Providence Health & Services Speech Language Pathologist in Tukwila, Washington
Providence is calling a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) (Home Health King County, Days, 1.0) to SCS Home Health in King County, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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The speech-language pathologist (SLP) is responsible for speech therapy evaluations, treatment planning, implementation and discharge planning for clients in the home setting in accordance with established facility/agency policies while maintaining the highest degree of quality client care. As a member of the multi-disciplinary Homecare team, the speech-language pathologist assumes responsibility for communication of client related issues for appropriate team members or other agency staff and participates in the collection and evaluation of data necessary to assess the appropriateness of care at home. The Speech-language pathologist also assumes responsibility for those clients being treated by speech therapy assistants and home health aides and may be assigned to orient staff and students. The Homecare Speech-language pathologist works with the clients and family in the home setting without direct supervision.
In this position you will:
Evaluates physical and functional status as well as cognitive, psychological and perceptual function to determine the client’s capabilities to function safely at home. The home and family/caregiver are assessed for safety risks, and ability to support and care for the client at home.
Results are utilized to develop a therapy plan of care in collaboration with the client’s physician. The plan of care is communicated with the multidisciplinary Homecare team to form a collaborative client care plan.
Provides care in accordance with physician orders and the established plan of care. Assesses the effectiveness of treatment and modifies treatment to achieve goals.
Produces expected results given present skill, knowledge, abilities, training and education for the following age groups: adolescent, adult, geriatric.
Demonstrates an ability to treat the wide range of diagnoses and be knowledgeable in therapy treatments, goals and contraindications for treatment. Treatments are adapted to the unique home setting and to the client and/or caregiver’s ability to follow through safely and correctly. Requests consultation supervision or continuing education when appropriate, to learn specialized techniques or treatment approaches.
Provides client/family education and counseling regarding issues related to rehabilitation treatments and goals, safety risks and/or other issues within scope of practice. Teaches home exercise programs and compensatory techniques or skills for managing ongoing physical or functional deficits in the home.
Independently manages own case load, plans and schedules home visits coordinating with other team members as needed to maximize effectiveness of overall care plan. Organizes weekly schedule to attend required meetings within schedule of client care needs. Responds to urgent client needs by prioritizing and triaging treatments. Communicates schedule and work plan to scheduling coordinator, supervisor and other team members as appropriate. Leverage scheduling freedom to meet productivity standards.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology
Current Speech Therapy Licensure in the state of Washington required.
Current CPR certification.
Valid Washington state driver’s license.
Access to daily use of an insured reliable vehicle or an alternate ability to travel to sites as required.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Speech Pathology
3 years of Speech Therapy experience in home care or in related rehabilitation setting.
Board Certified Specialist in Fluency (BCS-F) by the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders; or Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) by the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorder
About the ministry you will serve.
Providence Home Services is a not-for-profit, home health ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide skilled nursing and therapy for patients who are recovering from or living with an acute or chronic illness. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical/speech therapists, medical directors, and volunteers.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Speech Therapy
Req ID: 302386