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Speech and Language Pathologist

Company: Virginia Mason Memorial
Location: Yakima
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Job Description:

ROLE SUMMARY

Applies principles and techniques of speech therapy and language development, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vocal mechanism, phonetics, speech and voice science and principles and techniques or aural habilitation/rehabilitation.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Demonstrates competency in assessment of patient needs and development/implementation of treatment plans. Supports and foster personalized patient care, incorporating cultural, ethnic, religious, or age specific needs of the patient.Instructs assistants, technicians and students in treatment procedures to be utilized and provides supervision as needed.Orients patients to treatment procedures appropriate to their age and needs. Informs patients of any potential risk during any procedures.Establishes and instructs patient, family, and other caregivers in therapeutic procedures to be continued following discharge.Administers, scores, and interprets specialized speech/language, cognitive, and swallowing assessments.Meets established productivity expectations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Education:Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology required.

Experience: Previous experience as a Speech Therapist in designated specialty preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Speech Language Pathologist License required. Affiliation with American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) required. Valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance required. American Heart Association BLS required.

Additional requirements: Cell phone for use during working hours, car for travel to and from home visits during shift if applicable.

Level of Business Knowledge/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Able to identify and report abuse. Knowledge of growth and development principles.

ABOUT US

Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

We offer a three-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

"Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."

Keywords: Virginia Mason Memorial, Yakima , Speech and Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Yakima, Washington

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