Covenant Health

Job Title
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name




Speech Pathologist

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Day shift

High out-patient pediatrics volume, feeding therapy, some adult volume, coverage of acute hospital patients. Prefer MBS certified or willing to be certified. Weekend coverage for CVA patients needing an initial evaluation (rotates coverage with other staff).


Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region.


Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.


    • Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds       
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds
    • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites
    • Med/Surg: 37 beds
    • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites
    • Telemetry: 37 beds  

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.


For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.


"Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!" -Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center


Position Summary:

Under general supervision; plans, evaluates and implements treatment programs for speech therapy patients. Responsible for additional job responsibilities which may include: program development, clinical coordination of students, scheduling of supportive staff and coordinating continuing education requirements.


Recruiter: Brittany Partello || || (865) 374-5363


  •  Independent clinical practice - including evaluation and specialized treatment of patients
    • 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 staff on an ongoing basis.
    • Provides 4 hours education/mentorship time per year. This includes:
      • Peer counseling/Mentorship
      • Community lectures/Volunteer
      • In-services/Case studies
    • Participates in development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care and evidence based This includes:
      • Evidence based practice protocols
      • Clinical outcomes analysis and communication to team
      • New policy development
      • QI/QA
  • 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
    • Growth/patients-per-day measures
  • Demonstrates leadership including but not limited to:
  • Participates in development and implementation of new and current programs.
  • Participates in training, orientation and supervision of support staff
  • Participates in orientation of new licensed staff
  • Acts as Clinical Instructor for at least one student per year as available.
  • Participates in peer evaluations for competency assessment.
  • Assists with continuing education courses hosted by Covenant Health
  • Participates in professional organization/meetings (ASHA, TAASLP)
  • Volunteers for Covenant Health activities such as the marathon, golf tournament, sports physicals, employee education, etc.
  • Completes partnering activities per established targets per month.
    • Physician office visits
    • Community lectures/volunteer
    • Case Manager visits/marketing
    • In-services
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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:         

Two (2) years’ experience with at least one (1) year experience in the specialty area. Professional organization membership preferred


Licensure Requirement:      

Current Tennessee Speech Pathology license. CPR required.


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