Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Speech Language Pathologist - PRN

    Job Title
    Speech Language Pathologist - PRN
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Speech Language Pathologist PRN who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    The minimum required shifts for this position are one weekend per month.
    The Speech Language Pathologist PRN:

    • Performs 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.
    • 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.

    Organizational Expectations:

    • 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.

    Required Competencies:

    • Knowledge of rehabilitation policies and procedures as it relates to Speech Pathology Services as well as clinical and fiscal data collection and reporting 
    • Lifting and Carrying of 0-35 lbs using equipment
    • 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.

    Required Education and Experience:
    • Master’s degree from an accredited program in Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Disorders
    • Minimum three (3) years experience in clinical acute care required.
    • MBS experience preferred.
    • ASHA Certification Required.
    • DC licensure for Speech Language Pathology required.

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

    Required Skills

    Master’s degree from an accredited program in Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Disorders
    Three (3) years clinical experience in acute care. MBS experience preferred.
    ASHA Certification
    DC licensure for Speech Language Pathology
    Stroke Unit experience preferred.

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