Rehabilitation - Baystate Health

Req#: R28874
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Rehabilitation
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
Shift: First

Speech Therapist

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to Baystate Rehabilitation, a comprehensive rehab program providing services throughout western Massachusetts is looking for a full time Physical Therapist to join our team in Springfield, MA.

Come join this supportive and skilled team and grow your skills further.

Resume required with application


  • Out-patient (Monday – Friday); per diem


  • 360 Birnie Avenue, Springfield, MA


  • Excellent Compensation

  • Earned Time off

  • Continuing education support

  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service

  • 529 College Savings Plan

  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional

  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance

  • Wellbeing programs that include. but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health


  • Graduate from an accredited SLP program

  • Massachusetts SLP licensure

  • ASHA Certified

  • New grads welcome (1 year of experience preferred)

  • ​CPR certification from the American Heart Association BLS Provider

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Job Responsibilities: 

1) Identifies, evaluates, treats and follows up clients on an inpatient and/or outpatient therapy basis as assigned. Provides age-appropriate care to patients. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages for the following age groups infant/child, adolescence, adult and older, geriatrics and applies developmental theories and concepts when planning and implementing care for patients as appropriate per assignment

2) Evaluates the appropriateness of diagnostic and therapeutic materials and equipment. Contributes to purchasing decisions. Responsible for condition of materials, equipment and tests used.

3) Initiates and follows up on necessary action in relation to clients. Determines appropriate plans for clients and recommendations for continued care. Counsels clients, families and others in relation to understanding and assisting in the identification and treatment of hearing impairment.

4) Completes department operational procedures, including scheduling, billing, equipment usage, time-off requests and caseload coverage assignments

5) Demonstrates relevant knowledge and application of clinical skills in evaluation, treatment and counseling.

6) Meets productivity expectations as determined by the department standards.

7) Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

8) Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols

9) Utilizes the professional code of ethics with patient and family to establish therapeutic patient and family relationship. Assumes responsibility for defined caseload of patients/families. Makes clinical decisions on most complex, challenging patients based on the ability to combine theoretical knowledge and clinical experience, uses past experiences to anticipate problems; and mentors colleagues in developing these skills.

10) Performs assessment and collects basic level data to identify appropriate patient/family needs. Collects and interprets complex patient data under therapist supervision. Recognizes the limits of one's own clinical knowledge and seeks multi-disciplinary collaboration with both internal and external resources.

11) Adheres to standards of practice, policy and procedures to support comfort with clinical decision making. Makes clinical decisions based on the ability to combine theoretical knowledge and clinical experience for specific identified non complex patients. Plans for expected and unexpected changes with the most complex, challenging patients and mentors colleagues in developing these skills

12) Establishes plan of care with patient/family input and prioritizes the delivery of patient/family care. Recognizes one's own limitation and seeks appropriate internal resources.

13) Documents and ensures follow through with plan of care focusing on patient/family participation and response to plan of care. Takes a proactive role in coordinating multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary discharge planning for specific patient population.

14) Questions appropriateness of standards of care, policy & procedure and protocols. Initiates specific plans for continuous educational development to meet demands of changing professional practice.

15) Demonstrates effective communication, feedback, and conflict resolution skills to enhance team functioning.

16) Utilizes and participates in team meetings and discussions regarding patient/family care and/or practice issues.

17) Develops Speech therapy staff by providing information, developing and conducting in-service training programs

18) Assists with on-the-job orientation and training for student interns

Skills and Competencies: 

1) The therapist demonstrates competent clinical practice utilizing a clinical decision-making process and critical thinking skills to effectively and efficiently deliver patient care with all healthcare providers across the continuum of care

2)  Utilizes clinical decision-making process to achieve desired patient/family outcomes

3)  Experienced Level ST skills, Physiological Knowledge, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Motivating Others, Legal Compliance, Quality Focus, Bedside Manner, Clinical Skills, Persistence, Energy Level

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.



Bachelor of Science (Required)


Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Certified Speech Therapist – American Speech Language Hearing Association, Speech Language Pathology – SLP

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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