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Speech Language Pathologist, Acute Rehab

Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, California

The posted compensation range of $ 53.62 - $ 60.67/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 2023-318130 Employment Type PRN Department Rehab Services PT / OT / Speech Hours/Pay Period 16 Shift Day Weekly Schedule days Remote No Category Therapy

Nestled in the heart of East Sacramento Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital is a 313 bed acute care facility that provides a wide range of services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. Mercy General is home to the nationally ranked Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Institute. Key achievements and recognitions include: from the Joint Commission; Advanced Joint Replacement Spine Center of Excellence Primary Stroke Center Ventricular Assist Device and Chest Pain Certification. Other accolades include CMS 5 stars Practice Green Health 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Level 4 Epilepsy Center and Opioid Stewardship Honor Roll. Mercy General Hospital is proud to foster inclusion and diversity as part of our mission vision and values.


Job Summary:

The Speech Language Pathologist evaluates and conducts medically prescribed speech-language pathology treatment programs in an inpatient rehabilitation facility setting. Supervises students.


  • Provides initial evaluation of patient's abilities and designs appropriate intervention plans.
  • Treats patients with therapeutic procedures modalities and or equipment to improve function.
  • Assures efficient management of work processes by completing tasks and assignments by time standards.
  • Completes post-intervention activities: session closure documentation communication charge capture.

1.1 Evaluations are completed according to department protocol. Completed within 48 hours once evaluation has been initiated.
1.2 Provides effective and adequate treatment. Implements effective and adequate treatment following department guidelines. Ongoing assessment of treatment effectiveness. Goals and treatment are modified as appropriate in relation to working toward goals. Selects appropriate treatment interventions. Utilizes specialized techniques. Patient safety is addressed with follow-up recommended. Recommends/obtains equipment as appropriate. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan of the patient.
1.3 Patient/family education and training. Addresses patient/family education. Demonstrates a variety of teaching methods. Methods are appropriate to the level of understanding.
1.4 Complies with department policy regarding documentation. Completed in a timely manner according to department policy. Concise, legible, correct grammar using medical terminology and approved abbreviations. Reflects all interventions used in treatment, all ongoing assessment of treatment effectiveness, and changes in goals and treatment plan as appropriate. Addresses quality improvement indicators per policy. Reflects interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration. Timecards, productivity logs, billing, and other logs for departmental functions are completed in a timely manner per department policy.
1.5 Communication & Collaboration with Team/MD: Appropriately communicates treatment plan and patient status with team and MD with no more than 1 complaint per year. Participates in team conferences. Addresses verification of payor guidelines/authorizations as needed, in a timely manner (i.e., prior to scheduling/treating patient or obtaining equipment. Attempts made to contact MD with patient concerns or changes in status in a timely manner. Solicits feedback from MD and coworkers to improve teamwork and collaboration (or uses unsolicited feedback) with no more than 1 valid complaint per year and no more than two complaints of the same nature per year.
1.6 Delegates to and Supervises Others: Delegates to and supervises support staff and students in achieving desired outcomes with no more than 1 complaint per year. Delegates appropriately to support staff within licensure and practice standards (i.e., does not over or under utilize support staff. Precepts internship student after meeting preceptor qualifications and if requested. Leads by example by providing necessary and appropriate treatment plan for support. Staff/student to perform treatment. Provides appropriate clinical supervision and feedback to support staff/students.
1.7 Time Management: Complies with department policy for productivity. Demonstrates appropriate time management needed to meet productivity standard, according to department policy. Initiates and completes projects within established time frame, in keeping with the productivity standard. Initiates adjustments in the schedules necessary to meet the department productivity standard
1.8 Performs other related duties as assigned or requested in a professional manner.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Completion of ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
  • Current state licensure as a speech-language pathologist
  • BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification required.
  • Master's Degree in Speech Pathology


  • Requires critical thinking complex problem solving decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a demanding environment balance multiple priorities and take appropriate actions.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing/typing basic application and hardware functions required for applicable care setting.

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