The Speech Pathologist, PRN with Vanderbilt Home Care Services, travels to the patient's home to evaluate and treat patients with speech, language, voice, cognition, fluency, auditory (re)habilitation, and swallowing/oral feeding disorders. Educate and counsel patients and families. Provide independent therapeutic services and identify area(s) of clinical specialization and competency. Supervise graduate students as assigned in clinical specialty area. Participate actively in identifying and conducting quality improvement activities. Collaborate with clinical practice team to achieve patient outcomes and system objectives.
Vanderbilt Home Care is part of one of the country's most respected medical centers. We provide in-home care for patients with chronic conditions.
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Bringing Vanderbilt Care into Your Home Since 1985
Vanderbilt Home Care provides caregivers in the patient's own environment under the direction of the patient's physician. When you or your loved one receives care from Vanderbilt Home Care, you are in the hands of highly skilled, compassionate individuals. We take pride in our work and feel privileged to be part of one of the country's most respected medical centers.
Our Mission and Values:
Our mission is to provide excellence in home care with the high standards that we would expect for our own family and loved ones. Our values include:
Support for community based home services through excellence in clinical practice and education
Patient safety and quality
Strong interdisciplinary collaboration, communication and partnership
Evidenced based practice and clinical expertise
Technology enhanced innovation
The Home Health Quality team is a small task oriented team which consists of a quality educator, a quality data analyst, and quality reviewer. They work closely together with clinical managers to provide meaningful data on home health patient population and clinician best practices.
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
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 Tennessee
Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
Completes documentation in a manner consistent with medical center and department policies. Demonstrates the ability to:
Consistently meet standards for timely filing of documentation.
Document and report information consistent with medical-legal policies and professional standards, using language appropriate to the use of the documentation and the audience/recipients.
Document to ensure reimbursement of services provided.
Provides clinical services in a manner consistent with compliance requirements, medical center policies, and the department's financial goals. Demonstrates the ability to:
Meet productivity standards.
Make judicious decisions relative to department funds and resources.
Completes speech-language, auditory, and/or swallowing/oral feeding assessments 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.
Administer and score formal and informal tests and assessments.
Analyze and interpret test and assessment results.
Report findings to the patient/client, family, referring physician, and other members of the health care team in a timely manner and consistent with HIPAA standards.
Evaluate and incorporate research findings into the assessment and treatment of patients.
Formulates functional treatment plans to address the impairments and the patient/client and family concerns. Demonstrates the ability to:
Include objectives based upon assessment results and family input.
Write functional objectives in measurable terms.
Develop objectives consistent with the family's goals and resources.
Apply evidence based clinical management practices.
Identify and recommend additional/alternative services when appropriate.
Provides appropriate discharge planning. Demonstrates the ability to:
Inform patients/clients, family members and members of the health care team of the projected discharge plans.
Make appropriate discharge recommendations.
Provides education and counseling to the patient/client, family, and health care team. Demonstrates the ability to:
Communicate functional implications of assessment findings and treatment, including information on specific diagnoses, disease processes, and conditions.
Recognize and adjust education and counseling to address any barriers to communication.
Provides supervision to students as assigned and as appropriate to quality patient care and their professional development needs. Demonstrates the ability to:
Provide instruction, information, readings, guidance/counsel and training to ensure competent patient care is provided by supervisees at all times.
Ensure supervisees comply with unit-specific, department/center, and medical center policies and procedures.
Ensure supervisees are evaluated in writing and evaluations are documented in a timely manner and reviewed face-to-face consistent with all pertinent/established guidelines and standards for supervision in the department.
Meets all mandated continuing education requirements. Demonstrates the ability to:
Maintain continuing education records and submit continuing education verification documentation to maintain state licensing and ASHA requirements.
Attend supervisory and other training activities provided within the Medical Center.
Provides education to others and participates in formal/informal research activities. Demonstrates the ability to:
Participate in teaching and mentoring activities on campus and/or in the community.
Participates in formal research, data collection, an application of evidence based practices, and/or quality assurance data collection activities.
Displays Professionalism and Leadership. Demonstrates the ability to:
Participate in professional organizations.
Advocate on behalf of the profession or the clients we serve.
Participate in fundraising, marketing activities, or community liaison activities on behalf of the Center.
Ensure facility accreditation standards are met and maintained.
Act independently but with concurrence of supervisors to solve problems.
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 t...he 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.