Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.UWMC Speech Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for an hourly/temporary Speech Language Pathologist 1. This individual will be responsible for evaluation, planning, directing and administering speech/language pathology evaluation and intervention to patients with communication and swallowing disorders, as referred by a licensed provider. Administer treatments as determined by the evaluation in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury. Assist patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. Assist to develop clinical programs for optimum patient care and service. Participate in operational aspects, performance improvement, and Quality Improvement activities within the department. Provide input in formulating budget, assist in evaluation of departmental performance, and take action to remain in budget guidelines. Ensure that patient charges and documentation are accurate and entered on a timely basis. Supervise students, volunteers, and office assistants. Participate in infection control, equipment training, compliance, safety and educational programs, both at the departmental and organizational level.REQUIREMENTS:A Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology or Communicative Disorders or equivalent degree approved by the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association AND a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association.Legal Requirement: Current State Licensure in Speech Pathology (as Speech-Language Pathologist).DESIRED:Minimum of one year of experience as a speech pathologist or equivalent is required. Strongly prefer experience/competencies in Acute Medical-Surgical hospital units, including Videofluorographic Swallowing Studies (barium pharyngograms). Opportunities for training available. Basic computer knowledge and skills, including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and data entry programs. Knowledge and skill in operation and maintenance of specialized equipment for communication needs.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.