Speech Lang Pathologist
About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Administers a variety of therapeutic procedures and agents utilized in the short and long term rehabilitation of inpatients and outpatients, within the guidelines set forth in a physician’s order
- Evaluates patient’s emotional and cognitive status
- Explains treatment to patient/family/others.
- Formulates measurable goals and individualized treatment plan
- Integrates evaluation into treatment plan
- Observes and follows general guidelines and contraindications for speech/language therapy
- Monitors effectiveness of treatment and adjusts treatment plan accordingly.
- Initiates conversation/interaction with physicians and other health care providers for optimal provision of services.
- Seeks out educational opportunities to expand patient care knowledge base
- Maintains records pertinent to patient evaluations
- Maintains timely and complete documentation of all aspects of patient care
- Documentation reflects patient response to treatment
- Progress towards goals is reflected at least weekly
- Flow sheet documentation reflects quality of patient performance
- Appropriately utilizes departmental and hospital approved forms
- Maintains current physician orders
- Correctly selects appropriate database, obtains and interprets written referral and patient information gained from review of the medical record and verbally from the patient
- Selects, performs, documents appropriate tests corresponding to diagnosis and functional limitations
- Reports to and recommends changes to the physician as needed
Acts as a resource
- Interacts with peers in a kind and professional manner
- Consistently demonstrates an approachable style of interaction
- When requested, assists other staff members with department related tasks
- Demonstrates ability to teach techniques/skills in a clear, concise manner
Quality and patient safety
- Supports hospital and system-wide patient quality and safety practices as identified by National Quality Forum, JCAHO and system-wide Quality and Safety Plan.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and follows JCAHO Patient Safety Goals.
- Supports department-specific patient safety and quality initiatives as defined by department manager.
- Demonstrates service excellence skills to support high-level patient satisfaction as defined by department manager.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
- Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external)
- Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Computer Skills
- Education: Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology required
- Experience: No experience required
- Certification/Licensure: Current MA license or eligibility; BLS certification preferred.
Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 129005