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Providence Health & Services Speech Therapist - Acute NICU SLP in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling for a Speech Therapist - NICU Feeding (0.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland , OR. There is also potential to float to Providence Portland Medical Center if there is need. This position is on-call and will typically be on Saturdays (though Sundays are a possibility). Shifts will be days and can have variable hours depending on need in the NICU.

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We are seeking a Speech Therapist - NICU Feeding that will manage and provide skilled speech/language pathology to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities, taking into account individual patient special physical or age-related needs. Requires skills in patient/client evaluation and treatment, as well as professional consultations to achieve maximum patient/client independence in accordance with individual's functional level and potential.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluate patient/client current cognitive, communicative and swallowing status and develops individualized/measurable treatment goals and establishes interventions as appropriate to patient's age, condition, diagnosis, response to treatment and learning needs

  • Plan and implement a comprehensive and individualized speech/language pathology treatment plan. Instructs patient/client and caregivers to assist in achieving treatment goals

  • Terminate treatment as appropriate in relation to patient/client's age, condition, diagnosis and functional performance / outcome expectations and discharge criteria

  • Communicate frequently and effectively with others involved in patient/client's care regarding scheduling, treatment plans, progress and discharge planning


Required qualifications in this position includes:

  • Master's Degree -OR- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) from an accredited Speech/Language Pathology Program -OR- equivalent education/experience

  • Current Speech/Language Pathology licensure through the appropriate State Licensing Board

  • Specialized speech/language pathology training in NICU and pediatric feeding -OR- experience in NICU and pediatric feeding

  • American Heart Association-Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) with Automated External Defilbrillator (AED) for Healthcare Professionals within 30 days of hire

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Speech Therapy

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 322035