Senior Speech Pathologist - Outpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p) Per Diem (Bilingual Preferred)

Position: Senior Speech Pathologist - Outpatient Therapy - Medical Center (8a - 5p) Per Diem (Bilingual Preferred)

Job ID: 146133

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Per Diem

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for our next Senior Speech-Language Pathologist—someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital setting. We have a need for an SLP with medical speech pathology training and experience.  In this position you’ll appropriately diagnose and treat inpatients and outpatients with complex medical conditions resulting in cognitive and swallowing/feeding disorders.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are preferred.


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Responsibilities :

  • Reviews case file to obtain background information prior to evaluation/consultation
  • Interviews patient and/or family/caregiver
  • Provides results verbally to patient and/or family/caregiver and/or to referral source
  • Maintains productivity in accordance with budgetary guidelines
  • Implements treatment plan and monitors progress on an ongoing basis
  • Involves family/caregiver in treatment through education and supportive counseling
  • Documents evaluation procedures, results, diagnoses, and recommendations
  • Attends and participates in continuing education programs as required to maintain licensure and promote professional growth
  • Promotes speech-language pathology services within the community and the IDS
  • May supervise student interns and Clinical Fellows in Speech-Language Pathology


  • Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Licensure by The State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • One (1) year of professional speech-language pathology experience in pediatrics
  • Knowledge of normal and abnormal development, anatomy and physiology of the speech/swallowing mechanism, types of disorders and their etiologies, diagnostic procedures, and treatment procedures
  • Ability to diagnose and treat speech, oral motor/swallowing, and language disorders; ability to use a PC, general office and audio/video equipment; ability to communicate effectively, ability to retain confidential patient information; and in some instances the ability to use specialized equipment

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