University Hospital: Speech Therapy IP (Full-time, Day Shift) -
Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility, integrity, justice, teamwork and wholeness.
The Speech Pathologist provides advanced patient care including evaluations, goal setting, treatment planning, family training and the application of treatment techniques in accordance with designated practice act and department policy and procedure. Is responsible for providing inpatient care as per physician's orders. Supervises non-CCS (California Children's Services) paneled staff as requested. Participates in case conferences and discharge planning meetings. Works with the program coordinator, case manager and/or MTU (Medical Therapy Unit)/school representative communicating and coordinating recommendations for ongoing therapy and equipment needs upon discharge. Performs other duties as needed.
Master's Degree in Speech Pathology or Communicative Disorders required. One year of experience in a Medical Speech Pathology or Rehabilitation setting required. Current Speech Pathology licensure required. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification and Basic Life Support certification required. CCS-Paneled required if assigned to Pediatric Rehabilitation or fulfill CCS paneling requirements within twelve months from hire date.
Able to perform technical patient care activities and demonstrate understanding of the economics of rehabilitation, (i.e. funding policies and sources, accreditation, marketability, cost management, managed care, case management systems, materials management, etc.). Cooperates with management and other associates in achieving organizational goals, clinical program, and mission. Integrates clinical and administrative feedback and direction. Able to: read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.