DIRECTOR — Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Center

DIRECTOR — Inpa­tient Acute Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Center

New and Mod­ern Hos­pi­tal
Escon­dido, California

On August 19, 2012, Palo­mar Health opened the doors to America’s newest, most mod­ern hos­pi­tal – and will change the way we know health care for­ever. As one of the country’s largest hos­pi­tal con­struc­tion projects and the first new North County hos­pi­tal in 30 years, the new cam­pus has already cap­tured the atten­tion of health­care pro­fes­sion­als world­wide for its use of nature, light and space, all designed to speed healing.

A Great Place to live and work

The 56-acre cam­pus known as Palo­mar West will expand in phases to meet the devel­op­ing needs of this North San Diego County grow­ing com­mu­nity. The hos­pi­tal includes plans for a total capac­ity of 600 beds as South­ern Cal­i­for­nia grows. The new facil­ity will also pro­vide expanded trauma and emer­gency ser­vices, heart surgery, neu­ro­surgery and vas­cu­lar ser­vices. In addi­tion, there are plans to build a Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Hos­pi­tal on the cam­pus.
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(Job Num­ber: 122298)

Palo­mar Health
An excep­tional lead­er­ship oppor­tu­nity is avail­able at the Palo­mar Health Down­town Cam­pus, located in Escon­dido, Cal­i­for­nia. The Palo­mar Health Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Insti­tute is a 36-bed inpa­tient com­pre­hen­sive phys­i­cal and cog­ni­tive reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram, ded­i­cated exclu­sively to pro­vid­ing inten­sive reha­bil­i­ta­tive ser­vices for indi­vid­u­als who have suf­fered func­tion loss from major ill­nesses and injuries.

At its cur­rent Down­town Cam­pus, Palo­mar Health Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Insti­tute offers a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram of diag­nos­tic, pre­ven­tive, and ther­a­peu­tic ser­vices to max­i­mize phys­i­cal and cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing and return patients to their phys­i­cal best fol­low­ing ill­ness, injury or surgery. With nation­ally rec­og­nized pro­grams and a record of suc­cess that’s unequaled in North San Diego County, Palo­mar Health is ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing the most com­plete and effec­tive reha­bil­i­ta­tive ser­vices avail­able, from the emer­gency room, to home.

The Palo­mar Health team of reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­fes­sion­als uti­lize an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team approach to restore patients to his or her fullest poten­tial. Fam­ily mem­bers are an inte­gral part of the team, and are encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate from the ini­tial assess­ment through the daily treat­ment reg­i­men, dis­charge plan­ning, and post– inpa­tient phases.

Palo­mar Health offers home health care, surgery, skilled nurs­ing, ambu­la­tory care, behav­ioral health ser­vices, wound care, and com­mu­nity health edu­ca­tion programs.

A key mem­ber of the hos­pi­tal man­age­ment team, the Pro­gram Direc­tor will build long-term rela­tion­ships with patients and clients and pro­vide the high­est qual­ity reha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices. Will man­age the deliv­ery of care in the most cost effec­tive man­ner, coor­di­nate treat­ment activ­ity between dis­ci­plines and team mem­bers, and pro­vide ther­apy ser­vices, includ­ing assess­ment as applic­a­ble, treat­ment plan­ning, and ther­a­peu­tic inter­ven­tions that are con­sis­tent with the discipline’s qual­i­fi­ca­tions, pro­fes­sional prac­tices, and eth­i­cal stan­dards. Account­able for, and will con­tribute to the devel­op­ment of improved effi­ciency and pro­duc­tiv­ity of pro­gram func­tions, qual­ity improve­ment, prob­lem solv­ing, com­mu­nity edu­ca­tion, and pro­duc­tiv­ity enhance­ment in a flex­i­ble inter­dis­ci­pli­nary fash­ion. Assures that patient care activ­i­ties are per­formed accord­ing to the poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, and with all applic­a­ble state and fed­eral laws and reg­u­la­tory agencies.

Qual­i­fied can­di­dates must be a Reg­is­tered Nurse (RN), licensed Phys­i­cal Ther­a­pist (PT), Occu­pa­tional Ther­a­pist (OT), or Speech Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist (SLP); with hos­pi­tal reha­bil­i­ta­tion lead­er­ship expe­ri­ence. A track record of suc­cess­ful man­age­ment expe­ri­ence and suc­cess­ful patient care expe­ri­ence is pre­ferred. Addi­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tions include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nurs­ing (Master’s pre­ferred) from an accred­ited pro­gram or valid and cur­rent Phys­i­cal Ther­apy, Occu­pa­tional Ther­apy or Speech-Language Pathol­ogy license or equiv­a­lent, in the state(s) where ser­vices are ren­dered; along with a Master’s degree in health­care or busi­ness related field
  • CRRN (Cer­ti­fied Reha­bil­i­ta­tion RN) preferred
  • Clin­i­cal lead­er­ship expe­ri­ence in a hos­pi­tal envi­ron­ment required
  • Hos­pi­tal based Post Acute Inpa­tient Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Pro­gram Man­age­ment expe­ri­ence preferred
  • Effec­tive, cred­i­ble, engag­ing leader with abil­ity to moti­vate, influ­ence, and hold team accountable
  • Excel­lent inter­per­sonal skills to achieve strong client, physi­cian and refer­ral relationships
  • Highly orga­nized, sys­tem­atic and able to func­tion con­sis­tently in a fast paced environment
  • High level of ini­tia­tive and abil­ity to man­age com­pet­ing pri­or­i­ties and short deadlines
  • Strong vision­ary and strate­gist — embraces shared deci­sion making
  • Func­tional under­stand­ing of reg­u­la­tory guidelines
  • His­tory of meet­ing / exceed­ing oper­a­tional goals and objectives

To learn more about this out­stand­ing career oppor­tu­nity, you may contact:

Chris Hell­man
Recruit­ment Spe­cial­ist — Central/Southern Cal­i­for­nia, Ore­gon
Ph. 800–677-1202 Ext. 2263
Fx. 877–787-3229
Cell / Text Mssg: 314–809-7105

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Speech Language Pathologist Position — Central Oregon

Madras, Ore­gon
An Equal Oppor­tu­nity Employer
July 10, 2014

Posi­tion:    Speech/Language Pathol­o­gist
Salary Range:     $39,285 — $68,915      (2014–2015 Salary Sched­ule to be deter­mined)
(Cur­rent Schedule)

Clos­ing Date:    August 11, 2014                 Start­ing Date:     Sep­tem­ber 2014

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:    Expe­ri­ence in pro­vid­ing direct con­sul­ta­tion and ser­vices to chil­dren with com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders within a pub­lic school set­ting.  Expe­ri­ence with eval­u­a­tion of chil­dren from birth to five years, and aug­men­ta­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion is pre­ferred.  Must be col­lab­o­ra­tive and a team player.  Hold a valid Ore­gon cer­tifi­cate with endorse­ment in Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Dis­or­ders.  Super­vi­sion for clin­i­cal fel­low­ship year is avail­able, if needed.  Demon­strated com­pe­tency in this field as noted from pre­vi­ous employ­ers and/or instruc­tors. Speech lan­guage pathol­o­gist assis­tant is assigned with this position.

–    Pre­vi­ous work expe­ri­ence rec­og­nized
–    Fam­ily medical/dental/vision pack­age
–    6% retire­ment plan costs are paid by dis­trict
–    Board Stipend from 5% to 6% above salary sched­ule (Sec­ond year of suc­cess­ful employ­ment with JCESD)
–    Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion Stipend $1000

Jef­fer­son County Edu­ca­tion Ser­vice Dis­trict is located in sunny Cen­tral Ore­gon.  Cen­tral Ore­gon is a major recre­ation area for all out­door activ­i­ties; ski­ing on Mt. Bach­e­lor and Mt. Hood, fly fish­ing on the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius Rivers and rock climb­ing at Smith Rock State Park.  Cen­tral Ore­gon is approx­i­mately two hours from Port­land and four hours from the Ore­gon Coast.

Appli­ca­tion Pro­ce­dure:
Inter­ested Can­di­dates should send resume’ to:
Jef­fer­son County Edu­ca­tion Ser­vice Dis­trict
Bar­bara Gar­land, Direc­tor of Spe­cial Pro­grams
295 SE Buff Street, Madras, OR  97741
541.325.5456    541.475.2827 Fax


Camp SAY: a camp for kids who stutter

Camp SAY is a 2-week sum­mer camp for kids who stut­ter and their young fam­ily mem­bers and friends (ages 8–18) from all around the coun­try, and even the world. Camp SAY 2014 will take place from August 4th through August 18th, 2014 down at Blue Star Camps in Hen­der­son­ville, North Car­olina. This year we are expect­ing around 100 campers, and we are look­ing for ded­i­cated, pas­sion­ate, patient, hard-working peo­ple to join our staff. New staff appli­cants must have expe­ri­ence work­ing with chil­dren to be considered.

Here are the respon­si­bil­i­ties of being a bunk counselor:

•    actively sup­port, encour­age, and engage all campers socially, emo­tion­ally, and phys­i­cally (help with con­flict res­o­lu­tion, self-confidence, strong com­mu­ni­ca­tion; be a pos­i­tive role model/mentor/great lis­tener; show patience, enthu­si­asm, cre­ativ­ity, flex­i­bil­ity, gen­eros­ity, etc.)

•    live with and be respon­si­ble for a group of 6–12 campers of your same gen­der with a co-counselor (cre­ate a pos­i­tive, uni­fied, safe space in the bunk, help to wake up and get ready, help go to bed, help stay orga­nized, eat all meals together in the din­ing hall, etc.)

•    lead/support var­i­ous camp activ­i­ties through­out the day, includ­ing sports, performing/creative arts, adventure/outdoor/group-bonding activ­i­ties, and more

Appli­cants must be avail­able July 29th — August 19th, 2014.

fill out our appli­ca­tion.

CDIS Research Survey

A grad­u­ate stu­dent in Speech-Language Pathol­ogy at East­ern New Mex­ico Uni­ver­sity is con­duct­ing research regard­ing the level of anx­i­ety cur­rent grad­u­ate stu­dents in Speech-Language Pathol­ogy feel based on the dif­fer­ent sce­nar­ios pre­sented. The sur­vey should take no longer than 20 min­utes. If you are inter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing, click the link below.

Apply now! SPHSC Public Schools Scholarship

The appli­ca­tion process for the 2014–2015 Pub­lic Schools Schol­ar­ship is open!

Who qual­i­fies?  Any­one who is com­mit­ted to work­ing in the Pub­lic Schools after grad­u­a­tion is eli­gi­ble to apply for this excit­ing award.

What do you get?  In addi­tion to a mon­e­tary award, you will have spe­cial recog­ni­tion within the depart­ment as well as at the 2015 Job Fair.  You will be able to list this award on your resume, giv­ing you a pro­fes­sional edge dur­ing the job search next year.

How do I apply?  Com­plete our sim­ple, elec­tronic appli­ca­tion via this link:

When is the appli­ca­tion dead­line?  August 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Please see Kate Krings if you have any questions!

New SLP Praxis Exam: Study Companion & 2014–2015 Test Dates

ETS has made sev­eral announce­ments regard­ing the new SLP Praxis Exam going into effect on Sep­tem­ber 1, 2014 (test code 5331):

1) Here is an advanced copy of the SLP Study Com­pan­ion for the new Praxis exam. It will be posted to the ETS web­site on July 21, 2014.

SLP Study Com­pan­ion 5331

2) Here are the 2014–2015 Praxis test dates for the SLP Exam. As a reminder, the exam is only com­puter based — they have dis­con­tin­ued paper-based Praxis exams for SLP.

Praxis 2014–2015 Test Dates for SLP and AUD (1)

3) You will now get to select 4 free score report recip­i­ents (instead of 3) when you reg­is­ter for the exam. Be sure to always send copies of your scores to the UW Speech & Hear­ing Sci­ences Depart­ment using code 0324.

4) Stu­dents will no longer have to use one of their free score recip­i­ents to send their scores to the Wash­ing­ton Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion for school-based jobs. They will get your scores auto­mat­i­cally.  (This is dif­fer­ent from the WA State Boards of Exam­in­ers for Hear­ing and Speech).

As a reminder, a pass­ing score on the new exam is 162 or higher on a 100–200 scale.