Speech and Language Pathologist - Inpatient and Outpatient
Company: Swedish Health Services
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Speech and Language
Pathologist (0.0 FTE, Days) to work in Inpatient and Outpatient
Speech Therapy at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.
Delivers speech language therapy services to predominantly adult
inpatients and outpatients, and to select pediatric/adolescents.
Provides indirect clinical guidance to staff, students and
volunteers in the areas of communication, cognition, and swallowing
by identifying patient needs and developing responsive programs.
Upon physician referral, performs evaluations and develops and
implements individual plans of care to maximize functional
outcomes, reassessing treatment results, and actively participating
in discharge planning. Strives to increase public awareness of
communication and swallowing disorders by providing community and
hospital staff education. Delivers all services in compliance with
Swedish Medical Center standards, national and professional
standards, state practice acts, and current accepted evidence-based
In this position you will:
- Provide quality patient care for inpatients and outpatients by:
performing a functional assessment and evaluation of patients in
various age groups including adult and/or geriatric and select
adolescent and pediatric patients who are on referral; developing a
treatment plan based on evaluation with participation of patient
and family as appropriate; establishing measurable goals described
in functional terms which include time frames for achievement;
administering treatment, based on established plan or goals, and
assessing patient's progress and results of treatment on a timely
basis and revising plans or goals as appropriate.
- Communicate effectively regarding patient's progress or
concerns both verbally and in writing with physician, patient,
family, other hospital personnel and community agencies to
facilitate the assessment of patient's achievement of goals and to
estimate further rehab potential on a timely basis.
- Oversee all treatment provided by Speech-Language Pathology
externs in accordance with ASHA standards of practice and hospital
policy. Provide orientation, training, guidance, direction and
feedback and/or evaluate their performance as required. Help ensure
the consistent and thorough orientation of new employees, agency
personnel, student observers and volunteers by actively
participating in their orientation.
- Maintain all required and necessary documentation in the
medical record to promote continuity of care between caregivers and
meet JCAHO, hospital, payer and quality of care standards.
- Provide instruction and education to patients, their families
(or significant others) and the community in order to enhance the
knowledge, skills and behaviors, which are necessary for them to
benefit fully from health care interventions and to meet their
ongoing health care needs.
- Continuously improve patient care delivery and enhance own
professional development by attending appropriate continuing
education presentations, in services, staff meetings and
participating in performance improvement processes and program
Required qualifications for this position include:
- Master's Degree Accredited Speech-Language Pathology
- 1 year of hospital-wide experience with speech, language, and
cognitive communication disorders and dysphagia
- Diagnostic experience with MBS procedures
- Experience with MBS procedures
- Possesses valid Washington state Speech-Language Pathologist
- Current Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language
Pathology (CCC-SLP) from ASHA
About the Edmonds Campus.
Swedish Edmonds has been providing sound and thoughtful care for
patients in the Greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We
pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring
professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are
a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health
and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and
compassionate health care services. Swedish Edmonds is an
innovative, regional healthcare delivery network that provides more
local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest
medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish
The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:
217 licensed beds.
450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical
1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel.
Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV
Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support
Keywords: Swedish Health Services, Edmonds , Speech and Language Pathologist - Inpatient and Outpatient, Other , Edmonds, Washington
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