The Speech Therapist assesses, goal sets, and provides treatment for speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders. Provides direct and indirect supervision of treatment rendered by speech therapy assistants and students. Provides staff, patient and family education, and initiates and updates patient care plans. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested such as but not limited to stocking of supplies or cleaning and set-up of equipmentSouthern California Hospital at Culver City has been taking care of generations of Culver City and west LA residents. We are a full-service, acute care hospital with a 24/7 emergency department and nationally recognized patient safety. Now at 420 beds, SCH-CC is a general acute care hospital that utilizes many of the latest medical treatments and technologies. The hospital offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient acute care services, including an orthopedic center, cardiovascular services, acute rehabilitation, sub-acute care, psychiatric care and chemical dependency programs. Additionally, SCH-CC operates a 24-hour emergency services center, which serves as a paramedic receiving station and is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and nurse specialists.
- Provides therapeutic management of speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders including evaluation, and treatment planning. Initiates and conducts therapeutic interventions, evaluates treatment efficacy, and modifies prescribed therapeutic interventions as needed. Counsels and educates patients, families and care givers. Participates in department and hospital wide performance improvement initiatives.
- Recommends, maintains, cleans, calibrates and adjusts equipment and instruments according to manufacturer instructions for use and hospital policy, to ensure safety, integrity and accuracy for patient use. Follows appropriate procedures for notification and removal of non-functional/unsafe equipment.
- Evaluates all clinical data to determine the appropriateness of speech therapy care, participates in the development of the care plan, and provides care using clinical protocols. Ensures timely, accurate and complete patient clinical documentation to include charges and billing. Maintains institutional compliance with professional, accrediting and regulatory standards of care. Ensures Infection Control procedures and HIPAA compliance.
- Empathizes with patient and patient support systems, expresses compassion and understanding for the situation and demonstrates care which is appropriate for the age, and cultural, religious, gender identity, or ethnic background. Engages in caring behaviors, taking conscious ownership for work and takes deliberate/thoughtful actions regarding how to best carry out interactions with the patient, families, physicians, and co-workers.
Minimum Education: None.
Minimum Experience: Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Ability to work variable shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays required. Ability to maintain flexibility and composure in a constantly changing environment. Previous experience as a Speech Pathologist in an acute care hospital preferred. Bilingual skills to communicate effectively with patients and families preferred.
Req. Certification/Licensure: Current Licensure as a Speech Pathologist in the State of California required. AHA Basic Life Support required. Hospital Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only) required.