HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Speech Language Pathologist, PRN in El Paso, Texas

FACILITY SUMMARY: Del Sol Medical Center is a Level II Trauma, 347 bed acute care TJC accredited hospital. Within our hospital campus, we also house an Inpatient, CARF accredited Rehabilitation Hospital. We are located on the Eastside of El Paso, Texas right off of Interstate 10. We provide exceptional patient care services to the El Paso and Fort Bliss communities, as well as Southern New Mexico and West Texas Regions. POSITION SUMMARY: To evaluate patients regarding the application of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques for rehabilitation of speech, language, hearing and oral motor disorders and dysphagia.

Population Served: Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) served: cardiac/cardiovascular, neurology, orthopedic, spine care, pulmonary, CVA/TIA, joint replacement/fracture repair, soft tissue injuries, etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Conducts a subjective assessment of assigned patient’s speech language abilities during spontaneous conversation. Administers objective tests to assess patient’s communication assets and liabilities. 1. Therapy focuses on memory, attention, comprehension (auditory and reading), expression (verbal and written), word finding, weakness of the facial musculature, speech production, and voice. 2. Compares results to standardized data to evaluate communicative function. 3. Structures, implements and evaluates program to improve communication abilities. 1. Teaches alternative communication methods when oral communication is difficult. 4. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to restore the swallowing function. 5. Laryngectomy Rehabilitation. 6. Neurologic rehabilitation of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders. 7. Evaluates dysphagia through Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) or video fluoroscopy. 8. Completes and participates in tasks related to quality improvement. 9. Completes assigned non-clinical duties when the need arises. 10. Documentation: Evaluates patient’s records and documents progress in patient’s chart daily. Completes notes, charges, discharge notes and patient communication. 11. Implements quality assessment and improvement plan and submits results to the Senior Speech Pathologist on a timely basis. 12. Demonstrates Customer Service/Service plus principles and behaviors consistent with Del Sol Rehabilitation Hospital Health Care System vision and values. 13. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: (list required and preferred separately) MA or MS in Speech Pathology required - ASHA certified university preferred.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: (list required and preferred separately) Certificate of Clinical Competency by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Clinical fellowship year clinicians may practice under direct supervision of an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist. Current state of Texas licensure and CPR certification required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: (list required and preferred separately) Minimum 1-2 clinical experience as a speech pathologist preferred. New grads accepted.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of and experience with the evaluation of patients with speech, language or dysphagia disorders especially with a geriatric emphasis. Knowledge of speech therapy principles and practices; oral and pharyngeal. Comprehensive knowledge of the muscular and nervous systems and general anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of disease and post surgery conditions which inhibit speech, language and swallowing functions. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: (continued) Knowledge of medical terminology. Successful completion of transfer training. Ability to deal with handicapped persons and to motivate them to comply with a therapy program required for recovery. Ability to visualize the anatomical structure of the brain, oral, pharyngeal and respiratory system and to take appropriate remedial action. Ability to form conclusions reflecting patient’s progress based on sensory, judgmental, measurable and verifiable criteria, indicated by their reaction to therapy activities. Skill in the operation of different modalities within the department.

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Speech Language Pathologist, PRN

Location: Texas-El Paso-Del Sol Medical Center - El Paso

Requisition ID: 01512-18743