Provides direct patient care to members having communication and
swallowing disorders by evaluating, diagnosing, developing and
implementing therapy / treatment programs.
Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles
of Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local
laws.Administers diagnostic tests and provides individualized
treatment to adults and children for a variety of communication
disorders, voice and swallowing impairment and neurological
defects.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 requirements.May
participate in the development of department policies and
procedures.Develops protocols and treatment programs within
specialized areas.Develops and presents in service programs in area
of specialty.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 histories.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 population.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 necessary therapy.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 counseling.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
made.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 pathology program.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.
- One (1) year clinical experience in dysphasia management
- One (1) year clinical experience in Speech Pathology.
- Master's or Doctorate Degree in Speech Language Pathology from
an accredited program.
License, Certification, Registration
- 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
- Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred.
- Days of the week may vary.
- Must be available for premium days (Friday, Saturday and
Sunday) and holidays.
- Schedules may vary based on operational need (Sunday to
Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm).
- Start and end times may vary.
Primary Location: California,Downey,Garden Medical Offices
Building No. 1 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon,
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 11:30 AM Working
Hours End: 08:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation:
B17-HCP|NUHW|NUHW Healthcare Professionals Job Level: Individual
Contributor Specialty: Speech Therapy Department: Downey/Garden MOB
- Speech Therapy-Regular Clinic - 0806 Travel: Yes, 50 % of the
Time Kaiser 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.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be
considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and
state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but
not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance
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