UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care among the top 5% in the country.
Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC-Northwest campus Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/PER DIEM/HOURLY, VARIED DAYS, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP) CFY. Under supervision of a licensed Speech Pathologist, the SLP CF will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe speech/language pathology services. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The SLP CF will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations and utilize training in the evaluation and treatment process. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge. Implement treatment programs, which include areas of swallowing, speech, voice, language, or cognitive/communication.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrates working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional, abilities, complications and implications of long term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service area.
Provides skilled, timely and effective patient care.
Follows protocols, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service.
Plans treatment programs with the patient and treatment team.
Documents intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems. Documentation is to include assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient’s response to intervention.
Participates in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention.
Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention.
Knowledge of other treatment team member’s roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient’s treatment.
Coordinate patient care programs with treatment team to facilitate and enhance functional outcomes.
Follows billing and reimbursement procedures.
Complies with agency and division standards, protocols procedures.
Participates in discipline and workgroup meetings.
Articulates and integrates safety policies and procedures into daily practice.
Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a Speech and Language Pathology Program and current Washington State temporary license to practice as a Speech and Language Pathology CF. MA or MS is Speech/Language Pathology and have completed internship.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.