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Job Description

Speech Pathologist

Clinical Setting: Adult Acute Care

Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm with Rotating Weekends

Location: Medical City Dallas

Our medical team consists of more than 1,200 physicians, many of whom are recognized as the world's best in their specialties. Patients travel to Medical City from all over the United States and more than 75 other countries for the sophisticated treatment offered by our 400 in-house physician specialists. Medical City offers a full-service adult hospital and pediatric hospital, with separate adult and pediatric emergency rooms, as well as numerous outpatient clinics and diagnostic centers. Our providers have access to state-of-the-art technology and are pioneering new medical procedures every day to accommodate patient needs. We operate as a 796-bed tertiary care center, and we hope from the moment you walk through our doors, you will notice the Medical City difference.

We offer an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and growth opportunities. Our benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Speech Pathologist Job Summary:

* Perform direct patient care within the scope of the Speech Language Pathologist Practice Act, with emphasis on processes and patient outcomes.
* Perform comprehensive, age specific patient assessments for appropriate care setting: Acute care, Inpatient Rehab, and/or Outpatient
* Provide individualized, goal-directed care.
* Formulate a plan of care based on patient diagnosis and identified therapy related problems.
* Develop and implement teaching plans for patients concerning promotion, maintenance and restoration of patient function and independence.
* Provide ongoing education, training, and emotional support to foster a partnership with the patient, family and significant others.
* Provide age specific care from neonate to geriatric in the appropriate care setting: Acute care, Inpatient Rehab, and/or Outpatient.
* Evaluate the patient's (individual and family) responses and outcomes to therapeutic interventions.
* Use critical thinking approach to analyze clinical data and current literature as a basis for decision making in therapy practice.
* Communicate pertinent payor needs/requirements to patient, patient family, treatment team, and physician.
* Make assignments to staff and delegate to unlicensed staff in compliance with Speech Language Pathologist current rules and regulations and department operations.
* Assume accountability and responsibility for the quality, continuity, and coordination of therapy across the care settings.
* Act as patient advocate to implement and direct therapy care to ensure patient safety in the clinical practice environment.
* Integrate the management of information and effective communication skills in daily practice.
* Serve as a healthcare advocate in monitoring and promoting quality health care and services for the patients served.
* Participate in activities and act as a leader in promoting best practices, department specific initiatives, customer satisfaction, and process improvement.
* Demonstrate high ethical standards in customer service through all interactions with the patients, families, coworkers, staff, other hospital departments, physicians, community and all others.
* Create a high quality, professional clinical environment to facilitate the necessary recruitment of appropriate numbers of qualified staff.
* Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Organization.
* Other duties as assigned.

Speech Pathologist Job Requirements:

* Requires graduation from an accredited school at the bachelors, masters or doctoral level

* New graduates/CFY acceptable (no experience required)

* 1-2 years' experience preferred

* Licensed by Texas State Board of Speech and Language Pathologists

* ASHA certification required

* Current American Heart Association BLS provider.

* For Clinical Fellowship Year: Licensed by Texas State Board of Speech and Language Pathologists as a Speech Language Pathologist Intern. ASHA certification must be obtained by the completion of their CFY.

About Medical City

Memorial Hermann, a not-for-profit health care system, provides quality, comprehensive programs and services for a person's whole life. Through our 11 hospitals located in the Texas Medical Center and the greater Houston area, Memorial Hermann offers the convenience of health care in neighborhoods where people live and work as well as easy access to the resources and technology of a university-affiliated teaching hospital. Memorial Hermann takes a holistic approach to health care, offering programs and services that address the physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of well being. Our employees, volunteers and medical staff partners take pride in delivering care with compassion and respect.

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