Our organization values excellence, integrity, compassion, and partnership in all aspects of operation. The hospital provides access to advanced imaging technology, Laboratory, MRI, CT scan, and Life Flight capabilities for major trauma transports. We have a strong network of primary care and subspecialty providers on staff including a full-time Oncology Infusion program. The hospital works toward constantly improving its facilities and acquiring new technology to keep pace with the advances of health care and is currently in the process of implementing an Electronic Medical Records.
Job Summary: Assesses and evaluates patients and establishes appropriate plan of care in accordance with the physician based on realistic functional treatment goals. Provides direct patient treatments within the Speech Language Pathologist scope of practice with the goal of restoring function and maximizing patient performance in areas including but not limited to: Dysphagia (including Modified Barium Swallow studies), language/cognitive disorders, speech/voice disorders. Patients population includes: adults and geriatrics in acute inpatient, swing bed and outpatient settings. Observes, records and reports the patient’s response to treatment and any adverse changes in the patient’s condition to the physician and appropriate medical staff. Instructs and advises patients, families, caregivers and other health team members as appropriate to assist in reaching the goals of the plan of care and maintaining patient confidentiality. Completes documentation as required and submits per hospital policy. Attends hospital orientation, meetings, case conferences and in service as requested/required. Obtains authorization for treatment as required and coordinates the plan of care with the physician, patient and other disciplines through verbal or written communication. SLP is responsible for remaining current in speech language pathology trends and knowledge. Ability to organize groups of people toward completion of designated projects, ability to self start projects and ability to communicate ideas well is preferred.
• Certification/Licensing/Registration: current Washington state license in good standing.
• Master’s degree with a major in Speech Pathology from an approved/accredited program.
• Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
• Medical setting experience required with two years experience preferred.
• Must be self-directed and able to work with little supervision and have appropriate clinical judgment and communication skills.
• Able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the adult and geriatric populations served. Evaluation/treatment to include but not limited to Dyspahgia (including Modified Barium Swallow studies), language/cognitive disorders, speech/voice disorders.
• Requires the ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families, customers and co-workers.
Reports to: Chief Nursing Officer
Location: Ocean Beach Hospital