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Providence Health & Services Speech and Language Pathologist in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Speech and Language Pathologist for a Per Diem/Day Shift to Providence Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica, CA

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We are seeking a Speech and Language Pathologist who will support the mission, vision, values and objectives of Saint John's Health Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, discharge planning, performing patient evaluations, establishing and implementing a plan of care, monitoring patient's progress.

The Speech-Language Pathologist should demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills including direct, honest and compassionate behavior.

In this position you will:

  • Facilitate teamwork and effective flow of ideas by participating in an environment of trust characterized by openness, honesty, and fairness

  • Facilitate good working relationships between physicians, staff, and administration. Maintain a high level of professionalism when working with others

  • Participate in the provision of care by:

  • Performing patient speech and language assessments/data collection

  • Formulating goal directed plans of care based on patient outcomes:

  • Initiating, individualizing, and modifying plan of care

  • Collaborating with other services

  • Implementing care based on department and hospital standards:

  • Following established protocols and procedures

  • Evaluating effectiveness of care

  • Identifying patient/significant other learning needs and demonstrating measures to meet these

  • Delegating to appropriate patient care team members

  • Demonstrating applied knowledge when caring for selected patient populations including care appropriate to the age of patients served

  • Demonstrate competency in select skills including, but not limited to:

  • Performing protocol for evaluation and treatment of speech and language, swallowing and cognitive disorders

  • Providing consulting to physicians and other referring agencies

  • Performing appropriate test measures and measures of treatment

  • Practices in a professional, collaborative, and proactive manner in all interactions with patients, visitors, physicians and staff:

  • Demonstrating flexibility adjusting to changes in patient acuity and workload

  • Participating in committees and special projects

  • Identifying risk management issues, taking appropriate actions, and communicating unresolved issues to the appropriate personnel

  • Practices cost effective methods in the delivery of care:

  • Using available resources efficiently

  • Demonstrating understanding of overall unit needs and using downtime to assist others

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own performance and departments performance in regards to:

  • Attendance and punctuality

  • Positive public relations image and working relationships

  • Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Completing all mandatory requirements including current licensure and BLS

  • Meeting regulatory compliance standards (e.g. JCAHO, Title 22, and HIPPA.)


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology

  • Current BLS certificate through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross

  • Valid Speech and Language Pathology License

  • 3 years acute care or clinical setting

  • Computer literate (Word)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience with Meditech

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Speech Therapy

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 308848