SPEECH PATHOLOGIST I

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $80,083.68 - $107,921.52 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
Y5887G

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
September 28, 2020 @ 09:00 a.m., PT - Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without notice

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD AND UPDATE THE APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION, SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION, TELETYPE PHONE NUMBER, DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.

MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Provides professional speech pathology diagnostic and treatment services to assist persons with communication and/or swallowing disorders to attain, regain, or maintain communication and swallowing function or to adjust to their disabilities.

Essential Job Functions
  • Performs diagnostic evaluations of persons with communication and/or swallowing disorders.
  • Diagnostic evaluations include behavioral observation, non-standardized testing procedures, instrumental and standardized testing procedures.
  • Analyzes, evaluates and interprets test results to determine patients' communicative abilities to develop appropriate treatment goals and plans for rehabilitation.
  • Prepares reports of diagnostic evaluations, analyses, interpretations, and recommendations for treatment.
  • Selects and implements treatment utilizing therapy principles and procedures appropriate to the profile for the patient's strengths and weaknesses identified in the diagnostic evaluation process; treatment programs include individual and/or group sessions as appropriate for the patient.
  • Confers with referring physicians or other medical personnel regarding the evaluation of the patient's communication and/or swallowing disorders, the type and frequency of treatment and the patient's progress.
  • Makes recommendations concerning the referral of patients to other services, such as psychology, audiology, dentistry, neurology, respiratory therapy, and otolaryngology.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology or a related field.

LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATE(S):
Current licensure by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board to practice speech pathology -AND- Current Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech-Language Pathologist issued by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Master or Doctorate degree, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application at the time of filing online, or email the analyst within 15 calendar days of filing online.

Be sure to write the title of the required license, certificate, and/or permit, the number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Minimum Requirements. Attach a legible photocopy of the required license, certificate and/or permit of compliance to your application AT THE TIME OF FILING ONLINE OR EMAIL THE ANALYST WITH IN 15 CALENDAR DAYS. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure, certificate, and/or permit will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license, certificate, and/or permit must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license and/or certificate will not be accepted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
Additional credit will be given for experience as a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information and desirable qualifications weighted at 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last date of filing will not be accepted
.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed .

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111
TELETYPE PHONE:
(800)899-4099
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst
jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov (Best way to contact due to telework)
(323) 914-5124
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map