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Providence Speech Language Pathologist in Kodiak, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Speech Language Pathologist (Speech Therapy, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Kodiak Medical Center in Kodiak, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • PATIENT CARE: Evaluate patient/resident physical, social, emotional, and cognitive skills as related to his/her prognosis. Plan and implement treatment in concert with physician’s orders and in accordance with professional standards. Provide direction and guidance to other caregivers to assist them in following through on the therapeutic plan of care. Exhibit clinical skills relevant to level of education and training in speech therapy. Provide speech therapy services in Inpatient, Outpatient, Care Center, and Home Health settings.

  • Conduct medically prescribed initial screenings, assessments, intervention and treatment for human communication disorders and dysfunction. May include dysfunction related to speech, oral-pharyngeal function or dysphasia, cognitive or communication disorders. In addition, the Speech Language Pathologist may develop augmentative and alternative communication systems and training, provide aural rehabilitation, and hearing screen in compliance with standards and guidelines established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Treatment is provided under the order of a physician licensed in the State of Alaska.

  • DOCUMENTATION: Document all aspects of care and outcomes in a manner that is clear to others and that meets service standards. Complete all required documentation in a timely manner and according to departmental policy. Plan for patient/resident discharge with attention given to home programs, equipment arrangement, and patient/resident family education.

  • EDUCATION: Provide patient/resident family education in a variety of physical settings. Develop community educational or screening programs as needed.

  • PROMOTION: Assist in promotion of the department through community awareness outreach projects as time allows.

  • Assess patient’s functional abilities and limitations and make recommendations for augmentative or alternative communication devices as indicated, working with durable medical equipment suppliers or audiologists as needed.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Embrace the Providence Service Standards in all aspects of position. Present and conduct self in a professional manner. Provide support to coworkers and customers while demonstrating service excellence by building positive interpersonal relations to ensure productive and positive relationships are maximized. Develop a deep understanding of customer’s perspectives and needs and works to meet their expectations. Build a culture of true caring by behavior and interactions with others.

  • COMMUNICATION/TEAMWORK: Communicate in a compassionate and professional manner to patients, families and visitors. Demonstrate professional interpersonal skills and cooperate with other departments and members of the care delivery team to provide optimal continuity of care to patients and their families. Demonstrate commitment to teamwork and interacts harmoniously with others. Collaborate to ensure team success. Support new orientees in learning department routines.

  • CRITICAL THINKING AND ORGANIZATION: Utilize available resources. Recognizes errors/problems and takes corrective action. Demonstrate effective priority setting and organization skills to promote department flow and cost efficiency. Ensure smooth, efficient services and maximizes comfort and confidentiality for the patient. Anticipate and prioritize workflow and adjust work assignments to prevent delays and meet work flow demands. Assist with problems resolutions.

  • PERSONNEL: Demonstrate knowledge and support of quality improvement goals. Participates in department projects or committees as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters Degree or Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology

  • Licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Alaska

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 90 days of hire

  • Current Alaska driver’s license with clean driving record and proof of vehicle insurance

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year work experience

About Kodiak Island Medical Center

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island. This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, one OB triage room, and two ICU beds. In addition, the Elder House, PKIMC’s long term care facility, has 22 beds.

PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy and is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.

For more information regarding Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, please click on the following link: http://providence-kodiakhealthcare.jobs/

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Speech Therapy

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 267556

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