Kaiser Permanente Speech Pathology Coordinator in Downey, California

Under the general supervision of Chief of Service and the Department Administrator, plans, develops, implements, evaluates and the supervises the Speech Pathology service delivery and quality assurance program. Develops and implements programs of peer review and inservice education. Participates in short and long range planning for improving delivery accessibility of service in the Speech Pathology department. Provides comprehensive speech pathology case management which includes administering diagnostic tests to members having communicative disorders and swallowing impairments.

Essential Functions: - Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws. - Coordinates central planning, development, implementation and evaluation of speech pathology programs with appropriate input from the Chief of Service and Department Administrator. These include staff and departmental goal setting, department projects, literature, supplies and continuing education, peer review and productivity, quality of care and service. - Responsible for the coordination of the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of Speech Pathology and departmental policies, clinical practice agreements and quality assurance programs. - Ensures Speech Pathologists' compliance with all licensure requirements. - Oversees orientation and training of staff. - Ensures competency level of staff. - Provides training by assisting in the diagnosis and development of treatment programs for complex cases. - Plans, coordinates and schedules the office hours and leaves for Speech Pathologists. - Participates in the interviewing and selection process for all Speech Pathologist candidates, as well as completion of performance assessments of current staff. - Collaborates with the Department Administrator and the Chief of Service in resolving service and patient care issues. - Performs other administrative responsibilities such as collection and compilation of Speech Pathology statistics, budget development and monitoring. - A Speech Pathology Coordinator also provides direct case management care to members by performing the 'ff'. - 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 of test results. - Recommends and implements appropriate treatments. - Monitors status of results and collaborates with physicians when altering treatment program. - Serves as a consultant on interdisciplinary teams. - Serves a a clinical expert in specialized areas such as pediatric speech, traumatic brain injury, etc. - Trains CFY candidates. - Ensures compliance with TJC, federal, state and local requirements. - Participates in the development of department policies and procedures. - Develops protocols and treatment programs within specialized areas. - Develops and presents inservice programs in area of specialty. - Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum two (2) years of experience within last three (3) years as a Speech Pathologist required. - Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience in dysphasia management. Education - Completion of an accredited speech pathologist training program. - Master's degree in speech language pathology. License, Certification, Registration - Completion of a Speech Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) internship required. - Basic Cardiac Life Support. - Current and valid Speech Pathologist license issued by state of California. - Valid BLS card. - National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.

Additional Requirements: - Knowledge of federal, state and local requirements. - Knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements. - Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize theories, principles, practices, techniques and methods of Speech Therapy including program evaluation. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications: - Leadership and supervisory experience preferred. - Previous supervisory experience preferred. -Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Notes: -Standard work week is Monday to Friday. -Includes inpatient Speech Therapy Services at the Downey Medical Center hospital. -Includes weekend rotations to cover inpatient Speech Therapy Services at the Downey Medical Center hospital. -Caseload consists of patients from birth to geriatric. -Includes occasional travel for site visits and regional meetings.



COMPANY Kaiser Permanente

TITLE Speech Pathology Coordinator

LOCATION Downey, CA

REQNUMBER 588849