The bilingual staff speech pathologist will have the education, knowledge and skill to provide in-patient, out-patient, and/or neighborhood clinic services, focusing on functional skills to enhance development, restore function and to prevent disability from pediatric conditions, illness and injury with English and Spanish proficiency within an episodic care model. They will utilize protocols, pathways, and evidence based clinical tools, to provide recommendations inclusive of: appropriate model of care and episode of care as approved by the primary care physician. Provision of direct patient care services, as needed, include: screening, assessment, evaluation, treatment and home programming for children with: feeding and swallowing disorders, articulation, voice, resonance, fluency, receptive/expressive language disorders, hearing loss, and the need for AAC devices. The position will also include patient and caregiver education and training. The bilingual staff speech pathologist will engage in direct consultation and collaboration with physicians, nurses, other professionals, clinics and agencies, both within Cook Children's Health Care System and within the community. Documentation and correspondence pertaining to these services will follow department and system policies.
Education & Experience
Master's degree in speech/language pathology, communication disorders, or related
Pediatric experience preferred
Demonstrates knowledge of typical speech and language acquisition for Spanish speaking children
Understands broad cultural aspects of native Spanish speaking families; ability to relate to diverse cultural and ethnic population
To qualify for employment, applicants must meet minimally required Spanish proficiency levels defined by Cook Children's Health Care System and measured by objective and nationally recognized oral language, reading and writing tests. The proficiency test shall be administrated by a contracted testing service prior to completion of the employment process. One must successfully demonstrate proficiency to read, write, and speak in English and Spanish to be eligible for this position.
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification
State license or eligible for state licensure.
Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech/Language Pathology, or eligible for application upon completion of Clinical Fellowship Year and must be obtained within 12 months of hire to maintain employment at Cook.
Internal Number: 38769
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.