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Speech Language Pathologist - SLP

Description

The Speech Therapist serves as the facility speech therapist conducting patient speech assessments, evaluations and performing speech therapy services.

 Performs speech therapy for facility patients as assigned.

 Screens, evaluates and develops individualized treatment plans.

 Evaluates patients within two to three working days of physician referral, depending on level of care.

 Provides age appropriate therapeutic interventions.

 Evaluates patient response to treatment and documents the treatment plan as necessary.

 Provides information retreatment 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 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 Clinical Services regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems and successes.

 Supervise SLPA in direct patient care and patient related activities.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Minimum of one year working with adult and adolescent populations preferably in a hospital setting.

Education Required

  • Graduate of master’s level program in which is either accredited by the Speech Language Pathology Educational Standards Board or whose course work and practice meet course ASLHA certification.

Additional Information

  • Must be licensed by the state of Texas in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Must be certified in AHA BLS
  • Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility