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Speech Therapist II

Location Walnut Creek, California Job Number 990858 Date posted 08/25/2021
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Description:
Provides diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders for more complex cases. Ensures compliance with standards and regulatory requirements. Oversees work of entry-level staff and supports community programs.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Evaluates and administers diagnostic tests and provides individualized treatment to adults and children for a variety of communication disorders, voice and swallowing impairment, and neurological defects. Advises physicians and member/caregiver of test results.
  • Collaborates with physician as treatment plan changes. Provides training for more junior therapists. Participates in developing inservice programs for staff development. Monitors the work of contract therapists and the treatment of patients in non-Kaiser facilities. Serves as a consultant on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains department policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirement. Identifies and recommends opportunities to contain costs and improve services. Assists with community programs.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time. Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



    • Minimum two (2) years of previous experience as a Speech Therapist.



    Education



    • Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.



    License, Certification, Registration



    • Current California license required by employment start date.

    • Obtain BLS prior to employment start date.

    • Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

    • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain an NPI prior to the employment start date.



     


    Additional Requirements:



    • Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements.

    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.



     


    Preferred Qualifications:



    • Outpatient swallowing experience preferred. 



    Primary Location: California,Walnut Creek,Park Shadelands D - Shasta Scheduled Weekly Hours: 12 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Short Hour Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Speech Therapy Department: Walnut Crk Shadelands Sequoia - Speech Therapy - 0206 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.