Speech Pathologist
PeaceHealth - Longview, WA

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PeaceHealth, St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wa, has an opportunity for a full-time SLP to join a collaborative multi-disciplinary rehab team. This is an excellent opportunity for a SLP with pediatric experience to provide care for a pediatric outpatient and acute care caseload. Primary patient population is those with speech disorders, autism, swalling disorders. Position is Monday - Friday, with 1 in 5 weekend coverage.

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.

  • 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.
  • Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate.
  • Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
  • 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.
  • Mentors and provides oversight to new caregivers, conditional licensees in the clinical fellowship year, and therapy aides. Provides clinical instruction and training to students.
  • Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
  • Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Master's or Doctorate of a Speech and Language Pathology program accredited by the American Speech and Hearing Association required.

    Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting
  • 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.

    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

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    Key Words: SLP, Speech Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Rehab, Rehab Services, Outpatient Speech, acute care Speech

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    PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and...