Speech Language Pathologist (PRN, Per Diem)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 07-13-2017
Howard University Hospital (HUH) is a private, non- profit institution recognized for its ground breaking research and teaching programs. HUH has a rich tradition of leadership and service dating back to 1862. Over the course of its more than 150 year history of providing the finest primary, secondary, and tertiary health care services, HUH has become one of the most comprehensive health care facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center.
Competitive pay, 403-B Savings (Howard contributes a sum equal to 6% of your pay from your date of hire.  Howard matches up to 2% of what you invest. Both Howard’s contributions and the contributions that you make to the plan are yours, and you are immediately vested 100%. Comprehensive medical and dental plans Prescription Drug Benefits. Discount on optical wear at the HUH Optical Shop, Pet Insurance, Wellness Rewards Program, Tuition remission for employees and dependents, Low-cost onsite parking, SmartTrip Commuter Transit and Parking Benefits, and more!
Basic functions include performing evaluations/assessments of referred patients for speech therapy services, formulating and implementing treatment plans according to department protocol. Priority patient are evaluations of those admitted with diagnosis of CVA and those requiring swallowing evaluations.
Interacts with immediate staff members, physicians, patients and their families, other healthcare providers, Hospital officials, University officials and the general public.
  • Responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with a variety of speech, language, swallowing, voice and cognitive
  • Gathers and assures confidentiality of information necessary to properly evaluate and treat referred patients and them performs complete initial speech and/or swallowing assessment
  • Develops and implements treatment plan and programs for patients based on diagnosis and prognostic assessment. This includes long and short term goals.
  • Provides information to the medical staff and other health professionals which may cause modifications of treatment plans/goals
  • Maintains competencies in required area which may include but not inclusive to DPNS, LSVT, e-stim, PMSV use, and instrumental swallowing assessments (MBS and/or FEES).
  • Maintains appropriate records on all patients, noting prescription of therapy, statement of medical necessity, patient problems and reaction to treatment if applicable, as well as treatment plans, goals and other necessary information relative to the treatment process.
  • Participates in quality assessment programs/activities, continuing education and in-services as directed by Clinical SLP Supervisor
  • Assures safety of patients at all times
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families and staff.Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area.
  • The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
  • Promotes adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
  • Attends annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
  • Participates in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements.Actively participates in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.
  • Adheres to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation policies and procedures as it relates to Speech Pathology Services as well as clinical and fiscal data collection and reporting
  • Competence in oral and written English
  • Ability to assess patients with a variety of communication disorders and establish treatment priorities, exercising independent and ethical judgment in execution of plans of care
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials and the general public
  • Competence in both oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians,Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
  • Must demonstrate collaboration; accountability; respect; excellence; and service.
  • Works with team members and peers in and outside of their immediate work group to create an exceptional experience for patients, students and other visitors; looks for ways to achieve departmental/institutional results by partnering.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions to provide health care and or ancillary functions in a highly efficient and compassionate manner. The employee must function as a Steward (Have Ownership) of the Howard values that foster a commitment to improving the patient and student experience, organizational efficiency and the environment.
  • Embraces diversity; cares holistically for those we serve; treats all as we would like to be treated; manages the patient’s right to privacy with meticulous care 100% of the time and keeps patient and proprietary information about the institution confidential.
  • Anticipates the patient’s and student’s needs, presents as a model representative of the institution and maintains high standards of care while striving to improve performance and create exceptional experiences for our customers.Behaves in a friendly, resourceful and professional manner towards all they encounter; treats patients, students and visitors in the same way that they would want their family members or themselves to be treated.
Master’s degree from an accredited program in Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Disorders
ASHA Certification
DC licensure for Speech Language Pathology
3 years clinical experience in acute care MBS experience preferred
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (12-25lbs), bend, reach, write, type, file, speak, hear, see, calculate, compare, evaluate, interpret and organize for extended periods of time.
Job Type: Full-time
Required education:
  • Master's
Required experience:
  • clinical in acute care (MBS preferred): 3 years
Required license or certification:
  • DC license-Speech Language Pathology & ASHA certification
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