Speech Therapist

Job ID
2020-119529
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Rehab Services PT / OT / Speech
Hours / Pay Period
8
Facility
Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Varied
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-CARMICHAEL

Overview

Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.

Responsibilities

The incumbent demonstrates competency in speech pathology for pediatric, adult, or geriatric patients as applicable for the site/level of care of employment. The incumbent provides patient assessments, develops and implements individual patient treatment programs, provides therapeutic interventions utilizing current and effective methodologies, and maintains effective documentation.

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Previous experience as a speech pathologist is preferred.

Education:

This position requires graduation from an accredidted school of Speech Pathology. This position requires a MS/MS Degree.

 

Licensure:

  • Current BLS certification is required. 
  • CA SLP License
  • CCC certifications

Special Skills:

  • The incumbent is required to exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Current speech pathology techniques, standards, principles, and procedures.
  • Specialized assessment for the appraisal of neuropathologies as they relate to communication and swallowing function including aphasia, cognition, dysphagia, and dysarthria.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Proper body mechanics.
  • Infection control procedures.
  • Ability to: Assess patient condition based upon sound pathophysiological principles.
  • Develop and implement appropriate patient treatment plan.
  • Complete and maintain records of speech pathology observations, treatments, and actions.
  • Plan and organize work effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with physicians, nursing and other hospital personnel.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of medical information of Dignity Health.
  • Flexibility within a changing health care environment.

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