Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
University of Washington Medical Center Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, day shift, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST. The Speech Language Pathologist will be responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering speech/language pathology evaluation and intervention to patients with communication and swallowing disorders, as referred by a licensed provider.
Perform patient evaluations as related to the reason for referral, collecting relevant case history information, appropriately selecting and implementing evaluation procedures, and accurately interpreting results to develop diagnostic impressions and recommendations.
Assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation – make appropriate physician contact for intervention.
Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Develop and implement effective treatment programs in consultation with the care team, treating patients in accordance with Speech/Language Pathology standards of care and practice.
Formulate a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs of the patient and family, and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Provide supportive guidance and education to patient, family, and team for implementation of plan.
Coordinate and direct patient care to ensure that patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Complete clinical documentation appropriately and legibly (if hand written), in a timely fashion, according to regulatory guidelines.
Manage time efficiently, scheduling and prioritizing work assignments in an organized manner, routinely meeting deadlines.
Complete billing and productivity statistics accurately and on a daily basis, including entry into patient database.
Assist with departmental orientation and training/mentoring for newly hired staff and students.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS A Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology or Communicative Disorders or equivalent degree approved by the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association AND a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association.
LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Current WA State Licensure in Speech Pathology (as Speech-Language Pathologist).
A minimum of one year of experience as a speech pathologist or equivalent
A minimum of one year of experience working in the acute care setting
Strongly prefer experience/competencies in Acute Medical-Surgical hospital units, including Videofluorographic Swallowing Studies (barium pharyngograms). Opportunities for training available
Basic computer knowledge and skills, including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and data entry programs
Knowledge and skill in operation and maintenance of specialized equipment for communication needs
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