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Speech-Language Pathologist - Healthcare

Company: CalOptima
Location: Orange
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Speech-Language Pathologist Job Description Department(s): PACE Reports to: Supervisor, Therapy Services (PACE) FLSA status: Non-Exempt Salary Grade: L - $77,000 - $119,900 About CalOptima Health CalOptima Health is the single largest health plan in Orange County, serving one in four residents. Our motto - is "Better. Together." - is at the heart of our mission to serve members with excellence, dignity, and respect. We are a public agency made up of compassionate leaders and professionals working together to strengthen our community's health. We are continuing to build a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion within our community where employees have a sense of belonging and are valued for their ideas, contributions, and their unique individual perspectives they bring. CalOptima Health has been recognized as one of Orange County's best places to work, so we know there is something special about our organization. It is why people choose to work here and why they choose to stay! About the Position The Speech-Language Pathologist will be responsible to evaluate and reassess participants upon referral from the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). The incumbent will provide and recommend both therapeutic and non-therapeutic interventions related to swallowing, speech, voice, language, communication, and cognitive disorders. The incumbent will be responsible for providing comprehensive speech therapy programs for CalOptima Health's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) participants, including the development and oversight of functional maintenance programs. Duties & Responsibilities: --- Participates in a mission-driven culture of high-quality performance, with a member focus on customer service, consistency, dignity, and accountability. --- Assists the team in carrying out department responsibilities and collaborates with others to support short- and long-term goals/priorities for the department. --- Collects patient data and completes required forms with appropriate responses according to department and industry standards. --- Identifies participant problems and/or needs, sets priorities,s and addresses those requiring further referral and/or follow-up; observes and records latest diagnostic results. --- Develops a plan of care based on speech therapy needs/goals that incorporate the plans of other disciplines and continuing care needs; include the participant/family in developing or revising the plan of care; and make referrals to interdisciplinary support services. --- Establishes realistic and measurable goals and sets up treatment plans to administer appropriate interventions. Performs assessments as needed and as required by the IDT. --- Ensures therapy being provided conforms to accepted industry practices and organizational standards; provides correct treatments/procedures and other care as prescribed and according to patient care standards. Explains speech therapy treatment and procedures; provides participant and family education in rehabilitation needs and interventions; works closely with other therapists and primary care staff to provide patient care and to implement physician orders as necessary. Documents all speech-language pathology treatment and interventions as required by CalOptima Health's PACE guidelines. --- Plans and develops evidence-based speech therapy maintenance programs both at the PACE center and at home in collaboration with the Occupational Therapist (OT) and Registered Dietician (RD) to improve or maintain the quality of life of participants. --- Assists and works with the IDT on delivery of care to provide training and education to family members, caregivers, and CalOptima Health's PACE staff members for proper carryover of treatment interventions. --- Makes home visits as needed for home-based interventions and observation. --- Records participant care delivered as planned and any variations, with appropriate rationale. --- Makes and records observations, as well as implements rehabilitation measures related to impending or associated problems in our electronic medical records (EMR). --- Provides support and/or oversight to other staff who are implementing speech therapy treatment and/or maintenance programs. --- Identifies clinically appropriate treatment interventions and addresses cost-effectiveness as needed. --- Recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for documentation and participates in QI processes. --- Complies with policies addressing safe working conditions, monitors unsafe working conditions, recognizes inappropriate and/or ineffective participant care management, resolves issues/problems, and completes written reports. --- Works closely with PACE's Occupational Therapist (OT) and Registered Dietician (RD) to support participants' speech therapy needs while at the center and at home. --- Completes other projects and duties as assigned. Experience & Education: --- Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology which is accredited by Education Standards Board or whose practice meets ASHA certification requirements required. --- Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology granted by ASHA required. --- Current, valid, and unrestricted California Speech-Language Pathologist License is required. --- 1 year of clinical experience working with the frail or elderly population as a Speech-Language Pathologist required. --- Have access to means of transportation from work away from the primary office approximately 10% of the time required. --- An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position such as those listed above is also qualifying. Preferred Qualifications: --- Bilingual in English and in one of CalOptima Health's defined threshold languages (Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese). About our Benefits & Wellness options: At CalOptima Health, we know that a healthy and happy workforce is a thriving workforce, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), low-cost medical/vision/dental insurance options, and paid time off. To support quality work-life balance, we allow flexible scheduling during core business hours, telework options for some positions, work schedules that allow every other Monday or Friday off (9/80 schedule), and a wellness program featuring diverse activities. Additionally, CalOptima Health contributes 4% of pensionable earnings to a 401(a) retirement program with no required employee contribution. Employees also have access to 457(b) retirement plans with pre/post-tax contribution options. CalOptima Health is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit. CalOptima Health wants to have qualified employees in every job position. CalOptima Health prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee, or applicant for employment, based on race, religion/religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sex stereotype, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transitioning status, age, sexual orientation, immigration status, military status as a disabled veteran, or veteran of the Vietnam era, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. CalOptima Health also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived as having, any of those characteristics. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. Job Location: Orange, California Position Type: To apply, visit Copyright -2022 Inc. All rights reserved. jeid-a2bb67419225224390c34ae23a44308fKeywords: Bilingual

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