Speech Language Pathologist - Pediatrics High Risk (PRN)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Speech Language Pathologist - Pediatrics High Risk (PRN)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000WR

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  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

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  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

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  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with voice, airway, and swallowing problems.

Responsible for the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients in a tertiary academic medical center.

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston - Pediatrics High-Risk Clinic (TMC)

6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: PRN - Candidate must be able to work Fridays (up to two days a week)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs clinical evaluation of voice, airway, and swallowing pathology as related to educational, medical,

social and psychological factors to identify patient needs for therapy services.

  1. Evaluates special populations, including professional voice users/performers, patients with neurological

disorders, head & neck cancer patients, and select pediatric patients with voice/airway/swallowing pathology.

  1. Performs diagnostic laryngeal imaging examinations (flexible and rigid videostroboscopy) and

acoustic/aerodynamic assessments of voice/airway function.

  1. Performs instrumental assessments of swallowing, including flexible endoscopic evaluations of swallowing

(FEES) and modified barium swallow studies (MBSS).

  1. Plans and conducts rehabilitative treatment programs consistent with the specific area(s) of deficit.

Maintains competency in up-to-date physiologic voice and dysphagia therapy skills.

  1. Coordinates pre- and post-operative therapy services for select patients undergoing surgery for voice,

airway, and swallowing pathology. This includes determining the need for, and facilitating the referral to,

specific specialists and imaging.

  1. Performs outpatient therapy sessions with patients, in person or virtually. Writes reports on diagnostic

findings, therapy used, and progress made.

  1. Depending on department needs, may provide clinical coordination for speech therapy related programs.

  2. Depending on department needs, may recruit subjects for research programs, as well as actively

participate in the conceptualization and actualization of research projects within the department.

  1. Other duties as assigned.


Texas State License: Speech Language Pathology required; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) required.

Minimum Education:

Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology required.

Minimum Experience:

None; completion of a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) covering the clinical domains of voice, airway and

swallowing pathology and/or experience as part of a collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary laryngology

treatment team is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds

constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.