Language Specialist

Location: Warden, WA
TITLE: Speech Therapist
Are you interested in residing in a region encompassed by a substantial freshwater lake that offers more than 300 days of sunshine annually, while working in a healthcare organization dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for the community?
The organization's motto is "All of us, for each of you, every time."
The community has a population of around 25,000, with the facility catering to approximately 77,000 individuals. The area features a small airport, a university, and a vibrant community that caters to diverse interests.
This area is renowned as a Desert Oasis situated in the heart of the Columbia Basin in Central Washington, providing four distinctive seasons and over 330 days of sunshine.
If this appeals to you as an opportunity for change, please continue reading...
Desired qualifications:
• Possession of a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, or Communicative Disorders that is acceptable to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
• Holding a valid Washington State Speech Language Pathologist license
• At least one year of experience in acute care, including bedside swallow assessment and treatment
• One year of outpatient experience, specifically with Barium Swallow studies in collaboration with Diagnostic Imaging, is preferred
• Proficiency and experience in evaluating and providing comprehensive care across the entire age spectrum, encompassing infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, school-age children, young and middle-aged adults, and geriatric patients
• Experience in developing and expanding inpatient and outpatient services with a primary focus on serving the pediatric population
• Prior exposure to Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records systems is desirable
Expected working hours and compensation:
• This is a full-time position
• Salary ranges from $94,000 to $119,000, depending on experience
• A comprehensive benefits package, including relocation assistance of $5,000, is provided
Responsibilities include:
• Collaborating with the team to deliver high-quality inpatient and outpatient services spanning all age groups
• Providing speech and language therapy services to both inpatients and outpatients, including assessment, treatment, and care, as well as engaging in educational instruction with patients and their families
• Demonstrating competence in assessing a patient's self-report, behavior, and comprehension of the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation processes
• Conducting evaluations, designing treatment plans, and administering therapies to patients in areas such as speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, feeding, and swallowing, considering their age and developmental or functional levels identified through assessment
What you can anticipate:
• Reporting to the Rehabilitation Director
• Working in a collaborative team environment
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