Speech Therapist

Unity Family Healthcare

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Overview:

In Central Minnesota you'll find quality health care as near to you as CHI St. Gabriel's Health in Little Falls, part of CommonSpirit Health. We've been serving this area since 1892 and we have the equipment, experience, and expertise to offer you a full range of the latest health services.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

CHI St. Gabriel's Health provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being.

Responsibilities

The person serving in the position of Speech Therapist is responsible for providing a continuum of services including prevention, education, identification, assessment, consultation, referral, treatment and counseling of individuals with disorders of speech, language, oral and pharyngeal sensorimotor function, and underlying processes including cognitive skills, memory, attention, perception, and auditory processing. The Speech Therapist identifies, assesses, and provides treatment for communication and swallowing function and their disorders in individuals of all ages. The Speech Therapist counsels individuals with disorders of communication and swallowing function, their families, caregivers, and other service providers about the disability and its management.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Patient care including evaluation and treatment of patients referred by providers
  • Provides appropriate supervision for department support personnel
  • Completes documentation related to patient care in a timely manner
  • Participates in and provides educational in-services for staff and providers
  • Collaborates with healthcare team and provides professional recommendations regarding patient care
  • Participates in patient related care coordination activities (e.g. care conferences, etc.)
  • Positive promotion of department and profession within hospital/clinic as well as community
  • Other duties as assigned by management
  • Qualifications

    Requirements

    Master's Degree

    Minnesota Speech-Language Pathologist license

    BLS certified within 6 months of start of employment

    Excellent computer skills with ability to learn, understand and work with computer software

    Understand how to effectively work with different personality styles and ability to prioritize team culture

    Excellent time management and organizational skills – able to prioritize department/therapist needs and stay focused on completing tasks

    Able to develop and maintain positive inter/intra-department relationships with colleagues and management

    CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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