Mercy Health

  • Speech Therapist- Per Diem

    Requisition ID
    Rehabilitation/Therapy Services
    Position Type
    Per Diem/Flex
    Days, Holidays, Weekends
    Physical Therapy
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications



    Under the direction of the Manager of Rehabilitation, performs diagnostic and rehabilitative services for inpatients with organic and functional communication disorders. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values and mercy service standards. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.




    Safety/Risk Management:

    a. Infection control.

    b. Patients rights protection.

    c. Fall prevention.

    d. Maintains safe workplace.

    e. Properly uses, stores and transports all medical gas equipment.


    Coordination of Services:

    a. Documentation.

    b. Facilitate the therapy process.

    c. Delegation as appropriate.

    d. Charge management.

    e. Scheduling.

    f. Decision-making support.

    g. Quality management.

    h. Coordination of care with team.


    Primary Aspects:

    a. Patient/family teaching.

    b. Implementation of plan of care.

    c. Professional growth and development.

    d. Team performance.

    e. Departmental participation.

    f. Miscellaneous tasks.


    Complex Aspects:

    a. Create plan of care.

    b. MDS management.

    c. Modified Barium Swallow management.

    d. Discharge planning.

    e. Student management.


    Communication Management:

    a. Customer service/guest relations.

    b. Telephone and beeper management.

    c. Positive interdisciplinary communication.



    a. Equipment management.

    b. Computer management.


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


    Education: Master's degree in Speech Pathology or Communication disorders.

    Licensure: Missouri licensure in Speech Pathology.

    Certification/Registration: Must have Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) as certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), BLS


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    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


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