Speech Therapist - SLP

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Our Inpatient Physical Medicine and Rehab department consists of PT’s, OTR’s, SLP’s, massage therapists and rehabilitation aides.  Each therapist may expect to see 10-13 patients per 8 hour day.  We are open 365 days a year and our hours are typically 7am-4pm.  The hospital units our therapists support include:  ICU, the Step Down Unit and the Med Surg Unit, which may include Neuro Critical Care, stroke certified, trauma, orthopedic and general surgeries, Telemetry, Internal Medicine, and some Oncology.

Typical (but not all inclusive) diagnoses and impairments include:

•Orthopedic – hips, knees, spine, total/partial joint replacement, fractures, amputations, hands, upper extremities.

•Neurological – stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury (primarily strokes)

•Sensory impairments – decreased vision or tactile sensations

•Auditory impairments – decreased hearing

•Cognitive impairments – memory, judgment, problem solving, safety awareness

•Perceptual impairments – depth perception, spatial relationships

•Vestibular dysfunction

•Swallowing and speech impairments

•General debilitating medical conditions, including post-surgical procedures


Variable As Needed - Days (between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)


The Speech Therapist carries out speech therapy evaluations, program planning and treatments for hospital inpatients and outpatients. He/She also works closely with the Physical Medicine Manager in coordinating speech therapy activities with other hospital disciplines and in developing a program for department expansion, community and physician marketing, budget needs, and department administration. He/She works independently with limited contact with other Speech Therapists. Performs all other duties as assigned

Education: Masters degree in speech pathology required.  The speech therapist must hold a current license to practice speech-language pathology in the State of Colorado.  The speech therapist must hold a current Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) and achieve clinical competencies by the required clinical internships. CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently. 

Experience: 6 months experience in clinical speech pathology and dysphasia services preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities: Other required abilities for this position include the ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients, families, and peers and the ability to work within a team approach to health medicine. He/she is also required to be familiar with a wide variety of therapeutic equipment, clinical diagnosis, evaluation techniques, and treatment methods. He/She should be involved with a personal continuing education program. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including neonate, child, adolescent, and geriatric. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment

Organization: Platte Valley Medical Center, Brighton, CO
Primary Location: CO-Brighton
Department: PVMC-IP Speech Therapy
Schedule: Per Diem/PRN
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: .001
Job Number: 17009669
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