Speech-Language Pathologist

Uvalde Memorial Hospital Uvalde , TX 78801

Posted 2 months ago

Department: Rehabilitation

Position Status: PRN (As Needed)

Shift: Days

Reports To: Rehab Director

Join Uvalde Memorial Hospital as we open our brand new, state-of-the-art 153,000 square-foot hospital in Fall, 2021!

UMH is a Joint Commission Accredited hospital, recognized both nationally and internationally for both patient quality and employee engagement successes.

  • Received award for placing in the top quartile in Modern Healthcare's National "Top 100 Best Places to Work."

  • Received National recognition from Press Ganey for sustained top decile performance in employee engagement, resulting in over 15 awards from Press Ganey over the last 10 years.

  • 20 years of accreditation by The Joint Commission.

  • International acclamation from Studer Group with both their Fire Starter Award for patient and employee performance, as well as Discharge Processes in Patient Care

  • CMS 4-Star rated hospital in Patient Quality of Care for two years.

  • Top-of-the-line equipment providing the service region with access to medical care that rivals what is found in a big city

  • Highly trained staff who have advanced certifications and take pride in advancing their education in the latest healthcare practices.

Situated at the base of the Hill Country, Uvalde is considered the "best kept secret in the West." It is the honey capital of the world, which means our Southern charm comes naturally. Also known as the "tree city," it is one of the few places you will find hundred- year-old-trees growing in the middle of the roads.

Spectacular spring flowers and amazing autumn colors are the backdrop to outdoor adventures. We host tourists year-round with a variety of summer activities and hunting for dove, deer, and turkey in the fall. A short commute to San Antonio yields world-class shopping and dining. After a day of urban adventure, return home to rural Texas where running home for lunch every day and raising a family in a small town atmosphere is completely feasible.

Uvalde is proud to be home to former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe, former United States Vice-President John Nance Garner, and the charismatic Matthew McConaughey. Rich in history, but always looking to the future, the community of Uvalde constantly strives to remain economically strong. Nestled in the subtle Texas Hill Country, you'll find small town hospitality at its finest.


Responsible for evaluation, assessment, goal-setting, and planning of speech-language pathology treatments for patients referred by a qualified healthcare practitioner appropriately licensed in the State of Texas. Evaluates, plans, directs and treats all patients referred to speech therapy to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury.

Assists patients to obtain maximum performance and function in society while learning to live a routine "normal" life within the constraints of their disability. Reports to Physical Therapy Director. Exempt position.


Observes and evaluates treatment effect, recommends change to healthcare provider as needed.

Performs an appropriate assessment on all patients as related to the therapy requested and provided. Performs reassessments as required. Patients include neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, geriatrics and the general patient population.

Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, and includes family in teaching as appropriate.

Develops and implements effective treatment programs in consultation with healthcare provider. Treats patients in accordance with SpeechTherapy standards of care and practice.

Documents in the medical record for all Speech Therapy treatments, assessments and evaluations performed for the inpatient and outpatient population.

Communicates appropriately and clearly to healthcare providers, staff and administrative team.

Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care.

Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.

Assists with orientation and inservice training for certified department staff members.

Confers with the individuals most closely associated with the patient and keeps them informed on patient needs, treatment modifications and progress.

Intercedes for the patient when dietary revisions are necessary to prevent aspiration.


Minimum Education

Current Texas State Licensure in Speech Pathology (as Speech Pathologist) required.

Current BLS for healthcare provider's required.


Functional Job Requirements:

Job requirements include, but are not limited to: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, squatting and reaching. Requires good finger dexterity, repetitive motions with hands and fingers.

Requires ability to have good vision and hearing. Pushing and pulling equipment may be necessary.

Lifting Requirements

Job requires heavy lifting on an occasional basis.

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising the job duties.

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