Speech Therapist - Acute Care
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Under the leadership of the department director and/or assistant director, the Clinical Specialist - Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) is responsible for supporting the mission of the hospital by providing skilled speech and language therapy services to patients who have suffered from neurological disease, CVAs, head injuries, respiratory compromise, head and neck cancer and/or other medical complications. The Clinical Specialist-SLP uses evidence-based diagnostics and treatment methods to improve quality of life in patients with cognitive-linguistic impairments, speech or motor disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication strategies. The Clinical Specialist-SLP interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals involved in patient care in the acute and outpatient setting.
Ability to identify and address age and culturally specific needs of customers.
Ability to maintain professional and productive work relationships.
Demonstrate integrity and service in all interactions with colleagues and customers.
Meets eligibility and maintains criteria to satisfy requirements of Therapist Advanced Practice policy.
Masters of Arts or Masters of Science in Speech/Language Pathology or Audiology.
Doctorate degree preferred. - Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) preferred.
Must pass orientation and initial competency assessment prior to independent assignment of patients requiring the applicable skill, and must complete and pass all annual competencies.
California State Speech Language Pathologist license required.
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification is required.
Equal opportunity employer.
Assigned Work Hours:
40 hours per week.
Pay Range (based on years of applicable experience):45.39
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2022-1424