HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Speech Language Pathologist (PRN) in Houston, Texas
This is a weekends only shift.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Rehabilitation Services, the Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for evaluation, identification and treatment of disorders of speech, language, voice, cognition and swallowing. Services are provided to patients on the medical, skilled nursing units, and outpatient therapy department. The speech language pathologist will provide compassionate treatment and promote an environment of excellent customer service. The Speech/Language Pathologist will have the responsibility for maintaining standards of professional and ethical practice in the provision of speech/language pathology services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITIONS:
Confers with patients and families regarding discharge planning; i.e. patient’s level of physical independence and other details of required care.
Directs activities of Speech Therapy Students or Clinical Fellow as appropriate.
Discusses treatment plans and patient progress with physicians and members of the health care team and recommends alterations to the treatment plan when considered advantageous to therapy purpose. a. Reviews patient’s progress with other members of the patient care team. b. Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
Ensures implementation of operational standards which promote the maintenance of patient rights including: 1. Informed consent. 2. Identification and reporting of any suspected patient abuse. 3. Treatment processes. 4. Maintenance of patient confidentiality. 5. Ethical considerations. 6. Handling of patient complaints. Establishes an effective rapport with patients; interacts with them in a considerate and supportive manner. Responds to questions appropriately.
Evaluates assigned patients, gathering data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation and team members. In accordance with patient's assessment and physician’s prescriptions, develops treatment plans for assigned patients including specific goals and activities. 1. Re-evaluates and modifies plan at periodic intervals and as necessary. 2. Treats assigned patients and guides individual patients in selection of appropriate activities. 3. Leads specialized activities. Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports and other such reports. Properly administers patient treatments according to evaluation results and parallel to treatment plan, as indicated by patient progress, adherence to departmental procedures and proper application of all skilled techniques. Therapist is responsible for maintaining proficiency in S.L.P. by attending continuing education opportunities provided by the hospital, department, or outside sources. Completion of 20 CEUs to renew S.L.P. license is required biannually and 30 CEUs every 3 years to maintain Certification of Clinical Competence from A.S.H.A. Attendance at all mandatory in-services for the hospital and department is required. A current CPR certification is required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s Degree from approved school of Speech Therapy. Previous experience in hospital environment preferred with an emphasis on rehabilitation and/or outpatient services.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:
Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology or Communication Disorders. Current Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language Hearing- Association. Current Texas State License in Speech-Language Pathology. Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification from American Heart Association. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training. Candidates without Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training are eligible for employment but must complete certification within 60 days of employment
Title: Speech Language Pathologist (PRN)
Location: Texas-Houston-West Houston Medical Center - Houston
Requisition ID: 00417-69896