SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (PCN 241)
Work Hours: 0900-1730
Speech and Language Pathologists identify and treat communication and swallowing impairments. A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) seeks to improve communication skills through vocal exercises and cognitive therapies. Patients undergoing treatment with a SLP may have an articulation, language, fluency, resonance or mechanical disorder which prevents them from being understood, understanding others, or swallowing and managing oral intake. The SLP works with hospital outpatients, inpatients, Home Health, and residents of the hospital Long Term Care unit, according to the professional standards of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The Speech Language Pathologist position requires a degree from an accredited university recognized by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Three to five years of experience is preferred. Current national certification (C.C.C.) through the ASHA and American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification are mandatory.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed critical access hospital and 28 bed long term care facility, orthopedic and family practice clinics located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. Physical demands are moderate and may require heavy lifting, periods of prolonged standing, and ability to assist patients as needed. Department hours are 07:00 to 18:00. Therapists work either a 5 day, eight hour shift or a 4 day, ten hour shift. Weekends are covered on a rotational basis. Duties are performed in a clean, safe, barrier free department.
Occasional work in Home Health. Will serve outpatient pediatric-geriatric population, acute care, long term care clients as well.