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Texas Health Resources Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in Plano, Texas

Speech Language Pathologist (Inpatient)

PRN - As Needed; Weekdays & Weekends

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We are looking for a qualified Speech Language Pathologist like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights:

  • Work location: Texas Health Plano

  • Department: PT OT ST Inpatient

  • Work hours: PRN – As Needed. Day Shifts; Weekday & Weekend availability required

At Texas Health Plano, we take our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 386-bed, full-service hospital that has served Plano, Frisco, Carrolton and surrounding communities since 1991. If you’re looking for emergency medicine and trauma, cardiology, neurosurgery and spine, advanced orthopedics, women’s services, adult and adolescent behavioral health, an adult intensive care unit and state of the art and technologically advanced surgical services, we’ve got it. Plus, we are an accredited Chest Pain Center, Level II Trauma Facility, a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Level IV NICU. As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree: Speech Language Pathology required or

  • Other – Post-Baccalaureate degree recognized by the American Speech Language Hearing Association required.

Experience:

  • Previous inpatient speech language pathology experience helpful.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • SLP – Speech Language Pathology – Texas Speech Language Pathology License required or

  • SLP-I – Speech Language Pathology Intern; Texas Speech Language Pathology 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

Skills:

  • Good verbal and written communications skills in English.

  • Problem solving ability.

  • Ability to teach others.

  • Time management skills.

  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Basic leadership skills.

Position Responsibilities:

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 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 specialtyunits/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 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 Texas Health Plano a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (7 th 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®

Additional perks of being a Speech Language Pathologist :

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by contributing to a teamwork environment.

  • Receive excellent mentorship, comprehensive training, and dedicated leadership resources.

  • Enjoy opportunities for growth.

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits , Job Listings by Category , recent Awards we’ve won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org .

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