Dignity Health Speech Therapist - Speech Therapy - Per Diem Days in Merced, California

Position Summary

Ability to deliver care to patients in a variety of hospital settings including outpatient and home health. The majority of care will be performed within the hospital and outpatient setting. In keeping with the Dignity Health core values, is responsible for effective and competent delivery of care. Able to administer diagnostic and treatment techniques designed to comprehensively evaluate and treat patient conditions. These interventions will help to relieve pain, develop or restore speech, language, and improve oral pharyngeal functioning according to the patient plan of care.

Qualifications Minimum

  1. Must possess and maintain a current Speech and Language Pathology Therapist Registration License with the State of California

  2. Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate

  3. One to two years’ experience as a Registered Speech/Language Pathologist in an acute hospital setting including inpatient, outpatient, and home health settings. Willing to work with a variety of patient types and ages (5-95).

  4. Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a professional manner exhibiting tactful and effective communication with fellow staff members, physicians, hospital departments, and the general public

  5. Demonstrate competent working knowledge of the principles, practice standards, procedures, and equipment utilized. This includes the use of Fluoroscopy in performing Modified Barium Swallows.

  6. Ability to work independently and be a functional team member in a team oriented environment

  7. Ability to be flexible with caseload, within any given day through prioritization of patients based on their needs

  8. Be an advocate for the hospital’s mission, vision, and values and the community in which it serves

  9. Must possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance

  10. Must provide a DMV printout that indicates driver is in good standing

  11. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle safely for moderate period of time.


  1. Use of Vital Stim

  2. Home health experience desirable

  3. Pediatric experience

  4. Second language skills in Spanish

    Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics.

    Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center.

Job: *Rehabilitation (PCS)

Organization: *Mercy Medical Center Merced

Title: Speech Therapist - Speech Therapy - Per Diem Days

Location: California-Central California Service Area-Merced-Mercy Merced Community

Requisition ID: 1700007666