###SPEECH THERAPIST (SLP)/Per Diem/Days
About This Opportunity:
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 Rehabilitation Director, 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.
Previous experience as an SLP experience in health care services is highly desirable. Graduate of an approved school of Communication Disorders holding Masters Degree or higher. Academic curriculum will include coursework on growth and development, gerontology and therapeutic procedures for pediatric, 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 populations. 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. Current licensure in the state of California. Recent graduates who are board eligible will be considered for provisional appointments. Certification through ASHA for CCC's. (CFY candidates must apply at conclusion of CFY). Must maintain current CPR and Fire Safety cards.
We're California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a not-for-profit, 319-bed acute and ambulatory care hospital that provides services to the dynamic community of downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods. With a 120-year history of healing, our vision is a growing and diversified health care ministry distinguished by excellent quality and committed to expanding access to those in need.
The hospital is part of Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West, one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with 40+ hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor, and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.
Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer paid Medical Benefits for you and your family, including domestic partners. Also included are a 403 (b) plan with company match, tuition reimbursement and comprehensive dental and vision plans. .
Located blocks from Staples Center and LA Live, California Hospital is walking distance from the Metro Blue Line and employee parking is complimentary. The hospital also sponsors shuttle service to and from Union Station. To find out more, go to http://www.chmcla.com. EOE.
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