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Speech Pathologist PRN
Job Ref # 18316
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Speech Therapy

Job Type: PRN

Posted Date: Nov. 19, 2021

Entry level clinician who demonstrates the ability to effectively evaluate patients referred to Speech-Language Pathology and to develop and implement functional, effective and efficient management / therapy programs.


Clinical performance
1. Performs comprehensive patient evaluations, sets appropriate patient goals, develops effective management / treatment plans and adheres to patient care and documentation timelines and guidelines per Department Policy and Procedure. EF (13%)
2. Provides safe, functionally relevant and effective treatment interventions. EF (13%)
3. Educates the patient on the assessment process, goals, therapeutic methods and, upon discharge, of any home program activities. EF (5%)
4. Plays an active role in the discharge planning process (patient rounds, Team Conferences, consulting with Care Manager, etc) (5%)

5. Works efficiently and effectively to achieve Department productivity and financial standards. EF (5%)
6. Submits charges in timely and accurate manner. EF (10%)

Professional Development
7. Utilizes supervisory support appropriately. EF (5%)
8. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills (written and verbal communication, ability to deal with difficult situations, etc). EF (5%)

Organizational Commitment
9. Strives to achieve high level of customer satisfaction (patients, physicians, co-workers, visitors, etc). EF (10%)
10. Displays active involvement in Quality Management. EF (5%)
11. Demonstrates the components of I CARE values statement and Service Pride standards. EF (10%)
12. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. EF (5%)
13. Conforms to TMH Policies and Protocols, e.g. dress standards, Business Practice guidelines, attendance, annual competencies and safety in-services. (4%)
14. Accepts responsibility for other duties as assigned. EF (5%)

* Patient may be the individual, the Qualified Personal Representative and/or any other individual the patient invites to join the educational activity.


Graduate degree (e.g. MA, MS) in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders with a major in SLP from an accredited college or university.

Clinical experience of 2 years or less. May be in Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY). Desirable experiences include: medical speech-language pathology with an adult population, SNF or rehab focused clinical experiences.

Must hold, or be in process of achieving, the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Must hold or be eligible for Texas licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
Must hold, or be in the process of achieving CPR certification
Competency in FIMS scoring (upon employment)

  • For successful completion of the essential functions of this job, must posses the skills and knowledge to execute the essential functions of the job; fluency in written and spoken English; the ability to establish/maintain good rapport with patients, customers and departmental staff; computer literacy, esp. in word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication programs; the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Company Profile:

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its top ranked Honor Roll for the fourth time and second consecutive year. 2020 also marked the ninth year in a row Houston Methodist Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Texas. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 952 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and over 8,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

The same high-quality care for which Houston Methodist is known is available at several Emergency Care Centers in Houston and the surrounding areas. These Emergency Care Centers house exam rooms, full digital radiography suite, low radiation dose 16-slice CT scan, ultrasound and a full on-site stat chemistry lab.

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