The Speech-Language Pathologist I, under supervision, evaluates the therapy needs and designs appropriate treatment plans and goals to meet the needs the needs of patients based on their service area.
The Speech-Language Pathologist I perform relatively routine patient care for all age groups served.
All services are provided in an inpatient and outpatient hospital setting.
This recruitment is for one (1) Full-Time assignments at Valley Medical Center.
The established list will be used to fill other vacancies as they occur.
This list will also be used for temporary (extra help) opportunities.
If you are interested in such opportunities, please be sure to indicate that on the appropriate questions.
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Hospital and Clinics at and follow us on: Twitter I @scvmctalent Facebook I facebook.com/SCVMC LinkedIn linkedin.com/ scvmc Typical Tasks Patient Care Performs relatively routine patient care with fundamental skills in clinical reasoning and problem solving; Completes adequate intake of the patient's history, current medical diagnosis patient's prior level of functioning, and patient's goals; Completes effective differential diagnosis of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disabilities; Interprets diagnostic findings of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disabilities; Explains remediation procedures to other professionals and non-professional staff; Determines patient's general prognosis and patient's anticipated length of stay on a particular service; Develops appropriate treatment plans that include specific treatment methods, duration and frequency of treatment, and goals; Alleviates impairment and functional limitation by designing, implementing and modifying therapeutic interventions appropriate to patient's diagnosis, impairments and prognosis; Adapts treatment plans based on continuous assessment, progress made and patient goals; Maintains communication with supervisor regarding current caseload; Performs indirect patient care duties such as communication and coordination of care with the patient, family, caregivers, and other professionals, conference reporting, documentation, and charging according to procedures; Completes patient/family/caregiver education and training; Performs tasks listed above for an assigned caseload of patients.
Clinical Supervisory Responsibilities Provides clinical guidance to speech-language therapy student interns.
Administrative Responsibilities May assist with orientation and training of new service personnel as needed; Prioritizes and schedules patient treatment as assigned; Assumes selected responsibilities of other staff during temporary absences; May assist in the day to day operations of assigned service.
Professional and Program Development Maintains appropriate amount of required continuing education units; Participates in internal and external professional and educational activities to enhance personal and professional growth; Participates in hospital research as appropriate; May assist with program development as assigned; Keeps current on new treatment techniques.
Employment Standards A valid license, or eligibility for licensing, to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist from the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board of California AND a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; AND a minimum of nine months of required professional experience as a clinical fellow in Speech-Language Pathology.
Must pass the next scheduled examination or be released from position.
Sufficient education, knowledge and experience to demonstrate the possession and application of the knowledge and abilities listed below.
Knowledge of Principles, methods, theory and practices of Speech-Language Pathology; Pathologies and injuries which result in speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disabilities; Legal issues affecting the practice of Speech-Language pathology; Code of Ethics and performance standards as outlined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Ability to Write clearly and concisely; Advocate for and represent Speech Pathology within the hospital and within the community; Develop and maintain productive relationships with patients, families and colleagues; Foster unity within the Therapy Services Department; Efficiently manage time and priorities; Demonstrate appropriate patient handling skills; Reach, grasp, manipulate and carry a variety of objects.
Closing Date/Time: 9/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
County Of Santa Clara