We are hiring a Speech-Language Pathologist! This is an exciting opportunity to join Penobscot Community Health Care's integrated team of professionals that have the reputation of putting patients first. The practitioner provides assessments and treatments for all age groups, providing the highest standard of quality care. PCHC is transforming health care, and you could be a part of it. PCHC is recognized as an Exemplar Practice by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1 of only 30 in the country! Click the job title to learn more about the job duties, education and experience requirements. Schedule: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm! PCHC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Consistently complies with the policies and procedures as set forth in the Clinical Policy and Procedure Manual. 2. Understands the mission of Penobscot Community Health Center and its philosophy of treatment. 3. Protects the rights of patients and families as defined in the patient’s rights policy and maintains confidentiality. 4. Maintains and abides by ethical standards set forth by the facility and Maine State Licensing Board. 5. Seeks appropriate supervision. 6. Utilizes appropriate resources when determining treatment plan. 7. Clearly articulates a treatment plan to the appropriate parties in a timely manner. 8. Documents in a legible, complete, and informative manner to all appropriate parties in a timely manner all clinical encounters. 9. Follows through with commitments to the patients and other providers in a timely and professional manner. 10. Evaluates the effectiveness of intervention, documentation, diagnosis, and follow-through. 11. Evaluates the appropriateness and completeness of care delivery. 12. Utilizes time effectively and can critically evaluate time utilization relevant to the effective operation of the service. 13. Provide diagnostic evaluations and treatment for clients referred to the agency or through assigned contracts at other locations. 14. Maintain written reports of clients’ progress and indirect services in accordance with guidelines set down by federal and state agencies in a professional and timely manner. 15. Responsible for maintenance of weekly organizational records (i.e. caseload logs). Keep office staff informed of schedule and services provided on a weekly basis. 16. Participate in scheduled agency in-service programs. 17. Participate in workshops and conferences with the approval of the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist which will provide increased knowledge and skills in the field. 18. Maintain records and credentials for certification by ASHA. 19. Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon the attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork. 20. Conforms to acceptable attendance and punctuality standards as expressed in the Employee Handbook. 21. Complies with all safety rules and protocols. Reports all accidents, regardless of severity, immediately to supervisor and completes incident/injury report and investigation form, which will be forwarded to Human Resources within 24 hours of incident. 22. Abides by the organizations compliance program and requirements. 23. Current on all required training for current year. 24. Performs all other duties, as assigned by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 1. Gives and receives critical feedback on effectiveness of clinical interventions through participation in staff meetings and supervision. 2. Contributes, educates, and assists other team members in understanding the patient problem from the clinical perspective. 3. Communicates plans and coordinates with other team members the scheduling of meetings with patients. 4. Participates actively in group planning, implementation, and processing as requested. 5. Utilizes feedback from all disciplines in planning and implementing care. 6. Functions within established channels of communication utilizing appropriate channels to perform job responsibilities. 7. Participates in 90% of all staff meetings. 8. Obtains all information discussed at group meetings if unable to attend. 9. Fulfills scheduling requirements. 10. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. 11. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS · Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a medical practice setting. · Normal medical office environment. · Involves frequent contact with staff, patients and the public. · Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with people who are angry or upset. · Working extended hours may be required as needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE · Must have a Master’s Degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. · Must be licensed by the State of Maine Licensing Board in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. · Must have current American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) membership and certification or be actively pursuing the clinical fellowship year. · Will have up-to-date training and certification in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support issued by American Heart Association, American Red Cross or Americana Health & Safety Institute. Must obtain within 3 months if not current at hire. · Must have the ability to work with flexibility and independent judgment while under some supervision. · Must have sufficient communication skills to manage stressful situations with family members, clients and other direct care providers, in a positive, calm and respectful manner. · Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary, signing and retention bonus, loan repayment, relocation assistance, and more!
PCHC, a non-profit organization founded in 1997, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the Greater Bangor area, Waldo County, and in the Jackman region. Its purpose is to ensure access to comprehensive and integrated out-patient health care services to those on MaineCare, Medicare and those both with and without insurance - regardless of their ability to pay. PCHC is recognized as a lea...der among the nation's Community Health Centers, and has been named an "exemplar practice" by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's leading health care foundation. PCHC practices are staffed by about 200 clinicians including medical and dental practitioners, mental health providers, physical therapists, pharmacists, and medical specialists. PCHC will provide over 400,000 patient visits for almost 65,000 patients in 2015. Its four largest practices in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town are open seven days a week, including all day Saturday and Sunday and weekday evenings by appointment and through four Walk-In Care Clinics, for the convenience of its patients, and the public.
PCHC has sixteen practices and program service sites in the Bangor area, plus one in Belfast, offering a wide range of services including family medicine, dental, pediatrics, geriatrics, nursing home care, psychiatry, mental health and substance abuse services, physical therapy, lab, x-ray, pharmacy and healthcare for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. In addition, PCHC has a team of medical specialists who deliver a wide range of specialty services including allergy, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, dermatology and osteopathic manipulative therapy. All PCHC services are provided with a sliding fee scale based on income through its Affordable Care Program to make certain that everyone can obtain the healthcare services they need. About 7% of PCHC's budget is funded by Federal operating grants.