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Speech Language Pathologist

Arizona General Hospital Mesa, Arizona

The posted compensation range of $55.95 - $55.95 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-359526 Employment Type PRN Department Speech Language Pathology Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Sunday-Saturday (8:00-4:30) Remote No Category Therapy

At Dignity Health’s Arizona General Hospital we deliver humankindness through a wide range of health social and support services in the heart of Phoenix Arizona. As part of our team you will provide clinical expertise support and oversight that helps ensure our patients receive exceptional care. Also you will have the opportunity to champion the change by joining in our mission of healing through humankindness.



As our Speech Therapist at AGH you’ll increase our patients’ independence by helping them eat and drink safely, improve memory or cognitive issues, or communicate their needs and wishes more clearly.

No two days are the same here. Our Speech Therapists work with a team of dedicated physicians, therapists, and other health professionals to ensure a safe diet for patients who may experience swallowing issues by performing modified barium swallow studies. These patients have been through a trauma of some sort and most don’t feel well. You’ll ensure they won’t be hungry while they heal and can bring tremendous relief to the patient and their family. You’ll also do cognitive evaluations to determine if a patient can make decisions or if any communication issues result from cognitive impairment or speech impairment. Patients range in age from newborns to geriatric. 

To thrive in this role, you should be flexible, calm, compassionate, curious, and adaptable. Above all, you must be committed to improving our patients' safety, independence, and quality of life. We strive to provide excellent care every day, and you are an integral part of that.


  • Perform modified barium swallow studies to determine a patient’s ability to swallow safely
  • Perform cognitive assessments to determine a patient’s ability to make decisions for themselves, remember basic information, control their emotions and interact appropriately with others.
  • Document all assessment results and work with physicians and other clinicians to develop a plan of care and track all treatments and patient progress.
  • Using exercises, modalities, and/or adaptive devices, work with patients to improve speech, memory, cognition, etc.
  • Educate the patient and families on these processes so they can make the best decisions for the patient.
  • Consistently deliver the highest quality care to every patient.

Prefer MBSS and FEES experience.
This position is per diem with no set schedule. Must be available weekdays and some weekends.



  • Internship or rotation in appropriate clinical setting required.
  • Graduate of an accredited Speech/Language Pathology program required.
  • Arizona License in professional area.
  • American Heart Association BLS required.


  • 2 years experience in Speech Pathology performing patient clinical care preferred.
  • Master's or Doctorate degree in appropriate clinical area preferred.
  • Prior use of electronic health record preferred.


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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