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Speech Language Pathologist -Full Time - Elk City, OK

Elk City, Oklahoma
Job #: 413553
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As a Kindred Speech Language Therapist, you’ll focus on each unique patient, assessing and treating disorders of speech, voice, language, hearing and swallowing. Our supportive, collaborative environment allows you to be at your best as you create a fun and dynamic healing environment for you and your patients. Join us and see all you can accomplish at an organization that embraces kindness, stays focused on the patient, and promotes and rewards both individual achievement and team success.

Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Speech Language Therapist at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Responsible
  • Independent
  • Logical
  • Productive
  • Results-driven

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I've been here several years, and I’m still learning every single day. Also, there's nothing like someone being able to hear their voice for the first time.

– Jackie, SLP, Kindred Chicago Central

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

  • Professional Choice Account

    Free money is set aside for all therapists to help with education, training, and uniforms.

  • Benefits and Recognition

    Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

Job Details


Description

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The staff Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP/CCC) coordinates the Speech/Language Pathology care for a patient population of primarily adolescent, adult and geriatric persons who are acutely ill and have medically complex needs which result in mobility and activities of daily living deficits. The Speech/Language Pathologist accurately assesses patients' needs; identifies and initiates appropriate speech/language pathology interventions; provides patient and family teaching; works cooperatively with other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional speech/language pathology practice and interdisciplinary teamwork.  These functions are carried out according to Hospital policy, Hospital mission statement, Performance Improvement plan, and the philosophy of the Therapy Department.  The Speech/Language Pathologist participates in performance improvement and program development activities.  Responsibilities include providing input into hospital budgetary planning process; contributing to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the Therapy Department; and maintaining positive relations with all stakeholders.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Manager of Rehab Services.


Qualifications

Knowledge and Ability

The Speech/Language Pathologist, working in a staff position, has a well-developed plan for meeting patient needs, demonstrates good clinical judgment and is competent in Speech/Language Pathology practice.

Education/Experience

The Speech/Language Pathologist is a graduate of an accredited School of Speech/Language Pathology, is certified in clinical competency by ASHA with current licensure in the state where the hospital is located as a Speech/Language Pathologist.  One year of experience in the care of patients in an acute hospital setting. Current BLS required. 

Physical Requirements

Good general health and stress coping ability.  Full mobility and ability to participate in normal activity.  Demonstrates ability to speak and hear to communicate with patients, physicians, hospital personnel and the public.  Near vision acuity for accurate reading and ability to inspect and analyze work.  Able to lift up to thirty (30) pounds.  Able to bend, stoop and stretch with minimal physical limitation.

OSHA Task Category

The normal procedure involves potential exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.  Universal Precautions with patients should be adhered to in the unlikely event of accidental exposure with ready access to first aid.  Protective devices should be worn by the employee when performing tasks that may cause exposure.

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