Speech Therapist PRN (Acute Care and Outpatient)

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Cleburne, TX US
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Area of Interest:
Speech Therapy
Job Type:
Texas Health Cleburne

Qualifications are as follows:

***Master’s Degree in a Speech Language Pathology program accredited by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation is required

***Eligible for a Speech Language Pathology Intern license in the state of Texas – Intern license must be obtained prior to start date
***SLP-Speech Language Pathology preferred or SLP-I-Speech Language Pathology Intern
***BCLS-Basic Cardiac Life Support within 60 days of hire required

***MBS experience preferred

*Good verbal and written communication skills in English
*Problem solving ability
*Ability to teach others
*Time management
*Good interpersonal and customer service skills
*Bedside dysphagia assessments
*Outpatient speech and swallowing therapy treatment

Work Location/Setting: Acute care and Outpatient (includes dysphagia assessment, MBS, and outpatient Speech & Language)

Work Hours/Schedule: PRN (as needed)-weekdays and weekends

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
- 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

Participates in strategies to meet business initiatives and unit/team, program, and department specific goals and targets

Entity Information:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. Located about 35 miles south of Fort Worth, hospital services include surgery, women’s care, gastroenterology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. The center has have over 80 physicians on its medical staff and has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer for Quality Care in a nationwide performance improvement project, an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and designated a Pathway to Excellence® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Recognitions like these make our facility intensely qualified to serve our community and your professional aspirations.
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