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Speech-Language Pathologist

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Abilene
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Abilene andnbsp; The Speech-Language Pathologist provides speech-language therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines.andnbsp; In addition, the position: andnbsp; - Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families,andnbsp; and caregivers. andnbsp; - Requires effective communication skills for departmental and interdepartmental relationships. andnbsp; - Requires competency in speech-language pathology evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment. andnbsp; - Requires task delegation and supervision of fellows, technicians and assistants (when applicable). andnbsp; - Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patient, staff, and hospital needs are met. andnbsp; The Speech-Language Pathologist creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment. andnbsp; Benefits: andnbsp; To attract and retain the best professionals, we offer a comprehensive and competitive Benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), college savings plan, employee assistance program, pre-paid legal plan and much more.andnbsp; For more information on available Benefits, please click here. andnbsp; Who will you treat? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our therapists can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients treating a wide clinical caseload such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home. andnbsp; We use evidence-based practice guidelines to treat our patients.andnbsp; We utilize our clinical outcomes to assess and improve our treatment interventions and programs. We participate in a national outcomes database, which provides benchmarks and sophisticated outcome reports to help us continually analyze and improve our patient outcomes. andnbsp; Helping you become a better therapist is critical to our success andnbsp; - You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline. andnbsp; Job Code:100028 andnbsp; License or Certification: andnbsp; - Must be in possession of current state license or certification on or before the first day of employment. andnbsp; - CPR certification preferred unless otherwise required by hospital policy. Education, Training and Experience andnbsp; - Successful completion of a Master's degree or higher from an accredited therapy program or one that is determined to be substantially equivalent to a U.S. accredited program by an appropriate certifying agency preferred. andnbsp; Physical Requirements: andnbsp; - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. andnbsp; - Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Address: 6401 Directors Parkway, Abilene 79606Shift: Day JobJob ID:

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