Speech Language Pathologist - Inpatient Rehab - PRN - Days(Job Number: 02531-85603)
Work Location: United States-Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem
Job Type: Therapy & Rehabilitation
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
General Statement of Duties:
Evaluates patients, sets goals, plans treatment programs and treats patients according to physician’s orders; maintains required records and notes on patient care, assumes responsibility for patient charges; provides technical advice to support personnel and supervision of same.
Essential Job Functions:
Evaluates speech/language and swallowing abilities of patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes, and synthesizes the data to establish a plan of care with therapeutic interventions and goals appropriate to patient’s age and development
Documents evaluations, treatments, plan of care, charges, and discharge summaries utilizing professional jargon that supports skilled therapeutic necessity and the charges incurred in a concise and timely manner.
Determines efficacy of therapeutic interventions, technologies and outcomes in accordance with the Speech Therapy Practice Act in the state of Texas.
Interacts and confers with a variety of professionals including physicians, nurses, case management, PT’s and OT’s to implement and assess the intervention program.
Assumes responsibility to provide Director with constructive suggestions to problem solve, assist with maintaining productivity standards and setting a positive atmosphere for professional development.
Provides education, training and supervision of Certified Fellowship Year speech pathologists and speech therapy students.
Minimum Education and Experience: Masters in Communications Disorders from a Speech Language Pathology Program. Must maintain licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology. Prefer membership in ASHA.
Minimum License and Certificates Required:
Licensed Speech Language Pathologist.
Supervised By: A Rehab Services Supervisor, Manager or Director
Supervision Of: Support personnel