Centura Health Speech Language Pathologist in Lakewood, Colorado

St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 133313_

_Recruiter Contact:_ GwynWilliams@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7364 SAH SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY*


_Schedule:_ As Needed

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

Responsible for a continuum of services providing care to patients with neurological, swallowing, speech-language, cognitive, pragmatic, voice and other cognitive related disorders requiring intervention by a Speech-Language Pathologist through an interdisciplinary approach. Utilizes rehab process to promote and restore optimal health to well-being of the patient. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

Master's degree in speech-language therapy with a Certificate of Clinical Competence

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

Two years of work experience providing direct patient care in an inpatient or outpatient setting preferred

Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred


Current Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Current Speech Language Pathologist Certification with the State of Colorado

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

Evaluates patients referred to speech therapy by completing initial profile within time standards per department protocol. *

Applies appropriate diagnostic and prognostic tests including but not limited to dysphagia, memory testing, aphasia testing and cognitive deficits. *

Standardized testing will include special tests to determine level of disability and track outcomes over the patient care experience. *

Performs a variety of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to dysphagia, speech-language, and cognitive skills. *

Establishes appropriate treatment plan with measurable and attainable goals and time frames by collaborating with patient, family and other members of the health care team including discharge planning. *

Selects and implements therapy activities per protocol including instructions; selects and revises therapy materials, equipment and activities to ensure that patient, family and therapy goals are met. *

Recognizes individual limitations and capabilities and utilizes available resources. Evaluates patients' learning style and appropriately teaches patients skills and techniques required for participation in therapy/treatment. *

Consults with other team members to select the most appropriate activity and/or program for individual patients, based on patient needs and capabilities. *

Coordinates the work of other personnel by training, allocating and/or monitoring work. *

Communicates effectively to all patients, families, staff, physicians and other customers concerning treatment by direct verbal and/or written communication respecting confidentiality at all times

Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other area sites and flexible work schedules including weekends, holidays, and after hours. Supports completion of work volume through cross-training and performing other functions as required. *

Documents all patient care activities including evaluations, progress notes and detailed treatment records per standards of practice and regulatory/third party payer requirements. *

Facilitates preparation of patient schedules, billing charges and other reports per medical records procedure through timely completion of documentation per policy. On all documentation, utilizes descriptive, behavioral terms using correct grammar, organizationally approved abbreviations and medical terminology. *

Documents ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes to correctly capture billing charges. *

Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *

Assists in training speech pathology staff, students and other hospital personnel. *

_Physical Requirements_

Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.