Jul 08, 2024

HSCPC OPED Therapist

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

HSCPC OPED Therapist - (220000DU)


Provides pediatric patient care in the OPED/AT department including evaluating patients for Assistive Technology for communication, play, computer and environmental access to improve their independence and function.


Minimum Education
Master's Degree Speech-Language Pathology from an American Speech- Language-Hearing Association accredited institution. (Required)

Required Licenses and Certifications
Current District of Columbia and/or Maryland licensure ST eligibility. Upon Hire (Required) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Upon Hire (Required)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Upon Hire (Required)
RESNA, ATP Certification. (Preferred)

Job Functions

  • Train patient and family to safely use, maintain, set up and breakdown each piece of equipment.
  • Perform evaluations with a team of therapists to determine if assistive technology may improve function.
  • Discusses evaluation results with patient/caregiver and appropriate healthcare team members and responds to questions appropriately.
  • Identifies signs and symptoms that substantially impact treatments and outcomes and takes appropriate action.
  • Refers patient to appropriate practitioner if the diagnosis is outside scope of expertise
  • Investigates living environment for safety hazards and necessary modification by discussion with appropriate caregiver or patient.
  • Completes patient charges accurately and timely.
  • Follows established documentation policies and guidelines.
  • Alert to payer limitations and makes appropriate adjustments to plan of care.
  • Oversees students, clinical fellows and volunteers as assigned.
  • Appropriately delegates assignments and provides appropriate supervision.
  • Assists with orientation, training, and competency assessment activities of students, volunteers, support personnel and peers, as requested.
  • Productivity at manager’s discretion, averaging 75% for OPED clinic therapists and 50% for Assistive Technology therapist
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments within the organization. Is responsive to needs, follows up when appropriate, and updates and informs Supervisor as appropriate.
  • Assists supervisor in the development and/or revision of policies and procedures, as requested.
  • Be familiar with all policies and procedures of the Hospital and the Department of Rehabilitation Services.
  • Ensures timely and cooperative inter- and intra-departmental relationships and communications throughout the hospital and the system and with individuals external to the hospital and system.
  • Maintains skills, licensure, regulatory requirements and credentials needed to perform assigned duties.
  • Other job duties: May perform other duties in addition to those outlined in this job description.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Employee Excellence

  • Demonstrates understanding of quality of service and collaborates with co-workers to ensure excellence standard is achieved
  • Innovates through improvement of care and/or efficiency of operational processes.
  • Dedicated to a standard of performance excellence and high quality

All In

  • Embraces changes/improvements and actively participates in the implementation of new/improved programs, technology, new equipment, systems and resources that promote quality of care, safety and efficiency
  • Identifies, prioritizes and selects alternative solutions to determine best outcome

Action Oriented

  • Maintains a high level of activity/productivity, meeting deadlines and appropriately prioritizing tasks to meet business demands
  • Anticipates problems and attempts to solve before they develop

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure

  • Category I: Job usually involves contact with patients or patient specimens. Exposure to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens, is possible.

Protected Health Information Access Level

  • Level IV - Full Access Incumbents in this job may access any protected health information associated to a customer's needs, the service(s) rendered and the position's functions.

Working Environment

  • This job operates in a hospital or office environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Light Work: Lifting 25 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs.

Travel Requirements

  • This is a full-time, regular position working standard and extended hours.

Primary Location

: Maryland-Rockville

Work Locations

HSC Rockville Outpatient
14995 Shady Grove Road
Rockville 20850


: Allied Health


: HSC Pediatric Center
Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8 am - 6:30 4 days/week

Job Posting

: Feb 16, 2022, 3:25:48 PM