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Speech Therapist at BEACON HEALTH SYSTEM

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time
Location: South Bend, Indiana

Job Description:


Reports to the Clinical Manager. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to adults and children with speech/language/cognitive impairment and/or other neurogenic communication disorders.



Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community’s provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.

Vision: Our vision is to achieve:

·        Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value

·        Easy access and convenience

·        Outstanding patient experiences

·        Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community



Education and Experience

The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a graduate program in Speech/Language Pathology, MA/MS and eligible for Clinical Fellowship Year or MA/MS with Certificate of Clinical Competence and an Indiana license to practice as a Speech/Language Pathologist or demonstrated eligibility.


Knowledge & Skills

1. Requires a basic working knowledge of general communication devices as used in the practice of speech/language pathology.

2. Demonstrates a basic working knowledge of diagnostic and treatment techniques relevant to the practice of speech/language pathology.

3. Demonstrates the interpersonal skills needed to communicate in a tactful, sincere, effective manner with patients, families, healthcare professionals and various Hospital staff.

4. Requires fine motor skills for manipulation of highly technical equipment used to meet patient care needs.


Working Conditions

1. Works in a patient care environment requiring frequent changes in job demands and certain undesirable patient care activities.

2. May be exposed to bio-hazards.


Physical Demands

Requires the physical ability, stamina, visual acuity, and manual dexterity (i.e. to stand/walk for prolonged periods of time, push wheelchairs/carts, lift or pull patients or supplies, provide C PR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.



The below statements are intended to describe the essential job functions and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel occupying this position.

1. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to adults and children by:

·        Evaluating and assessing patients’ speech/language/cognitive impairments and/or other neurogenic communication disorders.

·        Planning appropriate treatment based upon referral and evaluation and establishing reasonable goals.

·        Educating the patient and/or care givers regarding treatment goals, treatment methods, and potential treatment outcome(s).

·        Performing treatments according to established plans and goals, while utilizing available modalities, equipment and techniques within the scope of speech/language pathology.

·        Instructing patients and/or family members in home programs, injury prevention, etc.

·        Reevaluating patients and assessing their progress; also making recommendations regarding disposition.

·        Communicating, both verbally and in writing, with other healthcare professionals, including patient referral sources.

·        Documenting in the medical record according to established criteria.

2. Supports the department by:

·        Participating in work rotations, weekend and weekday hours.

·        Assisting with departmental maintenance and supplies.

·        Participating in in-services, medical conferences, staff meetings, continuing education courses, rehabilitation team meetings, product line meetings and other required meetings.

·        Leading or directing the activities of volunteers or Rehabilitation Aides, ensuring department policies and procedures are enforced and quality patient care is provided.

3. Performs other functions to maintain personal competence and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department by:

·        Completing other job-related assignments and special projects as directed.



Patient/Customer Centered

·        Anticipates and takes proactive steps to ensure customer’s needs are met

·        Places courtesy and service above routine and goes beyond customer expectations

·        Keeps patient/work environment neat and clean

·        Understands and applies job-related aspects of patient safety and identifies, reports and corrects safety concerns as quickly as possible


·        Keeps others well informed

·        Practices active listening

·        Develops and maintains positive working relationships

·        Uses problem solving techniques to resolve issues and makes decisions within personal sphere of influence

·        Seeks to understand patient's experience


·        Demonstrates integrity and strong business ethics

·        Utilizes time and resources in a prudent manner

·        Strives to continually improve department processes and services

·        Projects professional image through enthusiasm towards work, behavior and appearance


·        Demonstrates Beacon values verbally and through actions

·        Displays and exhibits caring behaviors with each interaction

·        Demonstrates self-awareness and sensitivity to the perceptions of others

·        Listens carefully to input and concerns and takes appropriate action

·        Interacts with dissatisfied customers in a calm, respectful manner and seeks resolutions


·        Maintains confidentiality at all times

·        Fosters a sense of trust and collaboration among associates

·        Verbal and written communications are clear and effective

·        Responds to change in a positive manner



Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:

·        Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.

·        Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.

·        Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.

·        Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.

·        Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BC LS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.

·        Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.

·        Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.

·        Complies with established organization and department policies.

·        Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.


Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:

·        Leverage innovation everywhere.

·        Cultivate human talent.

·        Embrace performance improvement.

·        Build greatness through accountability.

·        Use information to improve and advance.

·        Communicate clearly and continuously.






Candidate must hold the necessary requirements to work in the state of IN and hold their CCC's.