Job Description

 

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Provides services for the prevention, diagnosis, habilitation, and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing, or other upper aero-digestive disorders; elective modification of communication behaviors; and enhancement of communication. Performs related duties such as participation in rounds, clinics, departmental performance improvement, and clinical education in accordance with state practice act, applicable regulations, and departmental policy and procedures. Participates in the design and implementation of decision making guidelines. Incorporates evidence-based practice in the patient management. Adheres to practice act, regulations and rules, departmental policies and procedures, and documentation and reimbursement rules applicable to the setting. Manages patient appointment system and works with front office on service authorization, certification and recertification when needed. Demonstrates competence to adapt work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Maters degree of Speech & Hearing, Communicative Disorders or related fields

Licenses & Certification: Basic Life Support certification through American Heart Association (AHA), Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); current Texas License.

Work Experience: Two year performing comprehensive speech-language evaluations and treatment for adults, pediatrics and neonates.

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Writing /Correspondence
Writing /Reports

Language Skills: Bilingual - Spanish, Vietnamese preferred.

Proficiencies: MS Word , Personal Computer

JOB ATTRIBUTES

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms, Research, Other; EMR

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association is preferred. Must demonstrate competency in age-specific and job-specific criteria. Previous experience in area of practice preferred.

Equipment Operated: Speech and Swallowing equipment and computer software; electronic medical record documentation.

Application Instructions

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