HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Speech Therapist - Inpatient Rehab PRN in Austin, Texas
St. David’s Medical Centeris part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with aMalcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1924, St. David’s Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations—St. David’s Medical Center,Heart Hospital of AustinandSt. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Located in central Austin, St. David’s Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renownedTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia InstituteandSt. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit andThe Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensiveBariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department. St. David’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals byTruven Health Analyticsfrom 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David’s Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety fromThe Leapfrog Groupfrom 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence fromHealthgradesfor the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades’ 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year. _ _ _Position Description_ Under the general supervision of the Program Supervisor. Provides clinical services to patients with communication, cognitive and/or swallowing impairments according to professional standards. Coordinates with team, patient, family to develop a goal-directed program. Must maintain records of services provided. Responsible for following department procedures, maintaining professional standards and seeking professional growth.
_Knowledge, Skills and Abilities_ * Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA’s and St. David’s “Patients First” safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures * Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, socioeconomic factors affect the patient populations under their care * Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc.) * May use computer word-processing program and therapy hardware and software * Works closely with other professionals, patients, and families in goal-directed interdisciplinary team approach * Verbal and written communication with in-house staff, physicians, patients and family members * Handles confidential information regarding patient records * Able to read and comprehend medical and technical material * Seeks approval for decisions outside standard policies * Must be able to prioritize duties and responsibilities * Must be able to deal effectively with high stress or high demand situations, showing flexibility and good judgement in problem solving * Recognizes that variable such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, socioeconomic factors affect the patient population under their care * Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g. interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc) * Maintains regular, predictable attendance
_Education_ __ Required: Master's or higher degree in speech language pathology or communication disorders Preferred: Experience in a variety of arenas especially Inpatient Rehab. Bilingual.
_Experience_ * At lease one year rehabilitation and/or acute care hospital clinical experience preferred * Experience in a variety of settings especially inpatient rehab * Bilingual helpful but not required _Licenses/Certifications_ * Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) * Current certification in ASHA * Current Texas License
Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation
Title: Speech Therapist - Inpatient Rehab PRN
Location: Texas-Austin-St David%27s Rehab
Requisition ID: 06676-54100