Providence Speech Therapist in Polson, Montana
Providence is calling a Speech Therapist (Physical Therapy, Day Shift, 0.5 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. 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:
Continue to assess changes in patient/client status and modifies care plan appropriately to meet goals
Develop objective goals and a plan of care
Follow patient/client care through to completion, including identifying and planning for discharge needs and recommendations for further care
Gather pertinent information from the medical record and by interviewing patient/client and/or appropriate family members
Implement the plan of care while assuring patient privacy, safety, and comfort
Report change of status information to the nurse and/or physician
Teach appropriate and safe therapeutic/rehabilitation information for improving patient outcomes
Use appropriate assessment tools in order to determine the appropriate level of care for patients/clients
Document patient/client and appropriate family members inclusion with goal setting and treatment plan
Required qualifications for this position include:
Education to qualify for Speech Pathology licensure
Permanent Licensure to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Montana is required within one year of hire. Temporary Licensure to practice as a Speech Therapist is required upon hire
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- One year of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist in an acute care/rehabilitation setting, hospital, skilled nursing facility, or other related medical field
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to St. Patrick Hospital, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
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.
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.
Job Category: Speech Therapy
Req ID: 278015