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Speech Pathologist

Company: Dignity Health - Mercy Medical Center Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Job Description:

Overview
Mercy Medical Center (MMC), a Dignity Health member, is a 186 bed acute care, religious sponsored, not-for-profit hospital located in the city of Merced, California. MMC opened on May 2, 2010 and employs over 1,300 people, making it one of the largest employees in Merced County. MMC has a professional relationship with more than 250 local physicians. Major programs and services include: one licensed acute care facility with a family birthing center, intensive care unit, emergency care and four floors housing, telemetry and medical/surgical nursing units. There are three outpatient facilities, Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center, Mercy Outpatient Center and the Mercy Medical Pavilion. Services at these outpatient centers include home care, physical and cardiac rehabilitation, ambulatory surgery, cancer care, laboratory, imaging and endoscopy. MMC primary service area includes the cities of Merced, Atwater, Winton and the County of Merced.

Responsibilities
Position Summary

Ability to deliver care to patients in a variety of hospital settings including outpatient and home health. The majority of care will be performed within the hospital and outpatient setting. In keeping with the Dignity Health core values, is responsible for effective and competent delivery of care. Able to administer diagnostic and treatment techniques designed to comprehensively evaluate and treat patient conditions. These interventions will help to relieve pain, develop or restore speech, language, and improve oral pharyngeal functioning according to the patient plan of care. The Speech Therapist will work in an acute hospital, outpatient and home health setting. The Speech Therapist will work with a variety of patient types and ages including, but not limited to infants, adults and geriatrics.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

--- Must possess and maintain a current Speech and Language Pathology Therapist Registration License with the State of California
--- Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
--- Able to work weekdays and open to weekend and holiday rotation, as established.
--- Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a professional manner exhibiting tactful and effective communication with fellow staff members, physicians, hospital departments, and the general public.
--- Demonstrates competent working knowledge of the principles, practice standards, procedures, and equipment utilized .This includes the use of Fluoroscopy in performing Modified Barium Swallows.
--- Ability to work independently and be a functional team member in a team oriented environment.
--- Ability to be flexible with caseload, within any given day through prioritization of patients based on their needs.
--- Be an advocate for the hospitalas mission, vision, and values and the community in which it serves.

Preferred Qualifications:

--- Home health experience desirable
--- Pediatric experience
--- Second language skills in Spanish
Equal Opportunity Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.Dignity Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractoras legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at
(415) 438-5575
and let us know the nature of your requestA. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).A Dignity Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: Dignity Health - Mercy Medical Center Merced, Merced , Speech Pathologist, Healthcare , Merced, California

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