Speech Language Pathologist | Casual/PRN – Outpatient Clinic/Home Health

Shae

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, and an Intermediate Care Center.  Join our family-like team in beautiful Eastern Oregon!

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in the Heart of Grant County in the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and lower lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

For more information on our Rural and Remote area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce page at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/

Position Summary:

Speech Language Pathologist will perform duties as assigned for improving a patient’s function in speech/language, oral/fascial musculature and structure, cognitive skills, voice, fluency, breathing and/or swallowing abilities to maximum potential.  The SLP will provide this treatment per physician’s order and coordinate therapeutic activities with the patient, caregiver, and other health care disciplines.  SLP will be a part of the interdisciplinary team within Blue Mountain Hospital District’s inpatient and transitional care programs. S/he will follow BMHD and the department guidelines.

Essential Functions & Repsonsibilities:

  • Promotes the mission, vision and values of the BMHD.
  • Evaluates patient’s communication/articulation, physical, cognitive, breathing, swallowing status, functional abilities and age specific needs of patients to determine the current level of functioning, self-care, self-responsibility, independence, and quality of life.
  • Develops and implements a treatment plan which involves the patient, family, and social support system. Identifies and provides skilled interventions to reach achievable goals, coordinates and collaborates on treatment options, advocates enhancing patient’s social support systems. Provides medically necessary treatments based on established departmental guidelines and protocols.
  • Provides ongoing assessment and analysis of patient functioning and progress. This therapy involves providing treatment which takes into account the risks and benefits of that treatment regime relevant to the patient’s medical condition, rehabilitation potential and prognosis.
  • Provides timely and complete documentation following department guidelines and compliance requirements. Follows any indicated HIPPA, Medicare, Medicaid as well as state, organizational and department rules.
  • Coordinates therapy activities with other health care disciplines. This includes coordinating services through consultation with appropriate agencies to ensure follow-up and continuing care as needed.
  • Participates in quality and performance improvement activities within the department including but not limited to measurement and continuous improvement of clinical competency, regulatory compliance, outcome achievement, resource management, work team performance and customer satisfaction.
  • As necessary or applicable, supervises CFY temporary licensees, students and support personnel in accordance with state licensure requirements and professional standards.
  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to perform within scope of practice.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both in written and oral form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, CMS, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), and continued readiness related to healthcare or hospital standard
  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to perform within scope of practice.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both in written and oral form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, CMS, National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs), and continued readiness related to healthcare or hospital standard.
  • Expresses excellent judgment, discretion and decision-making abilities.
  • Maintains a sensitive, fair and impartial approach to dealing with employees.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and positive patient experience.

Education, Licensure, Certifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree & Master’s Degree
  • Graduate of an accredited school of speech language pathology
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by American Heart Association (AHA).
  • SLP license, in good standing with State of Oregon

Preferred:

  • Working experience in hospital inpatient and outpatient setting

For more information, contact:

Shae Voigt, Human Resources Coordinator
(541) 575-3820  |  svoigt@bluemountainhospital.org