Speech Therapist

Location: 6401 Coyle Avenue - Carmichael / CA

Job type

Employment type: Full-Time

Pay: Competitive/year

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Job description

Req#: 119529

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.

ResponsibilitiesThe 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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About company

We welcome the chance to help you feel your best. Excellent, affordable health care, delivered with compassion, is what we stand for. Since our founding in 1986, we've made it our goal to create environments that meet each patient's physical, mental, and spiritual needs. We also believe this healing philosophy promotes the wellbeing of our staff and the places they serve. Dignity Health is made up of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California. Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, we endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole.
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