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Speech Pathologist - Otolaryngology-Voice Center (SPEECH PATHOLOGIST 2) - 20379 12/11/2019

University of California San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Job Title

Speech Pathologist - Otolaryngology-Voice Center (SPEECH PATHOLOGIST 2)

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Job Family

Clinical Professional


Mount Zion (SF)

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Otolaryngology-Voice Cntr


8-hour Days

Full/Part Time


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This classification is represented by a union

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At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what s possible for the patients we serve a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as seventh in the country UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Voice and Swallowing Center is a multidisciplinary center designed to serve patients with voice and swallowing disorders.

The mission of the Center is to provide state-of-the-art care for patients, develop technology for the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of the upper airway, participate in research for our improvement in the understanding of voice and swallowing disorders and develop educational programs for residents and fellows interested in the diagnosis and management of patients with voice and swallowing disorders.

The UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center is staffed by otolaryngologists (laryngologists), speech-language pathologists, voice therapists, swallowing specialists, singing teachers, neurologists and other medical consultants in related fields, and basic scientists (researchers).

Job Summary

The Staff Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Pathologist (SLP), reports to the Rehab Service Manager and provides both direct and indirect patient care services. Works primarily with adult and geriatric patients from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, although pediatric and adolescent patients may also be treated.

Under general direction and upon receipt of written referrals, the Staff Speech Language Pathologist plans and administers a full range of speech therapy services for patients with a variety of voice, swallowing, and upper airway impairments and disabilities.

Services include patient evaluations using speech language pathology tests and measurements, establishment of therapeutic intervention goals and development of therapeutic intervention programs, and implementation of therapeutic intervention plans utilizing all aspects of the speech language pathology scope of practice.

The pathologist maintains all applicable patient records related to the delivery of patient care services. While performing job duties, may also supervise support personnel, student interns and Speech Language Pathology Clinical Fellows.

The SLP actively participates in departmental and organizational programs, including performance improvement activities, clinical education programs, and in-services and staff development activities.

Required Qualifications

* One year experience as a licensed therapist

* California State Licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist prior to start of position

* Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

* Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

* Completion of a Master s Program in Speech-Language Pathology

* Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing

* Ability to recognize signs of distress

* Basic computer skills in word processing and on line communication

* Possession of good interpersonal, time management, problem solving and self-initiation skills

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

Preferred Qualifications

* Prior experience in an academic medical center environment

* Prior experience working on an interdisciplinary health provider team


* California State Licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist prior to start of position

* Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

* Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.