SLP CFY at Salt Lake City VA

The George E Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT is pleased to announce the availability of one Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology, to begin Summer or early Fall of 2016.  This one-year position will be full-time  (40 hours/week) and pays approximately $38,814 plus benefits.

The SLC VAMC is located on a 70 acre campus situated at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains overlooking the city below.  The area offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities including hiking, biking, and world class skiing & cultural venues including concerts, theatre, and dining opportunities.

The George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 121 – bed tertiary care facility serving Veterans residing within a 25,000 square mile area within VISN 19. It is closely affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine. SLC VAMC offers traditional and specialty care services including pathology, radiology, neurology, nuclear medicine and psychiatry.  We provide Telehealth services to Veterans living in rural settings and are a Polytrauma Clinic Support Team (Level III) providing services for OEF/OIF veterans. Our Speech-Language Pathology Section maintains close interaction with a variety of  teams  including Radiology, Geriatrics, Otolaryngology, Nutrition, Prosthetics & Sensory Aids, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

The Clinical Fellow will engage in a professionally challenging year gaining experience in evaluation and treatment of adults with dysphagia (fluoroscopy & FEES), cognitive communication impairments,  aphasia, dysarthria and voice disorders including special populations (i.e. H&N Cancer and Transgender).  Additionally, there will be an opportunity to work closely with the Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech Research Lab.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
(1)   Cover Letter/Letter of intent summarizing career objectives
(2)   Resume
(3)   Two letters of recommendation
(4)   Official/Unofficial graduate transcripts

Application packets will be accepted through March 4, 2016.
Please send complete packets to: tiffany.atkinson@va.gov

SLP CFY at San Francisco VAMC

The San Francisco VA Medical Center is pleased to announce an opening for a Clinical Fellowship Position in Speech Pathology.

The CF is a full-time, 12 month position with a $46,125.00 stipend plus medical and leave benefits. Recruitment will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2016 .The CF will start July 2016.

The Speech Pathology program at the San Francisco VAMC provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services for inpatient,  out-patient and the CLC for populations ranging from young adult to geriatric in the areas of dysphagia, cognitive-communicative impairment, aphasia, dysarthria, voice and head and neck cancer.  The CF will gain experience  performing clinical swallow evaluations, fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallows studies, video stroboscopy,  post-laryngectomy voice restoration as well as AAC assessments and telehealth delivery of care for various speech, language, voice and swallowing impairments.  He or she will also gain experience with certified LSVT clinicians as the SFVAMC has 1 of the 6 PADRECC Centers in the VHA.

The CF will interact with a variety of specialty services, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care,  TBI Team, Otolaryngology, OT/PT, N&FS and respiratory therapy.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
1.      A letter of professional/career objectives
2.      Vitae/Resume
3.      Currently available official or unofficial graduate transcript
4.      Two letters of recommendations from clinical supervisors

Please send complete packet to:
Patricia.Cavanagh@va.gov
For any questions please use email above or call 415 750-2247

CFY in Medical Speech-Language Pathology – Bay Pines VA

The Bay Pines (Florida) VA Healthcare System announces the availability
of a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) opportunity.

Recruitment will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted
postmarked through March 11, 2016.

Please submit your entire application package via courier, e.g., USPS,
FedEx, UPS, etc., not electronically.

The appointment is for 12 months, 2080 hours.  There is a stipend of
$38,879, an employer share of FICA of $2,974, and an employer share of
benefits of $4,618 for a total funds allocation of $46,471.  The
starting date will between July and September 2015 depending on the
availability of the selected candidate.  The position is located at the
CW Bill Young VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida. Only US citizens
are eligible to apply.

Bay Pines is among the busiest of VA Healthcare Systems  nationwide.
The Speech Pathology Section is comprised of 3.5 FTEE and is part of the
Audiology and Speech Pathology Service.  Veterans are referred from
Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics/Extended Care (Community Living Center),
and the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service as well as from
throughout the Healthcare System which includes the Lee County Health
Center and CBOCs in Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton,
Sebring, Port Charlotte and Naples.

The Bay Pines campus is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the Tampa Bay
area, just northwest of downtown St. Petersburg, south of Clearwater,
and west across the Bay from Tampa.  The campus consists of nearly 40
buildings on 337 acres. In addition to the medical center, a regional
office and national cemetery are located on the grounds.

From our campus and just distant to a breathtaking view of Boca Ciega
Bay are the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Enjoy
sitting/walking/running/biking/skating on/by the beach, water sports and
activities, the theatre, amusement parks (Disney, Universal, Sea World,
Busch Gardens), museums, art galleries, “spring training,” professional
sports, and more.

Prepare to engage in a clinical fellowship year designed to be
thought-provoking and both clinically and professionally challenging.
Experience and participate in the evaluation and treatment/management of
communicative, cognitive and swallowing disorders; administration,
interpretation and clinical implementation related to desk-type
measuring instruments; instrumental procedures such as the
videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing, videostroboscopy, and the
endoscopic evaluation of swallowing; alaryngeal speech rehabilitation
with emphasis on  tracheoesophageal puncture;  the evaluation,
management, and selection of alternative/augmentative communication
devices/systems; and interventions with polytrauma/traumatic brain
injury, cognitive and memory disorder.  Interdisciplinary opportunities
are prolific.  Outcomes/Evidence based practice for treatment across
communicative, cognitive and swallowing disorders is emphasized.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
1.  A letter of professional/career objectives 2.  Vitae/Resume 3.
Currently available graduate transcripts – official or unofficial 4.
Two letters of recommendation (1 faculty and 1 clinical supervisor)

Send to:
For more information contact:
Joseph J. Langhans, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
(727) 398-6661 X14541    or
joseph.langhans@va.gov

CW Bill Young VA Medical Center
Speech Pathology Section Chief
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
10,000 Bay Pines Blvd
P.O. Box 5005        ASPS (126)
Bay Pines, Florida 33744

SLP CFY Dayton VAMC

Dayton VAMC is pleased to announce the following opportunities:  1 stipend for a Clinical Fellowship in Speech Pathology and 2 stipends for 350 hour Masters Level speech pathology student for the 2016-2017 year.

The Dayton VA is a level 1C-high complexity facility.   Historically, it is one of three VA’s commissioned by President Lincoln.  Our grounds are vast and picturesque with the primary hospital building as the main medical facility for INPT and OPT.  There is also another newly remodeled building for a large CLC. The CF will be involved in speech pathology programs at both buildings covering the continuum of care.

The Clinical Fellowship stipend is for 1 year and is considered a TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT without the potential to become permanent positions.   The CF positions are 40 hours per week with a compensation package that includes salary, health benefits and sick and annual leave. The Masters level stipend is for a 350 – hour and is paid hourly.

The Clinical Fellowship may begin as early as July 1, 2016 or as late as September 1, 2016.

The (2) Masters level clinical rotations will begin Summer or early Fall 2016.

The CF position will gain experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults with cognitive communication impairments, aphasia, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, fluency, TBI,  AAC and voice disorders in a variety of settings including ICU, acute care, inpatient rehab, extended care, outpatient and telehealth.  The CF can expect training in MBSS, FEES,  videostroboscopy, trach/vent, post laryngectomy voice restoration, communication devices and TeleSpeech services.   The CF will also have opportunities with speciality services including hospice, intensive care and work closely with ENT, rehabilitation unit, Polytrauma, and TBI team.

Instructions for applying:

  • Only US citizens are eligible to apply
  • Please submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references by Friday , 2-26-16
  • Please send resume,  cover letter and 3 references electronically via email to (heidi.williams@va.gov) and or (denise.ashworth@va.gov) and contact phone number is 937-268-6511;  X2256, or X2240

Head and Neck CFY at Emory

The Emory University Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine is introducing the opportunity for one highly qualified graduate of an accredited speech-language pathology program to complete a 12-month fellowship, beginning September 2016, dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients with head and neck cancer and swallowing disorders.

The multidisciplinary Head and Neck Surgery team is staffed by highly skilled specialists in head and neck surgery, microvascular reconstruction, radiation oncology, hematology oncology, speech-language pathology, social work, advanced practitioners, nursing, and many more professionals. The CFY candidate will participate in multidisciplinary tumor boards, radiation oncology chart rounds, inpatient and outpatient care of the head and neck patient, pre-operative counseling, grand rounds and resident rounds, as well as participate in research activities.

Experience and training offered in:

  • Clinical swallow evaluations
  • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing at the bedside and in the outpatient clinic
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Tracheostomy management
  • Post Laryngectomy Voice Restoration
  • Pre operative counseling for Laryngectomy and Free Flap patients
  • Prophylactic care for the organ preservation population
  • Advanced dysphagia evaluation and therapy in collaboration with a dysphagia specialist
  • Multidisciplinary care of the head and neck patient in the inpatient and outpatient settings

Requirements
The appropriate candidate must have acquired experience in the evaluation and treatment of head and neck cancer and swallowing disorders during their enrollment in a master’s level accredited speech-language pathology program. They must have graduated from this program prior to August of the year they are applying for. The candidate must have a strong academic background as well as reputable recommendations of their clinical skill, initiative, and potential for successfully completing this fellowship. Experience working with laryngectomees and prior clinical experience in dysphagia including modified barium swallows is advantageous.

Application and inquiries
Upon posting of the job, interested candidates should forward the following by March 31, 2016:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one containing informed comments on clinical skill
  • Official transcript with documentation of graduation date. Letters from administrators or department chairs will not be accepted.
  • Cover letter documenting the applicant’s background and interest in head and neck cancer and swallowing disorders and their goals for a CFY experience

Send all required materials to:
Meryl Kaufman, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, BCS-S Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Director of Head and Neck Speech-Language Pathology
Medical Office Tower, 9th floor Suite 4400 550 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30308

If you have additional questions, please email Meryl.kaufman@emoryhealthcare.org

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CFY position at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, San Diego, CA

ONE full-time, one year (12 month) Clinical Fellowship position available.
*Must be a US Citizen for this opportunity.
*Previous medical placement required.
*Applicants with a strong academic/clinical background in dysphagia (including MBS/FEES), language disorders, neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice and prior VA placement are preferred.

The San Diego VA Speech Pathology Department provides services  to a varied outpatient population and to inpatients throughout the medical center.  The Clinical Fellow will be expected to evaluate and treat patients within the Outpatient clinic, Spinal Cord Injury unit, Comprehensive Inpatient Acute Rehab unit, Community Living Center, Palliative unit,  Psych unit, ICU and medical surgical floors.  Some of the populations served included neuro (CVA, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s), head and neck cancer, vent/trach, mTBI, TBI, voice and alaryngeal speakers.  Specialty procedures provided include FEES, MBSS, video stroboscopy and voice prosthesis management.

The appointment is 12 months, 2080 hours.  Start date as early as June 2016; no later than September 2016.

Work week=40 hours.  Tour to be discussed at interview.  Speech Pathology services are offered at this site 6 days/week.
The stipend is $42,408 + benefits

Applications will be accepted through February 29th,  2016.
Contact for interviews will occur after the deadline.

Interested applicants should submit the following in a single package to Jack Hughes, Administrative Officer for the Audiology/Speech Pathology Service at  jack.hughes@va.gov.  Only complete packages received by deadline will be considered.

1.  A letter of interest in the position  (cover letter)
2.  A Vitae/Resume
3.  Two signed letters of recommendation
4. Graduate school transcripts  (official or unofficial transcripts will be accepted)
5. Contact information for 2 references
6. Start date availability

Select applicants will be contacted for an interview.

2016 Plural Publishing Research Awards – due 2/27/16

2016 Plural Publishing Research Awards
Presented in honor of Dr. Sadanand Singh

General information: The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) promotes research by students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In support of this goal, Plural Publishing has generously agreed to fund two scholarship awards that will support graduate student research.

Award categories:

Master’s/AuD/SLP Doc level award: This award is intended for master’s/AuD/SLP Doc level students who are pursuing research in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Ph.D.-level award: This award is intended for PhD students who are pursuing research in audiology, speech-language pathology or speech-language-hearing sciences.

Award amount: One $3,000 scholarship per award category

Eligibility: Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at a CAPCSD member institution.

A complete application requires two components.

1) Completed application form available on-line.

2) An upload of the description of research project. (1,000 word limit; ~3 double-spaced pages using 12 point font; excluding references)

a. Background and Statement of the Problem

b. Specific Aims/Objectives

c. Methods and Outcome Measures

d. Anticipated results

e.Timeline

f. References

To complete the application click here, create an account, complete the form and upload the requested documents.

Deadline: Application must be submitted by February 27, 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified by March 25, 2016 and the winner will be announced at the CAPCSD conference.

Contact: If you have questions, please contact the CAPCSD office (admin@capcsd.org).

SLP CFY VA MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

The VA Mountain Home Health Care System Clinical Fellowships provide experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults with cognitive communication impairments, aphasia, motor speech disorders, swallowing disorders/dysphagia and voice disorders. The Clinical Fellow can expect training in performing fluoroscopic swallow evaluations, stroboscopic voice evaluations, post laryngectomy voice restoration, Clinical Video Telehealth as well as assistive technology for augmenting communication and cognition. The Clinical Fellow works closely with a variety of specialty services and teams, including Neurology, Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Nutrition, Otolaryngology, Primary Care and the Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma Program.

We are currently accepting applications for one Clinical Fellow with rotations in our Mountain Home, Tennessee hospital and Community Living Center (CLC). The hospital setting includes experiences in acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and Clinical Video Telehealth. The CLC focuses on experiences in short-term rehab, respite, and long-term care. Outcomes/Evidence based practice for treatment across communicative, cognitive and swallowing disorders is emphasized.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

* CF positions are twelve months. Tentatively scheduled to begin June/July 2016.
* CF positions are 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes salary, health benefits, and sick and annual leave.
* These are temporary appointments without potential to become permanent positions.
*Applicants with a strong academic background and/or clinical experience in neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/ communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia are preferred.

*Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please send the following items all together in the SAME e-mail or packet:
1) Resume/CV
2) Letter of interest with a brief overview of clinical experiences and interests
3) 2 Letters of Recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors –Letters should be scanned and emailed directly in same packet or hard copy sent to the address below.
4) Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (these can be unofficial)

All application packets must be received by COB on Friday, March 25, 2016. All interviews will be held by early April 2016 (in person or via videoconference). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information or questions, interested candidates may contact Kelli M. Johnson at
Kelli.Johnson@va.gov or (423) 979-2910.

2016 SLP Clinical Fellowship – Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 11, 2016

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System Speech-Language Pathology section is pleased to announce two Clinical Fellowship opportunities. The goal of the clinical fellowship is to provide experience in the speech-language pathology scope of practice along a broad continuum of care. Both positions are temporary appointments, with a start date of late summer 2016.

The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, a level 1A – high complexity facility, is the primary training site and will offer the clinical fellows experience in evaluation and treatment of cognitive communication impairments, language impairments, motor speech impairments, swallowing and voice disorders. Training will include:

  • Fluoroscopic swallow evaluations
  • Endoscopic swallow evaluations
  • Stroboscopic voice evaluations
  • Post-laryngectomy voice restoration

Secondary training sites will be within the Community Living Center, Home Based Primary Care, and the PolyTrauma Rehabilitation Center, one of only 5 sites in the nation. The clinical fellows can expect to gain experience in:

  • Evaluation and treatment of emerging consciousness
  • Rehabilitation of patients with injuries to multiple systems (polytrauma)
  • Palliative Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Evaluation and training in use of assistive technology

The clinical fellows will also be provided with a shorter rotation at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center and the DoD’s largest inpatient hospital. Here the clinical fellows can expect to gain experience in:

  • Pediatric Swallow Disorders to include Fluoroscopic Swallow Evaluation
  • Interdisciplinary Infant-Toddler Clinic and Feeding Team

San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States, but is known for its feel as a “big, small town.” Housing is very affordable and schools are excellent. San Antonio is known for the Alamo, River Walk, Sea World, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The city is two hours from the beach and is home of five-time NBA Champions, the San Antonio Spurs.

Instructions for applying:

  • Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply
  • Please submit a résumé, letter of intent, and 3 letters of recommendation by Friday, March 11, 2016
  • Please send résumé and letter of intent together electronically via email
  • Letters of recommendation may be sent separately via email and/or postal mail to the following:

Speech-Language Pathology MS126
ATTN: Amy Boyer and Jenna MacKenzie
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78229

Amy Boyer: amy.boyer@va.gov AND/OR Jenna MacKenzie: jenna.mackenzie@va.gov

SLP Intern with Long Beach VA Healthcare System

The Long Beach VA Healthcare System is currently seeking candidates for a Graduate Intern position. The masters-level internship is a 350-hour rotation that includes a stipend of $4511.00. Health insurance is not available for stipend students. The clinical rotation may begin Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.

The Long Beach VA Hospital is a 237 bed facility providing primary, secondary, and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine. It supports a 99 bed Community Living Center and an 85 bed Spinal Cord Injury Center. In addition, the Long Beach VA is a Level III Polytrauma Center.

The intern can expect to gain experience in evaluation and therapeutic intervention of adults with swallowing, speech, language, cognitive, and voice disorders. Interns will also receive training and experience in the following: fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallowing evaluations, augmentative communication, laryngeal stroboscopy, and post-laryngectomy voice restoration. Patients are seen along the continuum of care from intensive care, acute rehabilitation, outpatient care, and long-term care.

Applications must be received via email by midnight on May 31, 2016. The application packet should include a statement of intent, resume, and graduate school transcripts. In your resume include contact information for three references who are familiar with your academic and/or clinical skills. Transcripts may be unofficial. These items should be submitted as 1 PDF document. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Unsolicited references will
not be reviewed. Interested candidates may contact:

Amanda Stephens, M.S., CCC-SLP
amanda.stephens2@va.gov