Texas Health Resources Speech Language Pathologist in Denton, Texas
Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We’re looking for qualified Speech Language Pathologists like you to join our Texas Health family.
• Work location: 3000 North I-35, Denton, TX 76201
• Work environment: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy Outpatient
• Work hours: Day shift, part-time, 24 hours weekly
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. Hospital services include heart and vascular care, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine, and a weight loss surgery program. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 325 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties. Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 40 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas Health Denton is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology required or
Post-Baccalaureate degree recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association required
Licenses and Certifications
SLP - Speech Language Pathology-Texas Speech Language Pathology License upon hire required or
SLP-I - Speech Language Pathology Intern-Texas Speech Language Pathology Intern License upon hire required
SLP - Speech Language Pathology-Texas Speech Language Pathology License upon hire preferred and
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support (prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required)
Good verbal and written communication skills in English; Problem-solving ability; Ability to teach others; Time management skills; Good interpersonal and customer service skills, Basic leadership skills
• Performs age appropriate patient assessment and establishes plan of care
• Obtains/verifies physician order for therapy and validates for appropriateness
• Reviews available medical records and obtains pertinent medical history from patient or family
• Ensures that patient has given informed consent to treatment
• Evaluates each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements, including appropriate outcome assessment tool(s)
• Integrates assessment results to identify functional problems and prioritizes care needs with patient and family
• Sets appropriate, measurable, functional goals with time frames to address the identified problems including patient/family goals and preferences
• Determines plan for care, and/or appropriate therapeutic interventions to achieve stated goals
• Initiates therapy discharge planning in collaboration with care team and patient based on prognosis and expected discharge disposition
• Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.
• Performs age appropriate patient treatment
• Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment
• Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license
• Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely
• Utilizes a variety of treatment techniques to achieve goals, if necessary
• Determines patient response to treatment and evaluates progress (reassessment)
• Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, and/or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, home programs/self-management and assistive equipment
• Maintains patient safety throughout treatment
• Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues
• Demonstrates competence in the performance of age appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs
• Motivates non-compliant or unmotivated patients to participate in therapy
• Demonstrates Professional accountability
• Utilizes available resources (equipment, support personnel, educational resources) to maximize efficiency and productivity and to meet personal developmental needs
• Participates in orientation and training of less experienced staff, students, volunteers and observers
• Responsible for care provided under their direction, including that provided by licensed assistants and therapy technicians
• Attends and/or leads hospital, department, and community meetings / educational in-services
• Meets established productivity targets
• Represents department in a positive manner to hospital/system/community
• Completes assigned work within scheduled hours and offers assistance to others to ensure departmental work is accomplished
• Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solutions regarding delivery of patient care
• Willing to be cross-trained to treat any diagnosis or level of care
• Participates in continuous improvement activities and/or teams
• Demonstrates commitment to the maintenance of a clean, safe work environment that is compliant with departmental, hospital and regulatory agency requirements
• Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and departmental personnel
• As required, participates appropriately in departmental safety drills / emergency procedures
• Performs Appropriate Documentation
• Documents all aspects of assessment, plan of care, and re-certifications in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines
• Documents all aspects of each treatment session in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines
• Obtains physician signature on all plans care and re-certifications, providing proof of all attempts to obtain signature such as documenting contacts in medical record and retaining fax cover letters
• Accurately submits patient charges and records procedures according to departmental policy
• Documents assessment of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines
• Completes discharge summary for each patient in accordance with departmental, TJC, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines
• Completes all documentation within established time frame
• If appropriate, completes all required team documentation including intake process, plan of care, and discharge summary
• As appropriate / required, completes required outcome tools and any additional documentation for outpatients, acute stroke patients and for specialty units/programs (i.e. Lysholme, MDS, DRS, team staffing reports, etc.)
• Documents and reports unusual occurrences, on the job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning
• Other Significant Activities in Addition to Job Responsibilities/Competencies
• Participates in strategies to meet business initiatives and unit/team, program, and department specific goals and targets
Why Texas Health
As a Texas Health Speech Language Pathologist you’ll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more.
At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make it a great place to work.
Here are a few of our recent awards:
• 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7th year in a row)
• Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)
• “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes
• A “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work®
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