P1):
- Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
- Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P1):
- Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
- Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P1):
- Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.
- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P1):
- Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
- Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P1):
- Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
- Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.
- Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
Masters Degree from a CAA Accredited Program
Clinical Fellowship Eligible thru ASAH
Tennessee Provisional Licensure or Registry of Clinical Fellowship with Tennessee Board of Licensure for Speech Language Pathology to be in place prior to start date.
NO less than 1 year of experience in pediatric service provision within the last 2 years of graduate study
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 35 out of 40 hours, with group therapy a possibility
Ability to travel to satellite locations to provide services
Experience using Epic EMR searches and Documentation.
*** SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: MUST HAVE SERVICE PROVISION EXPERIENCE (ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE NEEDS) FOR CHILDREN WITH A DIAGNOSIS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM ; ADDITIONALLY SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION NEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW-TECH AND HIGH-TECH AAC. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE SERVING CHILDREN WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT.
· Fluency in a 2 nd language
Note – Based on experience, we can consider SLP I or SLP II
40 hours/week with shift beginning no earlier than 8:00AM and ending no later than 6:00PM. Shift may vary day to day Monday thru Friday
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 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
· Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
· Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
· The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
· National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
· Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
· Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
· American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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 th...e 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.
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