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Speech Therapist

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 24, 2018

Job Description:

**Overview** Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics. Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center. **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 hospital?s mission, vision, and values and the community in which it serves. + Must possess and maintain a valid California driver?s license and proof of auto insurance + Must provide a DMV printout that indicates driver is in good standing. + Must be able to drive a motor vehicle safely for moderate period of time. **Preferred Qualifications:** + Home health experience desirable + Pediatric experience + Second language skills in Spanish Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. **Connect With Us!** Not ready to apply, or can't find a relevant opportunity? to learn more about a career at Dignity Health and experience #humankindness. Equal Opportunity Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please 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 request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this telephone number. **Job ID** _2017-41562_ **Employment Type** _Per Diem_ **Department** _Rehab Services PT / OT / Speech_ **Hours / Pay Period** _16_ **Facility** _Mercy Medical Center Merced_ **Shift** _Day_ **Location** _MERCED_ **State/Province** _CA_ **Standard Hours** _weekend coverage if possible, for high census periods, and staff time off requests_ **Work Schedule** _8 Hour_

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