Speech Therapist-PRN (as needed)

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Location:
Denton, TX US
Job ID:
97255
Department:
Speech Therapy
Area of Interest:
Speech Therapy
Job Type:
PRN
Qualifications:
Overview:
Texas Health Denton

Qualifications/Duties:
Work Hours/Schedule: PRN (as needed) varying shifts with rotating weekends and holidays.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
*Completion of a Master’s Degree in a Speech Language Pathology program accredited by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Council on Academic Accreditation
*Eligible for a Speech Language Pathology Intern license in the state of Texas – Intern license must be obtained prior to start date; or Texas Speech Language Pathology license
*CPR certification or certification within 60 days from hire date

Preferred Qualifications:
Good verbal and written communication skills in English
Problem solving ability
Ability to teach others
Time management
Good interpersonal and customer service skills
Outpatient and Modified Barium Swallow experience preferred

Work Location/Setting: Acute Care and Outpatient services

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

*Obtain/verify physician order for therapy and validate for appropriateness.
*Review available medical records and obtain pertinent medical history from patient or family. *Ensure that patient has given informed consent to treatment.
*Evaluate each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements.
*Integrate assessment results to identify functional problems and prioritize 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.
*Determine plan for care, or appropriate therapeutic intervention to achieve stated goals. *Initiate 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.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. Hospital services include heart and vascular care, women’s services, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics and sports medicine, pain management, emergency medicine, and a weight loss surgery program. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 325 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 45 specialties.  Located 45 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 40 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth, Texas Health Denton is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, a Joint Commission accredited Primary Stroke Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.  We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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