Thisexamination is being given to fill a vacancy in the Therapy Services department in San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
POSITION SPECIFICATION DESCRIPTIONS Note: The vacancy may be filled at any of the three levels dependent upon candidate meeting the minimum qualification requirements. Speech Therapist IV - Clinical:
This is the clinical specialist level class in the Speech Therapist series. An incumbent in this highly skilled class performs a wide variety of tasks related to the provision of speech therapy to patients and education of other staff. Speech Therapist III - Senior:
This is the senior-level licensed class in the Speech Therapist series. Incumbents utilize an advanced level of clinical skill while performing a variety of speech therapy services including assessment, planning, treatment, related documentation and communication. Incumbents also help instruct other staff. Speech Therapist II - Staff
: This is the entry-level licensed class in the Speech Therapist series. Incumbents perform a variety of speech therapy services including assessment, planning, treatment, related documentation and communication. Initially, incumbents work under immediate supervision, but as experience is gained, they may exercise more latitude and judgment and may be assigned to mentor less experienced therapists and/or students.
The incumbent of the Speech Therapist position will be expected to perform acute hospital inpatient and outpatient clinic speech therapy services to patients with a wide range of ages and diagnoses.
General duties include:
- Provision of in-person speech therapy services to inpatient and outpatients.
- Communication and coordination with other medical staff, patients, and family members to maximize patient outcomes.
- Thorough documentation of services rendered compliant with facility and Medicare standards.
- Participation in departmental and inter-departmental projects for staff education and quality improvement.
- Engagement in learning opportunities and CEU courses for maintenance of licensure and ASHA CCCs as well as to broaden clinical skills in multiple areas.
Types of services expected of the incumbent are subject to that person's level of experience and competency, but typical service needs of the clinic include:
- Evaluation and treatment of dysphagia in inpatient and outpatient settings
- Evaluation and treatment of cognitive, language, and motor speech impairments in adults and a select pediatric patients with a demonstrated medical need
- Performance of Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBSS)
- Evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders in infants and children.
- Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders
This position is open to clinicians with varying levels of experience. Prior experience with service delivery in a medical setting is preferred
. Experience in pediatric and neonatal feeding assessment and treatment, performing MBS studies, and/or acute inpatient assessment of dysphagia is highly desirable
candidate for this position is flexible, organized, has excellent communication skills, and is motivated to consistently incorporate new learning and skills into their clinical repertoire. Salary Information
Monthly Salary Range
Speech Therapist IV - Clinical
$6,822.58 to $8,292.89
Speech Therapist III - Senior
$6,216.28 to $7,555.93
Speech Therapist II - Staff
$5,722.86 to $6,956.17
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled