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Texas Health Resources Speech Language Pathologist - THSW in Fort Worth, Texas

Speech Language Pathologist – PRN as Needed, THSW


Are you looking for a rewarding career with Texas Health Resources? We’re looking for qualified Speech Language Pathologist like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: Texas Health Southwest 6100 Harris Parkway TX 76132

  • Work environment:

  • Work hours: PRN, As needed - Must be available to work minimum of 1 Sunday a month and 1-2 holidays a year. Weekday availability a plus.

  • Salary range: $34.88 - $53.20 per hour (based on relevant experience) 1-year acute care experience preferred

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Education

Master's Degree Speech Language Pathology Req or

Other Post-Baccalaureate degree recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Licenses and Certifications

SLP - Speech Language Pathology Texas Speech Language Pathology License Upon Hire Req or

SLP-I - Speech Language Pathology Intern Texas Speech Language Pathology License Upon Hire Req

SLP - Speech Language Pathology Texas Speech Language Pathology License Upon Hire Pref and

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Req

Skills

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

Essential Functions

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 cares 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. Document’s 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.

Education

Master's Degree Speech Language Pathology Req Or

Other Post-Baccalaureate degree recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Req

Licenses and Certifications

SLP - Speech Language Pathology Texas Speech Language Pathology License Upon Hire Req Or

SLP-I - Speech Language Pathology Intern Texas Speech Language Pathology License Upon Hire Req

SLP - Speech Language Pathology Texas Speech Language Pathology License Upon Hire Pref And

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Req

Skills

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

Supervision

This position manages people 11-49

ADA Requirements

Working Outdoors 1-33%

Working Indoors 67% or more

Mechanical Hazards 1-33%

Electrical Hazards 1-33%

Explosive Hazards 1-33%

Chemical Hazards 1-33%

Wet Hazards 1-33%

Heights 1-33%

OSHA

Tasks involving exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

Physical Demands

Light Work

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