Speech and Language Pathologist

  • Lompoc Valley Medical Center
  • Comprehensive Care Center Lompoc California 93436 US
  • Posted: Mar 16, 2018
Other Allied Health

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • This position reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Services.
  • Provide differential diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating inpatients and outpatients with central or peripheral disorders of speech, language, voice and/or swallowing.
  • Demonstrates performance consistent with the mission, philosophy and goals of the unit and organization; remains flexible to changing systems; expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical; treats staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life-span and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • Is able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age-specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group.
  • Must supervisor department staff in absence of department director.
  • Must work well under stress or tight deadlines.
  • Must work well with supervisors, co-workers, patients/residents, family members and visitors.


Position Duties/Responsibility:

  • Defines patient's degree and type of speech, language, voice and swallowing impairment by selecting and administering the most appropriate test instruments; preparing written diagnostic reports.
  • Counsels patients and their families by informing them about available treatment options. Minimizes delays in diagnosis and/or therapeutic intervention by coordinating and prioritizing the patient caseload.
  • Improves the function of patients with speech, language, voice and/or swallowing impairments by planning treatment.
  • Modifies therapy program by periodically re-evaluating therapy goals.
  • Improves quality results by studying, evaluating and re-designing processes and implementing changes.
  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by developing policy concerning federal, state and local regulations and JACHO standards; anticipating emerging issues.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal and professional networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances speech pathology and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different request; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintains patient confidence by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Complies with federal, state and local legal and certification requirements by studying existing and new legislation.
  • Patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Position Competencies.
  • Other duties assigned by a supervisor/director. 

Position Qualifications:

  • Education:     Current California Speech Language Pathology License. 
  • Experience:   One year acute or OP Rehabilitative experience, new graduate may be considered.               
  • Cert/License: Current/valid California Speech and Language License, CPR Certification and California Drivers license.
  • Skills/Ability: Knowledge of speech and language treatment to patients of all ages.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Exhibits the ability to organize work assignments and follow through with accuracy; exercise good judgment; demonstrate initiative, emotional stability, tact and poise.