- 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.
- 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.
- 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.