Speech Therapist – Speech Therapy – Full-Time – 10 Hour Days – (Glendale, California, United States)

Administers evaluation and treatment procedures in Speech Pathology as prescribed by referring physician and according to state, federal, and hospital regulations as well as preferred practice patterns of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Minimum Education:
Graduation from a Speech / Language school approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the American Speech and Language Pathology Association.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge: Years of Experience:
• Entry-level (0+ years of experience)

Ability:
• Effective oral and written communication skills to work with patients, families, physicians, and other personnel.
• Performs effective evaluation and treatment techniques; develops treatment plans to meet therapy and patient goals.

Knowledge:
• Must understand and utilize the theories behind speech/language pathology and swallow function.
• Must understand theory and precautions/contraindications for all physical medicine agents relating to speech pathology procedures and their effects for the child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
• Must have knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to assess the effects of treatment on body function and structures for the child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
• Must understand concepts of isolation, sterile techniques, and the applications within physical medicine.
• Must understand required policies and procedures for PMR and the hospital in general.

Experience:
• Experience in Acute Care, Rehab, SNF or Outpatient is desired.
Required License/Certification: Current license to practice Speech and Language Pathology in California issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Medical Board of California, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Examining Committee.
Membership in the American Speech and Language Pathology Association is desired.
Annual certification in BLS from the American Heart Association.
Annual certification/recertification in AB508 required for staff assigned to Geropsych and ED Departments.

As part of Keck Medicine of USC, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital is the only community hospital in the Foothills area of Los Angeles backed by an academic medical center. With its 40-year legacy of personalized care from expert physicians, experienced nurses and a dedicated staff the community has come to know and trust, USC–VHH brings patients the latest medical advancements and 24/7 emergency services. Join this world-class team providing highly-specialized care, up-to-the-minute research and innovative clinical trials.

The hourly rate range for this position is $39 to $64. 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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