Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Rehab PRN
Location:
Conroe , Texas
Posted:
February 23, 2018
Reference:
06437-87579
Conroe Regional Medical Center - Conroe, TX

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Rehab

Conroe Regional Medical Center, where high-quality care meets the comfort and convenience of a hospital close to home. We have been meeting the healthcare needs of the Montgomery County region for more than 75 years. As a regional, tertiary referral center, other hospitals rely on us when a higher level of care is necessary. We have 342 beds, 1,200 employees, more than 400 physicians on staff, and the resources of the largest healthcare provider in the nation - HCA.

Conroe Regional Medical Center has achieved recognition as a Certified Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and designation as a Level II Trauma facility. CRMC also has a Level III Neonatal ICU for the most vulnerable patients.

Conroe Regional Medical Center is currently looking for a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) for its Rehab Department. This is a PRN position.

Responsibilities:
Delivers medically prescribed Speech Therapy in support of medical care as directed by the physician. Acts in a consultative role to the physician for screening, identifying, assessing & interpreting and diagnosing disorders or speech/language, oral-pharyngeal function & cognitive/communication disorders. Able to exercise independent judgment in regards to recommendations to physicians & other professionals for treatment or other follow-up, or in referral for other examinations or services. Works with patients of all ages, race, creed, gender, and disability without bias or prejudice. Utilizes the evaluation of the speech/language/oral pharyngeal/cognitive/communication needs to plan the care, implement, and document effective, appropriate and safe Speech Therapy treatments. Acts as a member of the interdisciplinary team in assisting the patients and their families achieve the highest level of functioning. Participates in planning and implementing new services, staff development programs, and marketing efforts. Performs all job duties and tasks in accordance with national and state professional governing guidelines and state practice act, rules, and code of ethics.
Each patient is assessed by appropriate disciplines beginning at the time the patient enters a hospital service and progressing through discharge. The patient's relevant physical, psychological and social status will be assessed.
Demonstrates competency in patient assessment and reassessment that is complete, timely, identifies the patient's loss of function, and reflects appropriate tools, skills, and judgment to include:

• Pertinent historical patient information is included to accurately assess continuum of care issues.
• Physical findings are specific, quantified, and relevant to diagnosis.
• Presence of pain and appropriate follow-up needs.
• Educational needs and barriers to learning are included.
• Appropriate precautions are identified to include allergy history, safety, infection control, and diagnosis-related precautions or restrictions, etc.
• Domestic violence screening is performed per hospital policy.
• Psychosocial and/or cultural and religious needs are considered.
• Age-specific needs in relation to growth and development are considered.
• Discharge planning and family support and/or follow-up care needs are addressed.
• Risk factors, precautions and contraindications are identified.

In a consultative role with the physicians, interprets and diagnoses speech/language, oral-pharyngeal, and cognitive/communication disorders.
Provides consultative input to physicians related to recommendations or follow-up, or in referral for other examinations or services.
Determines goals for the patient that are functional, specific, measurable, and attainable based on past and present functional levels and anticipated outcomes.
Develops a therapeutic plan/program that maximizes the patient's functional potential considering the patient's cultural and religious practices, emotional barriers, literacy and education level, desire and motivation to learn, age physical, and occupational and cognitive limitations, language barriers, and the financial implications of care choices. Daily notes reflect concise and specific plan of care.
Explains risks and benefits of treatment to the patient commensurate with the patient's learning needs, abilities, preferences, and readiness to learn.
Provides and documents patient/family education on the interdisciplinary teaching record, and may be supplemented in progress notes. Teaching is provided according to the patient's/family's needs and plan of care, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Adjustments in the chosen methods are made according to the patient's/family's current knowledge, attitudes, developmental level, special needs and learning considerations.
Completes timely and consistent entry of evaluation, progress notes, and charges. Billing is accurate to minutes recorded and to guideline descriptions.
Consistently participates actively in established departmental and housewide performance improvement activities, to include use of hospital-approved abbreviations. Participates in core measure initiatives and assists in data collection as directed by management.
Provides on-call services to hospital as scheduled.
Practices cost-efficiency.
Communicates client information with physicians, nurses, case managers, ancillary staff, patients, and family members to fulfill position responsibilities.
Qualifications:
Qualifications:
Master's degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited institution.
Licensed as a Speech/Language Pathologist in the State of Texas.
Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech and Hearing Association
Current CPR Certification.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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