Speech-Language Pathologist - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX
The Speech-Language Pathologist serves as the facility speech therapist conducting patient speech and language assessments, feeding and swallowing evaluations, and speech therapy services as appropriate.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs speech therapy for facility patients as assigned.
- Screens, consult, evaluate and develop individualized treatment plans for both inpatient and outpatient.
- Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on the level of care.
- Provides age-appropriate therapeutic interventions.
- Evaluates patient response to treatment and documents the treatment plan as necessary.
- Provides information and updates to staff, physician and family members.
- Documents treatment and outcomes daily according to accepted regulatory, corporate and professional guidelines.
- Provides patient and family education on tasks and resources that will assist with continued functional independence.
- Communicates results of speech-language evaluations and recommendations to the treatment team and patient/family.
- Participates in patient care conferences as necessary to provide updated patient progress and goal revisions if needed.
- Serves as a resource in areas of speech-language pathology.
- Conducts in-services as requested.
- Coordinates treatment activity with other disciplines and team members as appropriate.
- Contributes to the development of improved efficiency and productivity of unity clinical functions.
- Offers positive suggestions/solutions to improve service delivery and unit operations.
- Assists with the development of student programs as requested.
- Contributes to the delivery of cost-effective care.
- Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment in order to prolong working life.
- Participates in discharge planning.
- Documents and charges daily therapeutic units timely and accurately.
- Communicates with the Director of Rehabilitation Services regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.
- Supervise the Speech-Language Pathology assistant in direct patient care and patient related activities.
- Accesses and checks email each shift when working to keep informed of current events.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- A minimum graduate of a bachelor’s; master’s preferred, level program in which is either accredited by the Speech-Language Pathology Educational Standards Board or whose course work and practice meet the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association credentialing.
- Minimum of one-year experience working in an IP and OP setting in the areas of developmental disabilities and neurological/orthopedic conditions.
- Extensive experience in feeding and swallowing treatment and evaluations.
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- Must be licensed by the state of Texas by the Speech-Language Pathology Hearing Association
- Must be certified in CPR
- Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility
- Maintains certifications and licenses as current to avoid voluntary resignation.