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Speech Pathologist

Company: Mercy Medical Center Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: September 3, 2019

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.

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
  • Previous experience as Registered Speech /Language Pathologist in an acute hospital setting including inpatient, outpatient and home health settings.
  • Willing to work with a variety of patient types and ages (infants, adults, and geriatrics).
  • 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

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center Merced, Merced , Speech Pathologist, Healthcare , Merced, California

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