Speech Therapist (Per Diem)

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Clinical (Licensed)
Per Diem


The Speech Therapist administers diagnostic speech, language, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing evaluations for adult and pediatric populations and provides therapeutic intervention. Prepares timely, complete documentation. Attends interdisciplinary care planning meetings.


Evaluates and treat individuals (adult and pediatric) with a wide variety of communication and swallowing deficits across the lifespan in inpatient and outpatient settings. Demonstrate use of appropriate diagnostic tools (formal and informal). Develop appropriate treatment and reassessment plans. Monitor care and safety during procedures. Provide education/counseling regarding communication and swallowing disorder.


May provide specialized instrumental assessment of swallow function (Modified Barium Swallows)


Maintain timely, complete patient documentation and records in keeping with legal, regulatory and hospital policies.


Attends interdisciplinary care planning meetings. Communicate with physician and other interdisciplinary team members regarding patient status, needs and recommendations.


Ensure that all equipment, material and support tools are functional and cleaned within infection control standards.


Maintains department supplies within budgetary constraints and or par levels.


Education: Master's degree in speech and language pathology

Experience: Two to four years related experience preferred

Licenses & Certifications: Current CA state license in speech and language pathology or is in the process of acquiring the supervision required for licensure. Possess a certificate of clinical competence granted by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or is in the process of acquiring supervision necessary for a certification. Current BLS Certification.

Required Skills & Knowledge: Excellent interpersonal skills, strong business acumen. Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to organize, synthesize and integrate information from multiple sources and apply sound clinical rationale for patient management. Effectively communicates in verbal/non verbal and written form in a clear and concise manner to patients/families and other healthcare providers at all levels from diverse backgrounds. Position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, strong organizational, ability to manage priorities and workflow, flexibility and a willingness to work with constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm. Commitment to excellence and high standards. Strong charting/documentation skills, Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population, Bilingual skills a plus


Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to level of experience, education, special skills and/or certifications.


USD $51.44


USD $70.73


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