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Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist


Salary: 32.57-48.86/ hourly

*Sign-on Bonus* 

*Relocation Assistance* 


Melissa Memorial Hospital invites applicants for interested Speech-Language Pathologist to join our Rehab team. We offer highly competitive wages and flexible scheduling. Speech-language Pathologist have the opportunity of providing care to a diverse caseload and working with all ages. Opportunities exist for a caseload to be tailored to the applicants' experience and desires. 

  • Caseload consists of approximately 75% SNF, 25% mixed outpatient/inpatient care 
  • The role at MMH would require you to drive to neighboring communities to provide speech services. Driving could make up 25% of the work week. 
  • Supportive atmosphere and learning environment 
  • Patient centered care 
  • MMH promotes a work/life balance with shift and schedule options 
  • Enjoy meal options at a low cost for employees 
  • A flexible work schedule is an option, you havethe ability to do 4-10s, 3-12s, or a traditional 8-5 .


  • Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency) or has problems with his or her voice or resonance. 
  • Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways. 
  • Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems (a) communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions), (b) talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting, and (c) following rules for conversation and storytelling. All individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social communication problems. Social communication disorders are also found in individuals with other conditions, such as traumatic brain injury. 
  • Cognitive-communication disorders include problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving. These disorders usually happen as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, although they can be congenital. 
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury. 

        Additionally, SLPs: 

  • Provide aural rehabilitation for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. 
  • Provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder or progressive neurological disorders. 
  • Work with people who don't have speech, language, or swallowing disorders, but want to learn how to communicate more effectively (e.g., work on accent modification or other forms of communication enhancement). 

*The intent of this description is to provide a summary of the major duties and performance expectations for this position. This description is subject to modification as necessary and is not a contract of employment terms.



  • Supportive team player. 
  • Have open communication.  
  • Work on improving needs for patients. 
  • Daily note taking on patient files. 
  • Make it a fun environment.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare professional




  • Manual dexterity and physical agility to operate all equipment and perform all procedures. 
  • Utilizes safe body mechanics to ensure patient and caregiver safety. 
  • Required Experience 
  • Graduated from an accredited program in Speech-Language Pathology. (Unable to accommodate CFY mentorship at this time) 
  • Must have a current and/or willing to obtain SLP license within the state of practice (Colorado).  
  • BLS Certificate 


  • Understanding of Rural Healthcare 



  • 100% Employer paid Medical (Employee Only) 
  • Dental and Vision insurance 
  • Retirement Plans, with up to 3% employer match 
  • Voluntary Group Benefits 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Gym Membership Discount 
  • PTO, Paid Sick Time 
  • Continuing Education Benefits 
  • FSA 
  • MASA Insurance 
  • Eligibility for Student Loan Repayment  



Melissa Memorial Hospital is a 15-bed critical access hospital, located in Holyoke, Colorado. While being “rural” we are equipped for any situation. It is a model rural hospital with 1 operating room, surgical procedure room, 4 bay emergency room, and radiology including 64-slice CT scanner and mammography, MRI, ECHO, and Nuclear Medicine, along with other ancillary services. The hospital is co-located with a family practice clinic and retail pharmacy services. Other services include chemotherapy, general & orthopedic surgery, podiatry, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, progressive rehab services, and wound care. MMH operates a full-time EMS service and maintains a 24/7 AirLife Helicopter base. 



Holyoke is home to the Holyoke Dragons and is truly a “City of Pride and Progress.” Holyoke offers: 

  • An airport (smaller crafts) 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 9-hole golf course (public) 
  • Ballyneal -#54 Top 100 courses in the world (private) 
  • Ball fields 
  • Skateboard Park 
  • Fishing pond 
  • Parks 
  • Camping facilities 
  • Motels 
  • Library 
  • Movie theater 
  • Many churches 
  • Holyoke Unified School District has 600+ students. 

From different coffee shops to different ethnic flavors, to a quick bite, the sweet small town of Holyoke has a handful of different restaurant options to choose from. 


Holyoke is based in Phillips County where there are four different rural towns in the county with two schools in the county. Holyoke, Amherst. Paoli, and Haxtun are all within the same county. Holyoke homes a historical museum with different artifacts of what has built Holyoke today. Agriculture is a main attraction out here in the plains of Colorado. You will see the fields turn different colors throughout different seasons. Wheat, corn, alfalfa, are some of the few cultivating growths that you will see around your area! If you enjoy hunting, there are plenty of opportunities for a good catch. You will discover that you can see the most beautiful sunsets and the clearest starry nights out in the rural areas. Come take a look at our beautiful little town in the Northeastern corner of Colorado. 

Click here for a List of Things to Do in Holyoke 



Melissa Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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