Fairview Health Services Speech Language Pathologist in Maplewood, Minnesota


In collaboration with patients and families, the Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for providing safe and effective delivery of patient care within scope of practice. This includes examination, evaluation, diagnosis, planning, intervention and establishing outcomes.

Primarily responsible for speech therapy services at Optimum Rehabilitation at Woodwinds, Maplewood, and Midway locations; also provides coverage to Woodwinds hospital. Will be trained to St Joseph's and St John's and included in acute hospital weekend rotation and holiday schedule. No weekends at Optimum. Current schedule is Mon-Thu but open to Mon-Fri with two half days while maintaining a 0.8 FTE (64 hours/ pay period). Typical shifts are 8am-4:30pm, first patients are usually scheduled at 8:30am at Optimum. At this time, each Optimum site has 2 blocks per week (example Maplewood is Mon and Wed mornings, Woodbury is Tue and Thu mornings, etc) and Woodwinds hospital is covered during the gaps.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • The SLP partners with the patient and family while performing the Evaluation/Re-evaluation

  • Gathers pertinent data

  • Performs examination

  • Determines treatment diagnosis

  • Develops an individualized plan of care through collaboration with the patient and family

  • Analyzes data to identify needs and potential risks

  • Determines prognosis for recovery

  • Establishes individualized goals with patient and/or caregiver

  • Individualizes plan of care considering developmental level and cultural differences

  • Implements and modifies plan of care based on reassessment and patient response

  • Coordinates care and communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team for all aspects of patient care

  • Establishes appropriate discharge plan

  • Partners with patients and families to provide skilled intervention

  • Implements plan of care

  • Alters treatment/plan of care to reflect change in patient status and response to treatment

  • Assesses patient and/or caregiver learning needs and provides appropriate education

  • Documentation/Billing

  • Uses acceptable medical terminology

  • Follows professional practice standards

  • Completes documentation in a timely manner per department standards

  • Complies with department billing standards

  • Professional Expectations

  • Prioritizes tasks and patient care for effective time management

  • Understands and follows professional licensure/certification requirements

  • Directs team members and/or supervises students as designated

  • Pursues personal and professional development to support clinical best practice

  • Productivity

  • Meets or exceeds departmental standards for productivity

  • Quality Improvement

  • Identifies opportunities for process /quality improvement

  • Participates in and supports entity/system initiatives

  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served

  • Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making

  • Communicates in a respective manner

  • Ensures a safe, secure environment

  • Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs

  • Modifies clinical interventions based on population served

  • Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver

  • Fulfills all organizational requirements

  • Completes all required learning relevant to the role

  • Complies with and maintains knowledge of all relevant laws, regulation, policies, procedures and standards

  • Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking

  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Certification by ASHA and Speech Language Pathology license in the state of MN

  • Eligible for Temporary MN license during Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)

  • Active MN Basic Life Support certification


  • 1+ years experience

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-27944

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Rehabilitation Services

Location Woodwind's Health Campus

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Optimum Rehabilitation - Woodb