Speech Language Pathologist

Posted on Jun 23, 2022 by CommonSpirit Health

San Bernardino, CA
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Overview:

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1931 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center is a 342-bed acute care nonprofit hospital located in San Bernardino California. The hospital offers a full complement of services including the Inland Empire Heart and Vascular Institute an award-winning orthopedics program surgical weight loss and is an official Neurovascular Stroke Center as designated by ICEMA. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit (url removed) for more information.



Responsibilities:

All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization. The person doing this job is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost-effective manner with respect and dignity. The primary role of the SLP is to provide quality patient care, though assessment and treatment. The SLP, under general supervision of the Manager of Rehabilitation and the Senior Director of Ancillary Services , has a wide range of freedom in applying individual professional judgment, discretion, and skill in patient management. The SLP has responsibilities for assigned patients including evaluation, treatment planning, patient treatment, and documentation of care. Therapists are assigned patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatrics. Assignments are dependent on the specific experience, training and demonstrated competence of the therapist and the needs of the patients. The SLP is expected to develop their clinical skills with ultimate responsibility for assuming clinical competency.



Qualifications:

Requirements:



Ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) for effective communication with patients, families and all health care team.  Ability to work independently with no need of direct supervision. Capable of organizing tasks and managing multiple priorities. Completes patient care assignment at the end of the shift. Ability to respond to changes in assignment and staffing appropriately.



 



Demonstrates appropriate inter-personal skills to treat the neonatal population.  If employee has six months previous experience with the neonatal population, on-site education will be reduced if above competencies can be demonstrated. Completion of competency for Modified Barium Swallow studies. Upon completion or orientation and upon annual performance appraisal, must demonstrate competency in assessment and treatment of patients served (neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric).



 



Education:



Master's Degree or higher in speech-language pathology from an educational institution approved by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.  Academic curriculum will include coursework on growth and development, gerontology and therapeutic procedures for pediatricm adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.  New applicants must present documentation of continuing education or experience.  Upon annual appraisal must demonstrate participation in external continuing education.  NDT adult or pediatric certification or other age specific continuing education courses preferred for treatment of neonatal and pediatric



popoulations.



 



 



Licensure:



Current licensure in the state of California.  Consideration will be given to graduates who are pursuing a clinical fellowship year. Must maintain current CPR.  CCC certification required through ASHA, unless candidate is in pursuit of clinical fellowship. Must maintain current CPR.



 



Preferred/Desired



Previous experience as an SLP experience in health care services is highly desirable.


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