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Speech Pathologist-PD

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA 95608
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
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
To qualify for this position, previous experience as a speech pathologist is preferred. This position requires graduation from an accredited school of Speech Pathology, current California State licensure and a MA/MS degree. The incumbent is required to exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of: 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; fully meet the obligations of the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health; have flexibility within a changing health care environment. Candidates must have a current, valid California Speech-Pathologist license and a current BLS certification from the American Heart Association.

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.

The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy San Juan Medical Center and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.
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Qualifications
Previous experience as a speech pathologist is preferred, current BLS certification is required and the incumbent is required to exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities. Previous experience as a speech pathologist.
Knowledge of:
*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
* CCC from ASHA

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
*Fully meet the obligations of the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health
*Flexibility within a changing health care environment

Reference: 568506223