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Speech-Language Pathologist, PRN

Company: Texas Health Resources
Location: Keller
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

*Speech Language Pathologist*
*Texas Health Alliance*
\*PRN, As Needed\*

Are you looking for a rewarding career with family-friendly hours and top-notch benefits? We're looking for a *SLP PRN *like you to join our Texas Health family.
*Position Highlights*

* Work location: Texas Health Alliance
* Work Environment: Speech Therapy
* Work hours: PRN (as needed) covering at least 1 weekend every 6 weeks and 1 holiday a year. Some weekday coverage available

At Texas Health Alliance we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 151-bed, full-service hospital serving our community since 2012. Our location in North Fort Worth provides convenient care to people in North Fort Worth, Keller, North Richland Hills, Haslet, Roanoke and surrounding areas.
If you're looking for women's and infants' services and emergency medicine, we've got it. Plus we're a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and provide wellness services, outpatient surgery and women's imaging services.
And talk about award winning. Texas Health Alliance is Joint Commission-accredited, a Baby Friendly Facility and a Pathways to Excellence-designated hospital. We are a top-notch choice in North Fort Worth for radiology services, women's and infants' services, wellness services and much more.
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
Master's Degree Speech Language Pathology Required
Other Post-Baccalaureate degree recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Required

1 year of acute care experience with an adult population required. 1-3 years acute care experience with an adult population preferred

*Licenses and Certifications*
SLP - Speech Language Pathology Texas Speech Language Pathology License Upon Hire Required
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
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

.*Job Duties*
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*
At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture makes THR 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 -

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


Job Type: Part-time

* On call
* Weekend availability

Work Location: One location%920256%

Keywords: Texas Health Resources, Keller , Speech-Language Pathologist, PRN, Other , Keller, Texas

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