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Speech/Lang Pathologist

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 by Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Overview
About Us
Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California's Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women's and children's services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare.

Comprehensive Care
Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican's services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives 'A' grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
As Santa Cruz County's heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital's heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient's chest.
Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

In The Community
Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.
Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

Responsibilities
The Speech-Language Pathologist provides assessment and therapy to individuals with communication disorders and/or swallowing problems, including education to patients, appropriate family members and friends in order to restore patients' functional communication and/or swallow and reduce or prevent long term disability. Assists the patients to reach their maximum potential and return to their family and community. Coordinates with other disciplines and implements the programs of the Communication Disorders Department under the general direction of the Rehabilitation Directors.

Education:
Required:
  • Masters Degree in Speech Pathology or Communicative Disorders.
Special Training: (including license):
Required:

  • Current license by the California Board of Speech Language Pathology.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Completed Fellowship year & have received a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association.
  • CFY candidates may be considered if clinical training included an acute hospital setting. CFY candidates will be required to submit a schedule for completion of CCC-SP resulting in certification and licensure within 12 months.

Experience: (minimum, plus desired):
Required:
  • Two years experience with a variety of patient diagnoses including but not limited to adult aphasia, dysarthria, and dysphagia.


Qualifications
  • Two years experience with a variety of patient diagnoses including but not limited to adult aphasia, dysarthria, and dysphagia.
  • Current license by the California Board of Speech Language Pathology.
  • Current BLS certification
  • Completed Fellowship year & have received a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language & Hearing Association.
  • CFY candidates may be considered if clinical training included an acute hospital setting. CFY candidates will be required to submit a schedule for completion of CCC-SP resulting in certification and licensure within 12 months.


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