The practice of speech-language pathology shall include assessment, treatment, planning, implementation, education, communication,and demonstration of techniques addressing speech-language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders to meet the needs of patients and their families with supervisory guidance provided as needed. Otherwise, a speech-language pathologist shall work independently without direct supervision. Duties are identical to those of a full-time therapist, but performed on a part-time basis.
Performs comprehensive assessment of speech-language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders and identifies strengths and deficits in accordance with diagnosis. Performs hearing screenings as indicated.
Establishes measurable short and long term goals with time frames based on initial assessment and modifies goals based on re-evaluative procedures.
Selects appropriate therapeutic methods and provides treatment of speech-language, cognitive and swallowing disorders to meet functional goals set.
Provides education to patient, families, and staff, as needed, regarding diagnosis, strengths and deficits, rationale of treatment, recommendations, and home programs.
Documents evaluation, treatment goals, progress, and discharge status in a timely manner in accordance with policies of Rehabilitation Services, Medicare, JCAHO, and CARF.
Complies with established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement programs, as well as safety and infection control programs.
Adheres to rules regarding standards of practice and code of ethics of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Complies with licensure and certification renewal requirements.
Participates in team conferences, family conferences, trauma rounds, etc. as part-time schedule allows.
Enhances professional growth and development of self and others through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.
Minimum Position Qualifications:
Education: Master’s Degree conferred from an accredited Speech-Language Pathology program
Experience: Nine months to one year of professional experience
Training: Completion of Clinical Fellowship Year
License / Certification:
Possesses Texas license or is in the process of acquiring a Texas license
Possesses Certification of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
One year of acute care and/or inpatient rehabilitation experience
Educated or trained in dysphagia assessment and management
Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.
For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.
As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.
Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:
Covenant Medical Center - CMC
Covenant Plainview - PLV
Covenant Levelland - LVL
Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock)
Covenant Medical Group (CMG)
Covenant Health Partners
Hospice of Lubbock
Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.
Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.