Speech Therapist - Part-time

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 the level of care.
  • Provides age-appropriate therapeutic interventions.
  • Evaluates patient response to treatment and document the treatment plan as necessary.
  • Provides information retreatment 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 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 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

  • A master’s level program is accredited by the Speech-Language Pathology Educational Standards Board or whose course work and practice meet course ASLHA certification.

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • 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