Lead, Speech Therapist – Speech Therapy – Part Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

To develop and implement speech-language pathology services and direct patient care in coordination with the rehabilitation team and in compliance with organizational goals and appropriate regulatory agencies.

Under the supervision of the Manager of Speech-Language Pathology, provides speech-language pathology services for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with various diagnoses. Major duties include patient evaluation, problem resolution, patient care documentation, attendance at patient care related meetings, delegation of duties to support personnel, participation as a member of a team, and maintenance of an appropriate level of productivity. Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills. Lead Speech Therapist will precept students, Clinical Fellows and/or new staff, as well as assisting Manager with some supervisory duties.

Essential Duties:

  • Serves as a clinical resource person and assigns and supervises the work of the new staff, including completion of competency validation tool.
  • Special projects for the department with manager’s input and feedback
  • Kronos editor when manager is off
  • Coordinates daily operation with clinical staff
  • Provides clinical in-services or trainer for clinical staff on a quarterly basis
  • Develops new program for department with manager’s input and feedback
  • Upon referral of a patient to the department, the pathologist initiates care per policy and provides and/or manages all aspects of speech pathology intervention.
  • Consistently completes all required documentation as per departmental policy.
  • Participates in clinics, rounds, and patient conferences, as assigned and as patient care responsibilities allow.
  • Attends and contributes to patient care conferences, as listed above, to provide continuity of care.
  • Employee provides leadership in conference that facilitates conference process, improves communication, or increased effectiveness and efficiency of the conference.
  • Employee leads, through professional contribution, to increased awareness of role of therapy or impacts care plan of patients.
  • Manages 80% patient caseload, which includes all aspects of patient care, documentation and communication requirements, and assists in meeting departmental efficiency requirements.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the profession as evidenced by membership in the American         Speech and Hearing Association.
  • Attends one professional meeting per year.
  • Performs other duties

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree Communication disorders. Satisfying American Speech and Hearing Association academic and practicum requirements for Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
  • 10 years Speech Therapist experience in Acute Care Hospital.
  •  3 years Clinical supervisor (received training for supervision by ASHA or CSHA) and Clinical & supervisory Experience: graduate students, CF and new /inexperienced staff
  • Ability to present cases/abstracts at CSHA or ASHA in the specialty area
  • Proficient in all 4 certification: FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing). MBSS (Modified Barium Swallow Study) such as MBSImP (professional version, not student version)
  • Vitalstim or Vitalstim plus. Speak Out or Lee Silverman Voice Training
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word as well as Internet access and utilization.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Cert Clinical Comp in Speech Language Pathology CCCSLP (ASHA). Current California license / Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
  • BLS/CPR From American Heart Association.
  • Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
  • Specialty Certification Certified Specialist in: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Trained Provider of: LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) SPEAK OUT! Vital Stim MDTP (McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program) Membership in the American Speech and Hearing Association.

The hourly rate range for this position is $53.00 – $87.45. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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