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Virginia Mason Medical Speech/Lang Pathologist in Seattle, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION Job Number: 212095 Department: Phys Med - Inpatient Hours: 7:30 pm - 6:00 pm (8 hour shift)With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.This position evaluates and treats patients with speech, language, voice, fluency, cognitive, auditory, and/or swallowing disorders and delays.Entry Level (I) :Provides clinical treatment to patients including evaluation and diagnosis, direct treatment, family/caregiver training, and counseling patients and family members regarding status, prognosis, goals and progress; Coordinates patient care with the rehabilitation team including medical staff nurses, physicians, audiologists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, and radiology techs; Coordinates patient care with non-medical staff rehabilitation team members including families, educators, early intervention agency staff and community support service agency staff; Refers patients and family members to other professionals, agencies, and resources as appropriate; Maintains and builds on current clinical knowledge and skills by attending continuing education activities;Participates as a liaison with the multidisciplinary team to ensure continuity of care to the clients;Contributes ideas for department and program development; Advances toward assisting level of teaching/training for new staff, students, and interdepartmental classes.Staff Level (II) :Meets Entry Level (I) criteria as stated; Trains new staff and students in speech therapy protocols; Acts as primary contact person for speech therapy needs via primary pager and/or primary floor liaison and/or related committees; Instructs in interdepartmental and patient services as related to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department; Assists in department and program developmentQualifications:Entry Level (I)Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.License in Washington state as a Speech-Language Pathologist.ASHA Certificate of clinical competence within 1 year of hireCPR certificate.Staff Level (II)Minimum of 1 year work experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist.FTE status of .5 FTE or greater.Clinical Specialist or Senior Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Therapist.Department Criteria as determined by the management team.Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the country's most livable cities, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.We are an equal