Covenant Health

Job Title
Speech Pathologist
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name


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Pediatric Speech Pathologist

Full-Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day shift


With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 283 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 12 intermediate care beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • Over 250 active and courtesy physicians
  • Over 800 employees

Position Summary:

Under general direction, plans, evaluates and implements treatment programs for speech therapy patients. Modifies treatment plans in accordance with patient progress. 


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-835-3727


  • Performs patient evaluations (initial, progress, and discharge evaluations), establishes treatment plans, makes recommendations, and sets goals in accordance with patient needs and evidence based practice.
  • Involves patient and family in treatment, education, and goal setting. Coordinates with other medical personnel regarding patient’s progress, needs, and discharge planning.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency including providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Serves as a resource person for support staff and other health system staff.
  • Assists with training, orientation, and supervision of support staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for the educational development of assigned students.
  • Maintains and updates patient documentation in accordance with professional, departmental, organizational, and payer guidelines and timeframes. Maintains established targets for compliance with chart audits.
  • Meets established target for quality/outcome measures, service/patient satisfaction measures, financial/productivity measures, and growth/patients-per-day measures.
  • Demonstrates leadership by including, but not limited to, supervising support staff, participating in professional organizations/meetings (ASHA/TAASLP), and volunteering for Covenant Health activities such as the marathon, golf tournament, sports physicals, employee education, etc.
  • Completes partnering activities per established targets per month for physician office visits, community lectures/volunteering, Case Manager visits/marketing, and providing in-services.
  • Remains mentally alert and maintains concentration with attention to detail for prolonged periods, at times under stress. Maintains adaptability, flexibility, initiative, persistence, and efficiency of time management and action.
  • Does not pose a direct threat to health or safety of self or others. Provides safe, efficient, and competent care to population assigned. Meets MMC Environment of Care Standards.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:



Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State Speech Pathology License or provisional license as a Speech Pathologist Clinical Fellow. CPR required.


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