Job Description

Location: Hialeah Hospital
Posted Date: 3/1/2024
Job Type: Per Diem
Department: 8836.54871 SPEECH/LANGUAGE THRPY

Responsible for testing and evaluation procedures on patients to asses disabilities, injuries and diseases as related to speech and/or swallowing disorders as prescribed by a licensed physician. Administers a variety of therapeutic techniques as prescribed by a referring physician in an effort to restore functional independence and improve quality of life. Assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of function, while learning to live with the limits of their capabilities. The staff therapist coordinates delegates and supervises responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (CNA, etc). The Speech therapist participates in operational aspects of the department, maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Ensures that patient charges are accurate and are entered on a timely basis. Participates in all infection control, departmental equipment training and preventative maintenance, organizational safety and fire safety programs.

Supervises Speech Language Pathologists Clinical Fellowship Year and Speech Pathology interns, assists in the development of services to patients of all ages, promotes the Speech Therapy Department in the hospital and community, and maintains interdepartmental and intradepartmental communication.

About Steward Health Care
Over 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, minority-owned, 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.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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Additional Information


Education: Graduate from an accredited Master in Speech Language Pathology ; approved through the board of Speech Pathologist Therapy Agency for Healthcare Administration and State of Florida

Experience: One year experience in adult Acute Care preferred

Experience in Video Fluoroscopy Swallowing Evaluation

Experience in Advance Dysphagia & Vital stim Electrical Stimulation

Experience in Tracheotomy/Ventilator dependent patients

Ability to communicate effectively in English.

Bilingual preferred.

Strong written and verbal skills.

Software/Hardware: Computer knowledge/ Electronic Medical Record Documentation

License/Certification: Current Florida license as a Speech Language Pathologist

Other: American Speech Language – Hearing Association( ASHA) Certification

Current FL Licensed Speech language Pathologist

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