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Providence Health & Services Speech Language Pathologist in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Speech Language Pathologist (Per diem/Day shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Speech Language Pathologist who will support the mission, vision, core values, and objectives of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center located in Torrance and San Pedro. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing patient evaluations, establishing and implementing a plan of care, monitoring patient's progress, interdisciplinary collaboration, discharge planning. The Speech-Language Pathologist should demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills including direct, honest, and compassionate behavior. The Speech Therapist is a licensed professional who is responsible for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice in accordance with regulatory agencies and the American Speech Therapy Association (ASHA). The Speech Therapist demonstrates proficient clinical knowledge and skills in providing and initiating treatment programs for individuals with swallowing, speech and cognitive impairments. Utilizing a collaborative team approach in providing care to; young, middle and older adult patients.

In this position you will:

  • Comply with hospital, department, and unit standards, including but not limited to, safety, infection control, quality management, confidentiality, mandatory education, and competencies.

  • Facilitate teamwork and effective communication by participating in an environment characterized by the core values of Providence.

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

  • Demonstrate flexibility adjusting to changes in patient acuity and workload

  • Participate in committees and special projects as assigned

  • Identify risk management issues, taking appropriate actions, and communicating unresolved issues through the appropriate channels

  • Participate in the provision of care:

  • Perform speech/language/cognition/dysphagia assessments

  • Formulate goal directed plans of care based on patient outcomes

  • Initiate, individualize, and modify plan of care

  • Collaborate with other services

  • Implement care based on department, hospital, and national standards:

  • Follow established protocols and procedures

  • Follow ASHLA and California Licensing Board guidelines

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

  • Perform evaluation and treatment of speech and language, swallowing and cognitive disorders per protocol

  • Provide consultations to physicians and other referring providers

  • Perform appropriate test measures and measures of treatment

  • Establish speech therapy goals (short and long term), plan of treatment and rehab potential in conjunction with the patient, their support system, and other members of the interdisciplinary team to select the most appropriate program for individual patients, based on patient needs and capabilities. Formulate and appropriate discharge plan, re-evaluate the patient, and adjust goals and plan when necessary.

  • Identify patient/family/caregiver learning needs and provide appropriate education.

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

  • Areas of specialty may include, but not limited to voice, aphasia, speech production disorders, cognition, and dysphagia management.

  • Practice stewardship in the delivery of care reflecting financial goals of the organization:

  • Use available resources efficiently

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

  • Prioritize commitments and manage multiple tasks effectively

  • Meet established productivity standards of the department

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

  • Attendance and punctuality

  • Comply with department minimum shift requirement and time off procedures

  • Positive customer service, compassionate care, and effective teamwork

  • Obtain necessary knowledge and skill needed to maintain competence

  • Complete all mandatory requirements including current licensure and BLS/RQI

  • Meet all regulatory compliance standards (e.g. Joint Commission, Title 22, and HIPAA)

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited program

  • Good working knowledge of general and specialized clinical equipment and modalities

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, completes assignments on time

  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative working relationship with patients, families and coworkers

  • Ability to type and use a computer efficiently and proficiency in electronic documentation

  • Ability to work effectively independently and with a team

  • Current license in Speech-Language Pathology

  • RQI/BLS certificate

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • 1 year in practice setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

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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-Torrance

Req ID: 293798