Oregon Health & Science University

Speech Language Pathologist - Outpatient

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Rehab SLP - Rehabilitation Services
Salary Range
$40.73 - $55.91 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm, Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm, Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The purpose of this job/position is to function as a member of the Rehabilitation Services patient care team by providing speech/ language pathology services such as screening assessments, diagnostic evaluations and patient training related to communication, and/or cognition.  Therapists evaluate each patient referred, establish treatment goals and objectives, develop and implement the treatment plan, and assist in the process of discharge planning and post-hospital placement.  Therapists are expected to supervise therapy interns, assist with other educational research activities conducted by the department or the hospital and meet hospital standards regarding documentation and productivity. 

Function/Duties of Position

Evaluation and Treatment of Patients

  • Performs individualized skilled physical therapy evaluation.
    • Including general screening for indications of other therapy disciplines & rehabilitation needs.
  • Establishes treatment plan based on goals, including functional outcomes, quantitative measures and target dates.
    • Discusses goals for treatment with patient.
    • Includes family as appropriate, seeks agreement with plan and goals.
  • Provides physical therapy procedures in a highly skilled and competent manor.
    • Including clear explanations to patients of purpose for selected procedures.
  • Includes patient, family, caregiver training and education in treatment plan.
  • Provides comprehensive handouts as indicated.
  • Adjusts treatment plan specific to patient progress toward established goals.
  • Supervises patient care that is delegated to exercise specialists in compliance with OAR rules for physical therapy aide.
  • Provides the amount of personal direction, assistance, advice and instruction necessary to reasonably assure that the supervisee provides the patient competent physical therapy services, given the supervisor's actual knowledge of the supervisee's ability, training and experiences.
  • Works closely with vendors for DME assessments and prescriptions.
  • Documents evaluation, treatment plan and goals, treatment modalities and procedures in compliance with OHSU, OAR, CMS, DNV, and other 3rd party standards.
    • All charts closed within three days without reminders.
  • Competently and safely demonstrates use of therapy equipment for treatment modalities and procedures.
  • Ensuring skilled services by reassessing with change in status, modifying plan of care when indicated which may include a change in frequency of services, functional maintenance program, or discharge.
  • Enters appropriate billing for care provided.
  • Communicates with support staff to promote follow up plan of care.
  • Medicare certifications and recertifications completed accurately and sent to referring provider for signature.
  • Communicates with support staff, referring providers, and patient to promote Medicare compliance.
  • Ensures patient has home program in place to continue after discharge. 

Care Coordination/ Interdisciplinary Communications

  • Communicates appropriately with all interested parties
    • Vendors, P&O, 3rd party payors.
    • May include communication to referring provider as indicated.
  • Provides feedback and educates physicians, fellows, residents, and other health care providers about rehabilitation.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings as needed for care coordination.
  • Timely communication to MCC as needed for insurance authorization requests or to clarify coverage for set treatment plan.
  • Arrange for any necessary rehabilitation or home care equipment, coordinating rehab visits with another provider, writing letters of justification.
  • Responds to Mychart messages in timely manner.

Departmental Operations/ Quality Improvement/ Professional Development

  • Participates in ongoing professional development, mentoring and competency assessment for self and other staff.
    • Includes attending educational classes, communicates additional training needs to supervisor, attends staff meetings, assists in orientation of new staff, cross trains for other teams as needed, performs peer reviews, pursues independent learning for new developments in patient care area.
  • Reports program development needs to supervisor, assists in departmental quality improvement.
  • Actively works with team members, leads, and supervisor for continuous improvement of department operations as indentified.
  • Responsible for self-monitoring own schedule in Epic.
  • Reports schedule conflicts to supervisor and assists in problem solving for good customer service.
  • Develops and/or improves patient care programs for specialty area.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology.
  • Current State of Oregon Speech Language Pathology License.
    • OR, specifically when the position is a Clinical Fellowship Year position (CFY), meet the educational requirements, have an OR state conditional license, and be in the process of accumulating the supervised experience required for licensure (completion of Clinical Fellowship Year). 
  • An Oregon State License in Speech/Language Pathology must be obtained within one year of appointment or employment will be terminated.
  • Current ASHA Clinical Competency Certification.
  • Current American Heart Healthcare Provider BLS CPR Certification.
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recent experience in ambulatory care setting

Additional Details

Environment, Physical Demands & Equipment Usage


Center for Health and Healing 1 and Beaverton Locations.


Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to urgent medical situations that may arise with high risk or medically complex patient populations.  Ability to lift 25 lbs, to repeatedly carry equipment weighing more than 5 lbs and walk extensively on hard and soft surfaces. Frequent bending and reaching to navigate medical equipment or perform treatment is required.Able to frequently use keyboard and mouse for documentation and communications.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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