Speech Pathologist II
Company: Valley Health
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals,
urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across
Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health
of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region's largest
employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading
edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who
will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our
What You Will Do:
The Speech Pathologist provides direct one-on-one patient care in
the patient's home environment as part of a multidisciplinary Home
Health team including nursing, PT, OT, speech, social work and home
health techs. This position will evaluate patients and use
professional judgment to design the individualized plan of care
which best meets the patient's needs. The patient population varies
widely across the spectrums of acuity, age, and diagnosis. Feedback
from the Speech Pathologist is critical to determine and recommend
the patient's progression through the continuum of care. The Speech
Pathologist is responsive to physician referrals, determines the
skilled and medically necessary needs of the patient and provides
discipline specific interventions to improve the safety and
functional independence of its clients through the rehab process.
The Speech Pathologist is responsible for establishing and
maintaining professional competence, identifying educational needs
and seeking out learning opportunities from more advanced
clinicians and specific continuing education. The Speech
Pathologist is mindful of the fiduciary responsibilities and
delivers rehabilitation services in a timely and efficient manner,
adhering to licensure, documentation and billing guidelines, and
begins to recognize need for program development and process
The home health agency relies heavily on technology; email is a
primary means of communication and the Speech Pathologist will use
a laptop to complete documentation in an electronic record. The
Speech Pathologist works under the direction of a clinical team
manager. Employment begins with a 4-6 week orientation with a
seasoned preceptor to ensure that the clinician is well prepared
when they begin treating on their own. Additional job duties
include performance improvement opportunities, policy and procedure
review and development, research, etc. Working in home health
provides endless variety of setting, scenery, and clinical
challenges, and provides a unique opportunity to enter and work
within the real life environments of our patients, bringing
meaningful change to their daily lives.
What You Will Bring:
Post Graduate Certificate, Bachelor's or Master's degree in Speech
Has completed CI credentialing course, home study adult learning
course, or equivalent (up to one year to complete after hire)
Minimum two years of clinical experience (4,160 hours).
Certification & Licensures
SLP license or eligible in Virginia required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart 'Healthcare
Provider' (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate
certification prior to completion of orientation.
Basic computer and keyboarding skills or participation in computer
training within the first year of employment.
Competent to successfully interact with patients, according to
their special needs which may apply based upon the age of the
patient served - Age Specific Competencies.
Learning and exhibiting consistent proficiency for entry level,
setting defined, basic competency in the provision of discipline
For advancement: Overall minimum score of "Exceeds Expectations"
and at least "Fully Meets Expectations" in all individually scored
areas on most recent performance appraisal; exhibits consistent
proficiency for advanced level, setting defined, competency in the
provision of discipline specific interventions.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the
benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to
help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police and WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV
3rd party Background Check
Central Registry *required prior to working with minors
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