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Speech Pathologist, Astoria, OR

Organization: Columbia Memorial Hospital
Category: Speech Pathologist
Location: Astoria, OR
Date Job Posted: May 15, 2023
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Speech Pathologist - $15,000 Sign On Bonus*

Columbia Memorial Hospital (Astoria, OR) · Speech Pathology
Astoria, OR
Clinical / Professional
Full Time, Days, Shift Length: 8
Req # 2022284

*$15,000 sign-on bonus for applicants who have zero seniority at CMH and who meet all other conditions for payment**

**To receive sign-on bonus, applicant must sign an offer letter by September 30, 2023, and begin working within three weeks of that acceptance. Full details of payment conditions can be obtained from Human Resources.


CMH is seeking a Speech Therapist who has a strong interest in Pediatrics. We service children all along the coast both in OR and WA. The population is diverse in diagnosis with developmental delays, birth conditions, swallowing and communication issues and children with a wide range of sensory processing issues. Although this is a large portion of the caseload due to our location we also service the adults who need speech treatment as well. Those who have knowledge in treatment for both adults and pediatrics are highly encouraged to apply.

The Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for evaluation, treatment, and documentation of inpatients, outpatients, and home health patients, as well as being responsible for supervising Clinical Fellow Speech Language Pathologists (CF-SLP), Speech- Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA), and Student Speech-Language Pathologists. SLPs are also responsible for supervising Rehabilitation Aides.

Job Requirements

Experience with all ages of patients and all diagnoses in the field of Speech-Language Pathology preferred. If performing home visits, must have own automobile in safe, working order and must be able to drive a car in a variety of weather conditions and road surfaces. Must have valid Oregon driver’s license and have documentation of current vehicle insurance per policy.


  • MA/MS degree and completion of a Clinical Fellowship Year
  • Certification of American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Clinical Competence
  • Must have a valid state license or valid temporary permit as a Speech Therapist, issued by the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • BLS certification required

Education and/or Experience

Will have successfully completed a degree program culminating in the confirming of a MA/MS degree and completion of a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) upon which certification in the form of a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) is received.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Conditions / ADA Compliance

  • Works inside. Walking and standing much of the time while on duty. Subject to occasional stress in fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines. Must be capable of providing treatments, some of which will require strength. Aware of proper body mechanics at all times.
  • Position involves standing, walking, stooping, and occasional carrying and lifting of lightweight materials (up to 20 pounds). May be required to sit for extended periods of time. Requires visual acuity and depth perception to recognize words and numbers; and hand and finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination to use a computer keyboard and common office equipment.

About Us

Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) is located in the beautiful and historic town of Astoria, Oregon, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. At CMH, we are committed to providing person-centered care to our patients and Caregivers. We are a full-service, 25-bed, critical access, not-for-profit, Level IV trauma, Planetree Certified, hospital which includes a robust Medical Group.

As a Planetree Hospital, CMH has developed dynamic and focused efforts to involve the perspective of patients, family members and staff to increase person-centered care throughout our organization. We value compassionate, courteous and respectful interactions, patient and family involvement in care planning to include the patient’s goals and preferences, healing design of spaces, community health and a strategic plan that emphasizes person-centered care for the patient and caregiver alike.

Astoria and the Pacific Northwest has something for everyone to enjoy including living history, outdoor adventures, culinary experiences, beautiful scenery and so much more. To learn more about CMH and our amazing location, please visit:

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