Speech Pathologist


Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologist

Primary Location San Diego, California

Job Number 1139014

Date posted 12/16/2022


direct patient care for patients with communication and swallowing difficulties by assessing, diagnosing, creating, and putting into practice therapy/treatment plans.

Significant Duties:

upholds the policies, procedures, and guiding principles of Kaiser Permanente as well as any relevant local, state, and federal laws.

administers diagnostic exams and gives each adult and child tailored therapy for a range of communication problems, voice and swallowing issues, and neurological anomalies.

Informs doctors of test results before recommending and carrying out the proper therapies.

keeps track of the findings and works with doctors to modify the treatment plan.

provides advice to multidisciplinary teams.

performs the role of a clinical specialist in fields like pediatric speech, traumatic brain damage, etc.

trains potential CFYs.

assures adherence to TJC, national, state, and municipal regulations.

may take part in creating departmental policies and procedures.

creates guidelines and treatment plans for unique conditions.

creates and delivers in-service programs in a field of expertise.

performs clinical diagnostic swallowing assessments on a number of patients, including adults, children, and those with a range of neurologic, medical, and surgical diagnoses.

To referring doctors, therapists, and other medical professionals, interpret and communicate the findings of assessments and tests.

takes part in the development and execution of therapy plans that address speech, language, voice, and swallowing issues for a variety of patient populations.

records the development of the patient and keeps complete records.

program changes are made to increase efficacy.

meets the needs of the client and decides on any additional treatment or intervention that may be required.

carries out diagnostic voice assessments on a wide range of patients.

Interprets and summarizes findings, and, as necessary, makes recommendations regarding the need for additional testing or assistance in the field of speech and language pathology.

Determines a patient's conversational ability by administering and analyzing tests; also looks at a patient's medical history, neurological and psychological test findings, and determines whether therapy is required.

treats articulation abnormalities, stuttering, voice issues, delayed speech, and organic disorders such cleft palate, cerebral palsy, aphasia, and hearing loss that affect speech and language.

Provides direction and counseling to patients' families, instructors, and other interested parties by explaining the results of the study and the treatment.

Plans and executes corrective programs aimed at enhancing or restoring communicative ability.

administers treatment to patients in one-on-one or group sessions; may recommend patients to experts in dentistry, medical, education, psychology, or similar fields.

Reports on diagnostic results, therapies used, and advancements are written.

gives healthcare professionals in-service training in the fundamentals of speech therapy and oversees the training and care of speech pathology assistants.

keeps up with changes in the speech therapy area by going to conferences and seminars for professionals.

creates and upholds polite, cooperative relationships with other departments and staff.

demonstrates expert competency in evaluating the patient's condition at the start of the speech pathology program and throughout all aspects of it.

demonstrates expert competency in the development and execution of a treatment program or plan.

demonstrates expertise in the field of speech pathology as well as specific rehabilitation methods.

has effective communication skills.

does other tasks as directed.


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Basic Qualifications:


  • One (1) year clinical experience in dysphasia management required.
  • One (1) year clinical experience in Speech Pathology. 


  • Master's or Doctorate Degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited program.

License, Certification, Registration

  • American Heart Association 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 required.


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and to utilize theories, principles, practices, techniques and methods of Speech Therapy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A.


Primary Location: California,San Diego,Vandever Medical Offices

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day

Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM

Working Hours End: 06:30 PM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B17-HCP|NUHW|NUHW Healthcare Professionals

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Specialty: Speech Therapy

Department: Vandever MOB – Speech Therapy-Regular Clinic – 0806

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time


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