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Pediatric Feeding Speech Language Pathologist

Company: Ascension
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring: Pediatric Feeding Speech Language Pathologist-Full Time Day-Dell Children's Medical Center-Austin, TX

Feeding Therapist for The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease at Dell Children's Medical Center

Description of the Program: The Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease is affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. The program is the only comprehensive children's heart center in Central Texas serving an expansive 46 counties. The Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) is a 24-bed inpatient unit that provides complex monitoring and treatment of pediatric patients during the critical phase of surgical and non-surgical cardiac illness, with a goal of innovation in multiple aspects of cardiac care. The unit supports a state of the art operative program specializing in complex congenital heart defects, as well as an emerging heart transplant and VAD program.

Cardiac Feeding Therapy: The CCU is dedicated to providing care for all ICU needs to achieve the best outcomes compared to national and international standards. We seek to optimally manage feeding difficulties that are a recognized part of cardiac critical care. Feeding therapists are focused on the evaluation and management of pre-operative, post-operative surgical patients, and non-operative patients. They participate in adjustment of the feeding plan in relation to hemodynamics, cardio-respiratory interactions, and medications. They also provide ongoing education for the patient, family, and the multi-disciplinary team, and function in accordance with Rehabilitation Services.
What You Will Do: Evaluate and treat patients requiring speech-language therapy.

  • Perform therapy interventions utilizing standard therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the condition of the patient.
  • Educate and counsel patient and family regarding treatment plans.
  • Maintain clinical records and follow performance improvement recommendations.
  • Plan and/or assist with patient discharge from speech therapy services. Provide information regarding appropriate support programs. What You Will Need: Licensure / Certification / Registration:
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
    • Speech-Language Pathologist credentialed from the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required. Will also accept Texas-Speech Language Pathologist - Intern. Education:
      • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required. Work Experience:
        • Preferred experience with feeding therapy to pediatrics with congenital heart disease in the CCU
        • Preferred education of congenital cardiac dysfunction Why Join Our Team: Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, has provided thousands of associates and caregivers a rewarding career in healthcare since 1902. We strive to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services for all. We operate more than 100 clinical locations in central Texas, including two teaching hospitals, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and Dell Children's Medical Center, where candidates can find both career and clinical education opportunities. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, explore a career with us today.

          Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care - including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
          Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Ascension Seton is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

          For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:

          EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

          Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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