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Speech Language Pathologist - CCS Home Health - Montgomery

Location: Portland, OR Job Number: 700708 Date posted: 05/17/2018
Description: The speech language pathologist provides home care services to Kaiser Permanente patients in community based and facility settings. This position may provide therapy services to patients in the home health, hospice, home infusion, palliative care, or other programs under the direction of the patient's physician(s) to provide quality health care outcomes and facilitate the achievement of maximum independence of the patient utilizing health care resources within Kaiser Permanente and the community. This care is provided through coordinating the delivery of high quality, cost-effective skilled, rehabilitative or palliative care as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides skilled speech and language pathology services consistent with agency policy, state practice acts, and applicable state and federal regulations as directed by the patient's physician.
  • Demonstrates professional behavior supporting regional and departmental policies, procedures goals and values. Activities include performing initial and ongoing assessments of patient rehab potential, functional and compensatory communication skills/abilities and needs, swallowing function, cognition, ability to participate in therapy, safety in the home environment, compliance with physician ordered care (including medications), psychosocial status, need for community resources and home health/hospice services. Actively seeks opportunity for continued professional growth and knowledge.
  • Develops and implements an individualized care plan utilizing departmental and community resources in a cost-effective manner. Skilled plan of speech and language pathology care includes utilizing therapeutic exercises/ activities and adaptive equipment based on patient assessment and understanding of treatment risks and benefits relevant to the patient's medical condition, rehabilitation potential and prognosis.
  • Coordinates the delivery of speech and language pathology care with nursing, social worker, aide, therapy, insurance case management, equipment suppliers, outpatient, inpatient, long-term care, hospice and community resources which results in effective utilization of resources and the timely attainment of achievable care goals.
  • Participates in quality and performance improvement activities within the department including but not limited to measurement and continuous improvement of clinical competency, regulatory compliance, outcome achievement, resource management, work team performance, and customer satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of experience in evaluation and treatment of adults with swallowing, speech and language disorders.
  • Experience as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Master's degree in speech and language pathology.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Certification of clinical competency.
  • Licensed SLP in Oregon and Washington. Requires license in primary state, (Oregon or Washington) prior to first day of employment. Application for licensure in secondary state must be made within six (6) weeks of start date. Licenses in both states required within six (6) months of hire.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Basic Life Support CPR card for Health Care Provider. Valid card must be obtained prior to patient contact and within two weeks of hire.
  • NPI.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
  • Able to learn to operate a laptop computer to perform clinical documentation.
  • Able to adapt quality speech-language pathology care and rehabilitation into a patient's home setting.
  • Demonstrates competency in the use of speech and language equipment in the home care setting.
  • Able to prioritize patient needs to achieve attainable treatment goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of teaching/learning principles.
  • Working knowledge of interdisciplinary care coordination.
  • Keyboarding or typing skills.
  • Note: This position requires completion of a typing test.
  • Note:This position requires a reliable automobile to travel to and from patient homes.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • One-two (1-2) years of clinical experience providing speech language pathology in a home care or rehabilitation setting.
  • Recent experience caring for chronically ill and geriatric patients.
  • Experience as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Working knowledge of the managed care industry.
  • Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.
  • Knowledge of care for the chronically ill and frail elderly.
  • Knowledge of palliative care for the terminally ill patient.
  • Able to work autonomously and manage their case load.
  • Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Excellent written&verbal communication skills.
  • Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems including the use of laptop/notebook computers.
    Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Montgomery Park 2701 NW Vaughn St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Professionals Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Speech Therapy Department: Continuing Care Services - Home Health Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
  • About Rehab Services Careers

    Rehab Services Careers

    In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

    In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

    Physical And Occupational Therapists

    Kaiser Permanente offers full-time, part-time, per diem, and in-house registry opportunities in a variety of practice settings, including home health, inpatient, and outpatient. Additional opportunities include occupational therapist, physical therapist, and licensed physical therapist assistant.

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    At Kaiser Permanente, Respiratory Care Practitioners are an integral part of our respected health care team. They are responsible for developing patient treatment plans and have the opportunity to work in a variety of exciting and challenging areas from adult critical care to cardiology to high-risk delivery. Our Respiratory Care Practitioners have the advantage of computerized state-of-the-art equipment, including life support systems, arterial blood gas analyzers, and non-invasive monitors.

    Speech Pathology

    Kaiser Permanente's speech pathologists provide direct patient care to members with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing, and implementing therapy and treatment programs.


    Our audiology professionals are a vital part of our rehab care team. They provide direction, counseling, and recommendations regarding the rehabilitation of hearing impaired patients.

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