DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Rehabilitation Department provides therapy and nursing services to patients, families and patient’s caregivers including: Rehabilitation Nursing Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. Our department operates as a system department and provides services to Acute Care, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility and Outpatient settings across four campuses. Our Rehabilitation departments offer a variety of specialty services across the various services delivery areas.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Speech-Language Pathologist provides speech-language services to patients in accordance with a written care plan and written physician’s order.
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
Adheres to Oregon State Speech-Language Licensing Board Standards.
Performs evaluation and treatment of patients with speech, hearing, language, cognitive or swallowing disorders.
Provides community resource and referral services.
Staff consultation and training.
May be required to drive Rehabilitation van. If requested, must meet all requirements in Work Instruction.
Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team to assure care is accomplished effectively and efficiently in a cost effective manner. Participates in clinical care conferencing.
Gathers data and accurately documents information in a timely manner demonstrating compliance with department standards.
Participates with team members in facilitating patient’s and family’s learning throughout the course of care. Reinforces patient’s continued health care through teaching and/or referral to community agency follow-up.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from a college or university accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Required: Must have necessary requisites for licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist by the Oregon State Board of Health. Must have active Certificate of Clinical Competance (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements. Ability to travel to business functions/trainings/meetings and all St. Charles Health System work-sites. Current AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
Required: Minimum of 1 year required of therapy procedures with medical based diagnoses and familiarity with rehabilitation practices.
Preferred: Previous experience in hospital based setting.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Internal Number: R1000619
About St. Charles Healthcare
St. Charles Health System is a private, nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing high-quality care and the latest in health care technology to the communities it serves. Headquartered in Bend, Ore., St. Charles is an integrated delivery system, with a strong focus on population health, that provides a full range of evidence-based health care services within a 32,000-square-mile area in Central and Eastern Oregon. The health system owns and operates a trauma level II, tertiary referral center in Bend, a trauma level III, type B rural hospital in Redmond, and trauma level IV critical access hospitals in both Prineville and Madras. As the largest employer in Central Oregon, St. Charles Health System and St. Charles Medical Group care for our communities in more than two dozen outpatient clinics and in more than 20 specialty areas of medicine.
The AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students