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Speech Pathologist

Company: Samaritan Health Services
Location: Newport
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
    • Responsible for providing safe and effective speech-language pathology and dysphagia services by implementing appropriate evaluation, treatment, and education designed to meet the identified communication and swallowing needs of the patient. Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, families/caregivers, and team members. Promotes teamwork.
    • DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
      • The Rehabilitation teams at Samaritan evaluate and treat patients with injuries or conditions that have caused either a decline in self-care, physical mobility or functional independence. The speech therapy teams at Samaritan evaluate and treat those experiencing difficulty with speech sounds, language, voice, swallowing, and cognition (memory, attention, and problem solving). We provide care to adult patients with a wide variety of diagnoses in both the acute and outpatient settings.
      • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
        • Current unencumbered Oregon Speech-Language Pathology license required.
        • Certificate of Clinical Compliance from the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association, or active participant in Clinical Fellowship Year (CYF) required.
        • Must be able to travel to multiple points of care.
        • Healthcare Provider BLS required.
        • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
          • Therapy and Counseling - Possess the skills and knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and cognitive conditions. Ability to provide counseling and guidance.
          • Business Writing - Strong business writing skills, including the ability to professionally communicate clinical content in written documentation that is easily understood by the end user.
          • Communication - Effective written and oral communication skills to explain complex issues, exchange information between team members, and tactfully discuss issues. Ability to perform group presentations and listen to and understand complex information and ideas.
          • Team Building - Ability to work, function and communicate on a multi-disciplinary team. Possess the knowledge and skills to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
          • Time Management - Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
          • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
            • Rarely
              (1 - 10% of the time)

              Occasionally
              (11 - 33% of the time)

              Frequently
              (34 - 66% of the time)

              Continually
              (67 - 100% of the time)

              SIT

              WALK - INCLINE

              LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 40 - 60 Lbs

              LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 20 - 40 Lbs

              SQUAT Static (hold > 30 sec)

              KNEEL (on knees)

              CRAWL (hands & knees)

              ROTATE TRUNK Sitting

              ROTATE TRUNK Standing

              REACH - Upward

              CLIMB - STAIRS

              LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 60 or more Lbs

              LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 20 - 40 Lbs

              LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs

              CARRY 2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

              BEND FORWARD at waist

              PUSH (20-40 pounds force)

              PULL (20-40 pounds force)

              STAND

              WALK - LEVEL SURFACE

              LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs

              LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs

              LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs

              CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

              CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

              REACH - Forward

              PUSH (0-20 pounds force)

              PULL (0-20 pounds force)

              MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists

              FINGER DEXTERITY

              PINCH Fingers

              GRASP Hand/Fist

Keywords: Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis , Speech Pathologist, Healthcare , Newport, Oregon

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