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Department:  Allied Health
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

Upon physician referral, assesses individual patient needs, establishes treatment goals, develops and implements the appropriate Speech Pathology treatment program. Documents care given.


The Speech Pathologist displays and practices a work-style that reflects the mission, vision, and values of the Rehabilitation Services Department, as well as the Organization. Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance, and conduct. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures, including the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance. Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:


  • Screens for clinical needs by reviewing medical history, performing systems review, and applying screening tests and measures.
  • Performs evidence-based examinations by obtaining patient history, selecting appropriate tests, measures and performing regular re-examinations.
  • Identifies impairments, functional limitations, and disability based on examination data.
  • Provides interventions to address therapeutic diagnosis, defines expected intensity, duration of therapy, and makes recommendations for discharge.
  • Establishes a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, updates the plan of care based on patient’s response.
  • Provides education to patient/family/caregiver regarding the purpose of the activity, use of equipment, home exercise, and activity.
  • Applies valid and reliable outcomes measures, seeks feedback from the patient, family, and others.
  • Completes documentation in a timely manner that contains all necessary information that meets all regulatory and insurance guidelines. Documentation and signatures are legible. Uses only approved abbreviations.
  • Collaborates with physicians, and other health care team members regarding the patient treatment plan, progress, and change in status.
  • Able to manage a number of patients at the same time with high energy and organization.
  •  Meets department standards for productivity.
  •  Participates in outside continuing education and incorporates information into practice.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Speech Pathologist II:

In addition to the above, the Speech Pathologist II will:

  • • Assist with the education and orientation of new staff.
  • Acts as a clinical instructor for interns.
  • Acts a lead in the absence of the supervisor.


Education, Training, and Experience:



  • Current licensure as a Speech Pathologist in the State of California.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Minimum of 18 months experience as a Speech Pathologist in an acute healthcare system environment.


Skills or Other Qualifications:



  • Critical thinking, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively on the patient’s behalf.
  • Work well 1:1 and in a team to obtain better than expected outcomes.
  • Possesses a knowledge of the business of healthcare along the continuum of care, clinical decision support data analysis/synthesis, and quality improvement, regulatory and legislative issues.
  • Self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines, excellent attention to detail, and maintain a high level of work quality.
  • Proven ability to interface with all customer levels (physicians, Organizational staff, insurance companies, patients, and family members).
  • Decisive and capable of exercising good judgment under pressure.



  • Qualified bilingual or multilingual candidates.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, plus healthcare database systems.


License and Certifications:



  • See Above


  • N/A

Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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