Speech Language Pathologist
Job Details
NHHS Hospital - Newport, WA
Per Diem
4 Year Degree

Scheduled hours per pay period:  Per Diem ( shifts as needed)


Job Summary:

A Speech-Language Pathologist evaluates and treats patients per physician order utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques.  He/She communicates with families, providers and other health team members regarding patients.  He/She maintains timely documentation in the medical record, enters accurate charges for services rendered, and participates in Rehab team meetings and other meetings as needed.  He/She maintains current clinical knowledge through continuing education


Education Background and Experience


Education Background and Experience

Minimum Education:

M.A or M.S. degree in Communicative Disorder/Speech-Language Pathology

Required Licensure / Certifications:

Washington State Dept. of Health license, current Certificate of Clinical Competence,CPR certification

Required Experience:

At least one year of clinical experience, including the hospital setting

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer pediatric/school-based experience and geriatric experience


Essential Job Functions

  • Determines each patient’s need for skilled therapy based on objective and documented criteria
  • Evaluates patients on acute within one working day of physician’s order
  • Conducts the evaluation according to the standardized or recommended techniques and procedures including timely documentation
  • Develops a treatment plan at the end of the evaluation which includes measurable and objective long and short term goals for each patient based on the evaluation data
  • Follows each treatment plan in an objective, measurable and documented approach
  • Performs Swallow studies in a timely manner and notifies provider of results
  • Works with the front office to maintain a work schedule with patients scheduled appropriately
Employment Perks!

Qualified employees of Newport Hospital & Health Services are offered the following benefits:


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement with match
  • Long Term Disability
  • Aflac
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness/Fitness
  • Tuition Reimbursement
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