Speech Language Pathologist SLP Vent and Trach Exp
FutureCare Health - Baltimore, MD

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Overview:

FutureCare Irvington is seeking PRN SLP's who have experience with Ventilators and Trachs.

The SLP at FutureCare cares primarily with the geriatric population.The Speech Pathologist provides direct services to residents including evaluations, individual treatment planning, actual resident treatments and discharge planning. The Speech Pathologist focuses on improving speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders to overcome disabilities from a variety of causes. The Speech Pathologist participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing support and information within the area of Speech Pathology.

Responsibilities:

  • On referral, evaluates the impact of available resident information on the assessment and treatment process.
  • Conducts and documents a thorough assessment of the resident to determine and diagnose communicative deficits and equipment needs.
  • Develops and implements an individualized treatment program based on the initial evaluation and containing achievable functional goals.
  • Complies with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines described in facility policy and procedures.
  • Complete appropriate documentation in the resident’s medical record following each treatment session.
  • Revises the resident’s treatment program, as needed, based upon resident performance.
  • Documents the course of treatment in a clear, concise discharge summary utilizing a prescribed format.
  • Orients residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Informs residents of any potential risk during any procedure.
  • Works with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident’s use of functional abilities.
  • 10. Orients residents to program services and treatment procedures appropriate to their needs. Informs residents of any potential risk during any procedure.

    11. Works with nursing staff, resident and families to maximize resident’s use of functional abilities.

    12. Instructs residents and family/other caregiver about therapeutic procedures to be continued by the resident following discharge.

    13. Assists in the referral process when a resident requires additional services following discharge. Maintains current knowledge of community resources.

    Team Member:

  • Abides by the standards identified in FutureCare’s Statement of Ethics and the Corporate Compliance Plan.
  • Attends and participates in rehabilitation team conferences regarding resident progress, problems or needs.
  • Attends and participates in other department/facility meetings, as required.
  • Participates in and/or provides in-service education sessions.
  • Participates in the quality improvement process by responding appropriately to results of medical record audits, resident satisfaction surveys, safety activities, and regulatory requirements.
  • Promotes the programs and services of formal and informal interactions with the community.
  • Acts in compliance with facility, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
  • Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an approved program in Speech/Language Pathology culminating in the receipt of a Master’s or Doctoral Degree.
  • Valid license in Speech Language Pathology services at the clinical level in the state of Maryland.**
  • Certification by the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association.
  • One to two years experience in the areas of Adult Neurological communicative disorders with emphasis in Aphasiology and Dysphagia Rehabilitation preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in applying the principles, methods, materials and equipment used in Speech/Language Pathology to the resident population served in this facility.
  • Ability to assess resident needs and develop and implement a comprehensive plan of care.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.

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