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Tri-City Medical Center SPEECH PATHOLOGIST - LEAD in Oceanside, California


Tri-City Healthcare District has been serving the North County region for almost 60 years and remains committed to providing high quality healthcare and community services for every individual we encounter regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.

Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. In order to achieve our mission, we see, hear and listen to our front line healthcare workers, employees, medical staff and all community stakeholders in order to understand and meet our community’s needs.

Position Summary:

The Lead Therapist supports quality, safety and competency initiatives for all clinical areas within their designated service area. The Lead Therapist is responsible for assessing, delegating, implementing clinical care quality and efficiency related activities, evaluating and coordinating Rehab related patient care activities. The Lead Therapist will work closely with the Director of Rehab to ensure the assessment and enhancement of clinical skills for all licensed therapy staff within their services area(s). The Lead Therapist serves as a resource to the department. Evaluates patients with communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. Develops and implements treatment plans to address those deficits. Assists leadership with daily operations. Has overall responsibility to ensure staff is trained to meet needs of patients as well all requirements for equipment, testing, and record keeping is performed.

Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.

  • Lead Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the day to day oversight of other staff members, students, and volunteers, as appropriate.

  • Assists leadership with area-specific staffing, scheduling (communicating schedule & resolving schedule conflicts), orientation of new employees, and day-to-day operations as per departmental needs, including but not limited to staff productivity and efficiency, charge functions, auditing staff billing errors and providing leadership with feedback for staff performance reviews.

  • The lead shall have overall responsibility for speech therapy staff and ensure that the staff is trained to meet the needs of the patients and the scope of service provided by therapists.

  • The lead will ensure that there is an appropriate clinical audiometer, diagnostic tests and material are sufficient to meet the needs of the service, and the overall equipment is in good working order. The lead will annually request bio-med to check the audio, metric equipment for assurance that it is calibrated in accordance with Standard S-3.6, 1969, Specifications for Audiometer of the American National Standards Institute.

  • Participate in leadership meetings and activities as requested.

  • May provide staff clinical competency feedback to rehab leadership.

  • Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Performs evaluations, develops and implements treatment plan for pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric populations with various diagnoses.

  • Submits concise, accurate, and complete documentation and charges.

  • Maintains professional standards of conduct and ethics as outlined in department expectations and professional organizations, including meeting productivity requirements, maintaining professional development, and maintaining continuing educational requirements in order to provide up-to-date assessment and treatment methods.

  • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient population.

  • Provides education to patients, families, caregivers and other health professionals.


  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience, required.

  • Excellent communication and organization skills, required.

  • Previous leadership experience, preferred.


  • Current California Speech Pathology and Audiology license, required.


  • Current BLS certification, required upon hire; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider.

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.

TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Req No: 2020-8991

Shift: Day

Work Schedule: varies

External Company Name: Tri City Healthcare District

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