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Position responsible for the evaluation and rehabilitation of patients of all ages with communication and oral-pharyngeal disorders of functional or neurological origin, in order to facilitate the development and maintenance of human communication and swallowing ability. Documents findings, progress and instruction to patients and caregivers. Serves as resource to Speech Pathologist I. Assists Level III speech pathologists with program development. Provides training and guidance to students and interns.Job Description
Education: Graduate of an accredited university-based speech/language pathology program and be awarded a Master's degree in Speech/Language Pathology.
Licenses/Certifications: Current license to practice speech/language pathology by the State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology for Texas. Current certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association preferred.
Must have at least two (2) years experience.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to mentor/train staff or supervise clinical interns.
Provides clinical leadership and demonstrative expertise for a particular patient type/group or enhances an existing clinical program for that particular patient type/group.
Serves as a clinical resource for hospital and/or system or departmental committee/task force or initiates and/or provides leadership in an ongoing departmental interest/study group.
Designs and implements original staff development program which facilitates the clinical competencies of other staff members.
The position requires occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting. Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary. The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position.
Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
Assumes responsibility in the care of the patient. Performs complete, comprehensive evaluation of patients with a physician's referral. Accurately interprets evaluation findings. Completes a written plan of care, develops goals based on evaluation findings, and develops a comprehensive program to attain goals.
Implements a speech/language pathology treatment program. Re-assess patient status and alters treatment goals, plan, and program as needed. Communicates effectively with patient and family.
Communicates effectively with professional colleagues. Manages time effectively. Documents appropriately in the medical record and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently. May serve as Clinical Instructor for Speech interns.
Serves as clinical resource to staff, hospital, schools and the community in general. Acts as clinical instructor to CFY and speech interns. Assists in program development within the department. Actively participates in organized community service/functions as a representative of the profession.
Ensures safe care to patients, adhering to policies, procedures and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity and accuracy of practice.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills competency, supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to less experienced staff. Assists in clinic education efforts, whether to patients, staff, hospital, system or to the community.