Speech Pathologist- Adult Population
Posted on: May 24, 2023
*Inpatient and Outpatient- Adult only population*--Provides
direct patient care to members having communication and swallowing
disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing and implementing
therapy/treatment programs.--Essential Responsibilities:
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles
of Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local
- Administers diagnostic tests and provides individualized
treatment to adults and children for a variety of communication
disorders, voice and swallowing impairment and neurological
- Advises physicians of test results and subsequently recommends
and implements appropriate treatments.
- Monitors status of results and collaborates with physicians
when altering treatment program.
- Serves as a consultant on interdisciplinary teams.
- Serves as a clinical expert in specialized areas such as
pediatric speech, traumatic brain injury, etc.
- Trains CFY candidates.
- Ensures compliance with TJC, federal, state, and local
- May participate in the development of department policies and
- Develops protocols and treatment programs within specialized
- Develops and presents in service programs in area of
- Performs diagnostic clinical swallowing evaluations on a
diversified patient population, including adults and children with
a wide variety of neurologic and medical diagnosis and surgical
- Interpret and report the results of evaluations/tests to
referring physicians, therapists and other medical staff.
- Participates in the design and implementation of therapy
programs addressing speech/language voice and swallowing problems
for a diversified patient population.
- Documents patients progress; maintains accurate records.
- Adjusts program to improve effectiveness.
- Meets client needs and determines further courses of treatment
or intervention that may be necessary.
- Performs diagnostic voice evaluations on a diversified patient
- Interprets and reports results and provides recommendations
regarding the need for further evaluation or services in the area
of speech and pathology when appropriate.
- Administers and analyzes test results to determine patient's
communicative abilities; examines patients medical history,
neurological ad psychological test results in order to determine
- Treats speech and language impairments such as functional
articulatory disorders, stuttering, voice problems, delayed speech
and organic disorder including cleft palate, cerebral palsy,
aphasia and impaired hearing.
- Interprets findings and treatment to patients families,
teachers or other concerned parties; provides guidance and
- Plans and conducts remedial programs designed to improve or
restore communicative facility.
- Administers treatment in individual or group sessions with
patients; may refer patients to specialists in medicine, dentistry,
psychology education or related areas.
- Writes report on diagnostic findings, therapy used and progress
- Provides in-service training in the basic elements of speech
therapy to members of the health care staff and supervises the
development and treatments of Speech Pathology Assistants.
- Keeps abreast of developments in the field of speech therapy by
attending professional seminars and workshops.
- Establishes and maintains courteous cooperative relations with
other departments and other personnel.
- Demonstrates professional competence in assessing patient's
condition at the onset and through all phases of the speech
- Demonstrates professional competence in the planning and
implementation of treatment --program/plan.
- Demonstrates professional competence and rehabilitative
techniques particular to the speech pathology field.
- Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively.
- Performs other duties as assigned.Basic
- One (1) year clinical experience in dysphagia management
- One (1) year clinical experience in Speech
- Master's or Doctorate Degree in Speech Language Pathology from
an accredited program.License, Certification, Registration
- American Heart Association approved BLS required prior to first
day of employment.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to the first
day of employment.
- Current State of California Speech Pathologist license
- Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and to utilize theories,
principles, practices, techniques and methods of Speech
Therapy.Preferred Qualifications:Strong skills in neurological
rehab, Head and Neck Cancer, voice disorders and Transgender voice
therapy PrimaryLocation : California,San Marcos,San Marcos Medical
Offices 2HoursPerWeek : 40Shift : DayWorkdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu,
Fri, Sat, SunWorkingHoursStart : 07:00 AMWorkingHoursEnd : 05:30
PMJob Schedule : Full-timeJob Type : StandardEmployee Status :
RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation : B17-HCP-NUHW-NUHW
Healthcare ProfessionalsJob Level : Individual ContributorJob
Category : Rehab ServicesDepartment : San Marcos Outpatient Med
Cntr - Speech Therapy-Regular Clinic - 0806Travel : Yes, 25 % of
the TimeKaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer
committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information,
other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or
any other protected status.
Keywords: Kaiser, Santee , Speech Pathologist- Adult Population, Healthcare , Santee, California
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