Job: Speech Language Pathologist (PRN)

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Posted: 01/12/2018

Job Status: On Call

Job Reference #: 20446

Job Description


Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital (NCRH) is currently seeking an experienced Speech Language Pathologist (PRN). Make a direct difference today by joining our team of dedicated professionals working together to attain a common goal – giving the gift of time through great patient care. Competitive wages and benefits await you!


Ernest Health owns and operates community-based acute rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, 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. We promote a healing and nurturing environment at each of our facilities, responding to the medical, physical, psychological and social needs of our patients.


Our Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Facility, designed solely for the provision of specialized rehabilitative care, is the only freestanding acute rehabilitation hospital serving northern Colorado. Since opening its doors in 2005, our hospital has been rated in the top 10% of all inpatient rehab facilities in the United Stated for 8 consecutive years! Through our inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, we are able to utilize our unique design and responsive environment to help patients recover quickly and return home with a renewed sense of self-sufficiency.


The Speech Language Pathologist evaluates patient’s communication, cognition and swallowing abilities and plans, organizes, coordinates, and administers goal-directed, activity oriented treatment exercising professional judgment, knowledge, and skills in managing treatment plans for the purpose of promoting/restoring optimum independence in daily life tasks, and the achievement of maximum communication potential. The Speech Language Pathologist ensures continuation of performance through effective education of the patient, family, support system and home program, if applicable. These functions are carried out according to hospital policy in accordance with the mission and vision of the hospital and consistent with the philosophy of the department. The Speech Language Pathologist supervises/provides speech therapy services to patients ranging in age from 14 to 100+ in inpatient and/or outpatient environments. The Speech Language Pathologist supervises supportive personnel and actively participates in departmental activities and processes.

Minimum Work Experience

One (1) year of experience in the care of patients in rehabilitation hospital setting preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Current State of Colorado license as a Speech Language Pathologist is required.
  • Current BLS/CPR required.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA or Clinical Fellowship Year status or equivalent is required.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Ability

  • Proficient use of appropriate forms in documenting care and medical necessity.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and care.
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical proficiency utilizing policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Knowledgeable about accreditation standards to ensure adherence to all standard set forth by the stat and accrediting agencies of TJC and CMS.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English at a level necessary to follow written and oral instructions and safety precautions.

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