Speech-Language Pathologist

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing high quality and up-to-date diagnosis, remediation, and consultative services to those patients demonstrating changes in their speech, language or swallow functions. These services will be given in a manner to help patients return to the highest level of function within their abilities.
Job Duties
  • Provide speech-language and swallowing services to patients ensuring quality of care as evidenced in the clinical record.
  • Coordinate patient care with other team members ensuring optimal patient care and communication as evidenced in the clinical record.
  • Complete all required paperwork following policies and procedures to ensure that documentation reflects care provided and the outcomes achieved as evidenced in the clinical record.
  • Maintain and enhance personal knowledge as well as promoting professional standards in speech-language pathology.
  • Attend all required safety training and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
  • Follow Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.
  • Demonstrate respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Promote effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • Provide diagnosis, remediation, and consultative speech, language and swallowing services to a case-load of patients.
  • Utilize current technology, equipment and techniques to provide the above services.
  • Supervise students as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrate ability to function without close supervision.
  • Demonstrate good written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform duties in a variety of settings sometimes with little advance notice.
  • Knowledge of computers and medical terminology required.
Professional Experience
  • One year of experience preferred.
  • N/A
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Iowa state licensure or temporary licensure required at time of hire.  Iowa Permanent licensure required within 1 year of employment if have temporary licensure at time of hire.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Speech Therapy
Schedule: PRN, Variable/Rotating Shifts, Primarily Weekend Coverage rotation with potential weekday options

Job ID: 80950

Posted 19 days ago

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