Job: PRN Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) - Rehab Hospital

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Posted: 02/08/2018

Job Status: Part Time, On Call

Job Description

Company Overview:

Ernest Health owns and operates community-based acute rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.  We are dedicated to providing high quality, cost-effective physical medicine and rehabilitation services to promote the recovery of individuals who have functional deficits resulting from injury or illness as well as those with chronic or complex medical conditions

Our hospital will provide rehabilitative services for patients with functional deficits as a result of debilitating illnesses, or injuries. Through our inpatient rehabilitation programs, we help patients recover quickly and return home with a renewed sense of self-sufficiency.

Position Overview:

Assesses, diagnoses, and treats speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs patient assessment, establishes plan of care, and prepares discharge plans.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of treatment and modifies as necessary
  • Assesses educational and cultural needs of the patient, family, caregiver, or significant other and communicates accordingly to promote maximum benefit of care.
  • Coordinates and supervises appropriate levels of staff including interns, students, and volunteers. Responds to department needs.  Participates in and contributes to quality improvement process for the department.
  • Uses age specific standards, policies and procedures and guidelines to perform treatments and procedures that are routine for unit based on patient age.
  • Completes patient documentation in a thorough, timely, and efficient manner.

Required Skills:

  • Current licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Utah
  • Current Basic Life Support/CPR card. 
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA or Clinical Fellowship Year status or equivalent preferred.
  • One year of experience in a hospital or rehab setting preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively using an interdisciplinary approach to rehabilitation.

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