Speech Therapist - F/T


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 72 hours of physician referral. 
  • Provides age-appropriate therapeutic interventions. 
  • Evaluates patient response to treatment and document the treatment plan as necessary.  
  • Provides information about treatment and updates to staff, physicians, 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 to assist with continued functional independence. 
  • Communicates results of speech-language evaluations/assessments and makes recommendations to the treatment team and patient and family. 
  • Participates in patient care conferences, rehabilitation department meetings, and other meetings as assigned.  
  • Serves as a resource in areas of speech-language pathology.  
  • Conducts in-services as requested and provides education to staff during orientation and yearly staff competency fair. 
  • Coordinates treatment activity with other disciplines and team members as appropriate. 
  • Is certified in vital stim and administers appropriately to patients.  
  • Is competent in administering Modified Barium Swallow Studies. 
  • Offers positive suggestions/solutions to improve service delivery and unit operations. 
  • Assists with developing student programs as requested and acts as a preceptor to SLP students. 
  • Contributes to the delivery of cost-effective care. 
  • Utilizes resources appropriately and uses/maintains equipment to prolong working life. 
  • Participates in discharge planning and completes appropriate paperwork. 
  • Documents and charges daily therapeutic units timely and accurately. 
  • Communicates with the Rehabilitation Manager regarding department programs, goals, objectives, problems, and successes. 
  • Performs PMV trials when ordered by the physician. 
  • Adheres to department productivity standards. 
  • Performs MBSS when ordered by physician and reports recommendations to the treatment team. 
  • Communicates with direct care staff regarding patient diet, aspiration precautions, etc. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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Job Requirements


  • Minimum of one year working with the acute pediatric population. 

Education Required

  • Graduate of masters level program in which is either accredited by the SpeechLanguage Pathology Educational Standards Board or whose course work and practice meet course ASHA certification. 

Additional Information


  • Must be licensed by the state of Texas in Speech-Language Pathology. 
  • Must be certified in CPR/BLS. 
  • Must maintain current certification in good standing during employment with this facility. 
  • Minimum of one year working as a licensed Speech Language Pathologist.