Job Description

Payroll Title:
La Jolla MCC Cancer Ctr Clinic
Hiring Pay Scale
$39.55 - $56.85 / Hour
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

#122315 Speech Language Pathologist

Extended Deadline: Fri 6/2/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/17/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/27/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled. 


As As a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center holds the highest possible rating for a U.S. cancer center. This designation is reserved for centers with experts in every medical subspecialty, pushing boundaries to improve approaches for preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancers. The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Speech Pathology program is a specialized service that offers assessment and treatment for speech, cognitive communication, voice, and swallowing disorders related to cancer.

The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for delivery of all aspects of speech-language pathology services across the care continuum. Primary responsibilities include evaluation and treatment of speech, cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders in an outpatient cancer center. In addition, they will be responsible for timely documentation, billing, and development of individualized treatment goals. They will perform objective diagnostic testing using state of the art equipment to evaluate functional performance. This includes videostroboscopy, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and video fluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS). The individual must possess strong communication skills and the ability to function fluidly and effectively within a dynamic multidisciplinary care team.

Related duties include maintaining a strong commitment to academic medicine through participation in clinical research as well as departmental, facility, and community-based education. The individual will participate in staff training as well as program development to foster growth and visibility in the local and broader medical community. The individual will also demonstrate competence in the UCSD Health System core values with an emphasis on continuous performance improvement and patient satisfaction.

Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired as a Speech Pathologist or a Sr. Speech Pathologist level.


  • A Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an educational institution approved by the Board of Speech-Language Pathology, passage of a Board-approved examination.

  • Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) - issued by the state of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Certificate of clinical competence in speech pathology awarded by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

  • Two (2+) years experience as a licensed speech pathologist. Minimum of three (3) years experience as a licensed speech pathologist to be considered as a Sr. Speech-Language Pathologist;


  • Three or more (3+) years of experience as a licensed speech pathologist in an inpatient or outpatient environment.
  • Experience in total laryngectomy and alaryngeal voice.
  • Background and experience in head and neck oncology.
  • Proficiency in Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).
  • Proficiency in speech-language and cognitive disorders management.
  • Experience working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Depending on experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired as a Speech Pathologist or a Sr. Speech Pathologist level.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $89,951 - $118,703 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $43.08 - $56.85

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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