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Speech Pathologist Job

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
PeaceHealth
Type Full time Posted 6/23/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/19/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Bellingham Referral - n/a -    

Speech Pathologist Job

Date:Sep 7, 2014

Location:Bellingham, WA, US

Company:Peacehealth

Req ID:40486

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Acute Therapies (3710)

JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan-of-care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients within the scope of Speech and Language Pathology. Provides oversight to conditional licensees in the clinical fellowship year and students, in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; provides supervision to therapy aides and volunteers. Works as part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for the patient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation and team members. 
2.Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate. 
3.Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
4.Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients.  May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
5.Mentors and provides oversight to new caregivers, conditional licensees in the clinical fellowship year, and therapy aides. Provides clinical instruction and training to students.
6.Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
7.Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.
8.Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: 
•Master’s or Doctorate of a Speech and Language Pathology program accredited by the American Speech and Hearing Association required.
 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 
•Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting
 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 
•Current Speech Pathology License from the state licensing board required.
•Clinical Certificate of competence from American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
•Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
 

OTHER SKILLS:
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Strong organizational and analytical skills
•Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
•Ability to assess patients’ conditions and exercise independent judgment

Location:  Bellingham, WA 
Job Category:  PT, OT, Speech Therapy
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:Variable
FTE:0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Salary range starts at: $30.77
Required Certifications/Licensure:American Speech-Language Hearing Cert; Basic Life Support; Licensed Speech Pathologist - Washington 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || PT, OT, Speech Therapy || Per Diem/Relief || REHABILITATION SVCS 


Nearest Major Market:Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market:Everett
Job Segment:Pathology, Rehabilitation, Therapy, Medical, Patient Care, Healthcare