UW-Eau Claire open tenure-track positions

The depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ences & Dis­or­ders at the Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is search­ing for indi­vid­u­als to fill two tenure-track posi­tions. These posi­tions are avail­able due to a retire­ment and pro­gram expansion.

For details about the posi­tions, please fol­low the link below or see the attached posi­tion description.


11/21 — Volunteers needed for Young Adult Stroke Survivor Group

We’re look­ing for vol­un­teers for this month’s meet­ing of the Young Adult Stroke Sur­vivors. Please see the details of both the meet­ing and gen­eral vol­un­teer duties below and take a look at the meet­ing flyer, then email me if you would like to come join us. We look for­ward to hav­ing you!
WhatYASS Meet­ing
When: Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 21, 2015, 2-4pm (Vol­un­teers needed from 1:30–4:30)
Where: East Wing Audi­to­rium in the Rehab Cen­ter at North­west Hos­pi­tal — 1550 North 115th Street, Seat­tle, WA 98133
Spe­cial Note: This month’s activ­ity will be small group dis­cus­sions: “Know­ing what you know now, what would you have told your­self right after your stroke?”
Below is a list of gen­eral vol­un­teer duties before, dur­ing, and after YASS meet­ings. This list is by no means com­pre­hen­sive and other or spe­cial tasks may be requested of you. Also, although you are here to help, don’t for­get to enjoy the group: meet peo­ple, learn from the pre­sen­ters and mem­bers, and have a snack! Finally, please keep in mind that some group mem­bers pre­fer to do things by them­selves, even if it seems like they need help. Always ask before doing any­thing for a group mem­ber so as not to infringe upon their sense of independence.

Before the Meet­ing

  • Attend to any mem­bers in need of assistance
  • Assist with set up tables and chairs
Dur­ing the Meeting

  • Pro­vide mem­bers with snacks or drinks
  • Assist with com­mu­ni­ca­tion facilitation:
  • Write key words for mem­bers 1:1
  • Per­form any addi­tional requests
After the Meeting

  • Assist mem­bers with any needs
  • Col­lect and dis­pose of garbage
  • Wipe down tables (if needed)
  • Help clean up and pack up snack table
Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
Reva M Robin­son, MSc CCC-SLP

In Search of Responsible, Fun, Loving Babysitter

Fam­ily in West Seat­tle look­ing for a babysit­ter. Here is the posi­tion flyer from the family:

Look­ing for a babysit­ter to love and care for our two lit­tle boys, 2 and 4 years old, for ran­dom date nights. In addi­tion, would love to have some­one with occa­sional week­day avail­abil­ity to pos­si­bly do some back-up babysit­ting when our nanny is unavail­able (day­time avail­abil­ity is not manda­tory, but a big plus!)

We just moved to Seat­tle from Port­land and don’t have any sit­ters. Our 4 year old son is cur­rently in speech ther­apy, for that rea­son, we thought the UW Speech pro­gram would be a great place to start look­ing for an awe­some babysitter 

We live in the Alki neigh­bor­hood of West Seat­tle. We also have a sweet yel­low lab, Sam. We ask for some­one with expe­ri­ence in nan­ny­ing or babysit­ting and has own car. The pay is $17/hr.

If you think you would be a good fit, we look for­ward to hear­ing from you! :)
Text, email or call!

E-mail: thefeldfam@comcast.net

Professional Development Events for Grad Students

LinkedIn Lab for Inter­na­tional Stu­dents
Tues­day, Nov. 10, 2:30–4 p.m.
Seat­tle cam­pus, MGH 134 
Learn how to cre­ate a pro­file that gets atten­tion and con­nects you with future colleagues.

Get­ting Job Search Stuff Done
Thurs­day, Nov.12, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 
Seat­tle cam­pus, HST 531
Work group for grad stu­dents and post­docs to work on non-academic job search strat­egy and appli­ca­tions. Bring what­ever mate­ri­als you plan to work on. Work inde­pen­dently or with others.

Infor­ma­tional Interviews—Getting Started
Thurs­day, Nov. 12, 3:30–4 p.m.
Seat­tle cam­pus, MGH 134

We will cover the who, how, and why of infor­ma­tional inter­views so that you leave pre­pared to con­duct infor­ma­tional interviews!

Resume Lab for Inter­na­tional Stu­dents
Mon­day, Nov. 15, 12:30–2 p.m.
Seat­tle cam­pus, MGH 134
Bring a draft of your resume for review by a coun­selor and your peers.

Graduate Student Funding Announcements

The Bon­der­man Travel Fel­low­ship
Infor­ma­tion ses­sions:
Thurs­day, Nov. 12, 5:30–7 p.m.
Thurs­day, Nov. 19, 1:30–3 p.m.
Seat­tle cam­pus, Allen Library 181L

Where would you go if you had eight months to travel solo? The Bon­der­man Travel Fel­low­ship offers an oppor­tu­nity to engage in inde­pen­dent explo­ration and travel abroad.

Boren Fel­low­ship Infor­ma­tion Ses­sion
Thurs­day, Nov. 12, 12:30–1:30 p.m. 
The Boren awards pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity to study less com­monly taught lan­guages and do research abroad.

Mel­lon Fel­low­ships for Pub­lic Projects in the Human­i­ties
due Fri­day, Nov. 13
We invite pro­pos­als from doc­toral stu­dents to under­take projects in pub­lic schol­ar­ship in sum­mer 2016. Awards of $6,500 with an addi­tional research bud­get of $2,000.

Ford Foun­da­tion Fel­low­ships
due Nov. 13 (dis­ser­ta­tion & post­doc­toral) and Nov. 20 (pre­doc­toral)
For stu­dents in research-based pro­grams com­mit­ted to a career in teach­ing and research at the col­lege or uni­ver­sity level; inter­ested in using diver­sity as a resource for enrich­ing the edu­ca­tion of all students.

Soci­ety of Schol­ars Grad­u­ate Fel­low­ship
due Fri­day, Nov. 13
Two quar­ters of sup­port for dis­ser­tat­ing doc­toral stu­dents in writ­ing up and shar­ing their indi­vid­ual research in the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary, bi-weekly forum of the Soci­ety of Scholars.

Sum­mer Fel­low­ships for Pub­lic Projects in the Human­i­ties
due Nov. 13
We invite pro­pos­als from doc­toral stu­dents in the human­i­ties, broadly defined, to under­take projects in pub­lic schol­ar­ship in sum­mer 2016.

AAUW Amer­i­can Fel­low­ships
due Sun­day, Nov. 15, 9:59 p.m.
Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Uni­ver­sity Women Amer­i­can Fel­low­ships sup­port women doc­toral can­di­dates com­plet­ing dis­ser­ta­tions or schol­ars seek­ing funds for post­doc­toral research leave from accred­ited institutions.

Find­ing Fund­ing for Grad School
Wednes­day, Nov, 18, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Seat­tle cam­pus, Allen audi­to­rium
Don’t let win­ter fund­ing appli­ca­tion dead­lines pass you by! Learn the resources for find­ing fel­low­ships, schol­ar­ships, grants, and employ­ment to help finance grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion, research and travel.

DRISO Fall Speaker Event: Come Learn From Traveling Rehab Professionals

DRISO is proud to announce our Fall Speaker event.

What: Join DRISO to learn about work­ing as a trav­el­ing rehab pro­fes­sional! We will be hear­ing from 2 speak­ers about trav­el­ing within the U.S. and inter­na­tion­ally. Top­ics cov­ered will include logis­tics of licen­sure and prac­tice, how employ­ment works, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­nec­tions, and why trav­el­ing is a great option!

Who: Our guest speak­ers are Clifton Won­set­tler, PT, DPT and Cyndi Robin­son, PT, Ph.D.

When: Mon­day Nov 9th from 5:30pm-7pm. Pizza will be served start­ing at 5:30pm and our speak­ers will begin at 6pm.

Where: Health Sci­ences Build­ing T-733

Please RSVP so we can ensure we have enough pizza for everyone!

We hope to see you there and as always please don’t hes­i­tate to ask if you have any questions!

Director of Therapy Operations for Wichita Falls, TX

The appli­cant needs the fol­low­ing experience:

License or Certification:

·       Cur­rent State license in Phys­i­cal Ther­apy, Occu­pa­tional Ther­apy, or Speech Lan­guage Pathol­ogy. CPR cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pre­ferred unless oth­er­wise required by hos­pi­tal policy.

Edu­ca­tion, Train­ing and Experience

·       Suc­cess­fully com­pleted a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accred­ited ther­apy program.

·       Addi­tional train­ing with a Master’s or Doctor’s degree in either pro­fes­sional or man­age­ment area is preferred.

·       Min­i­mum five years of reha­bil­i­ta­tion expe­ri­ence which includes two years in man­age­ment is required.

The depart­ment has around 50 employ­ees, about 27 full time and 23 PRN employees.

Essen­tial Job Functions:

·       Devel­ops, revises, com­mu­ni­cates and imple­ments poli­cies and pro­ce­dures, and holds staff account­able to their roles and responsibilities.

·       Advises CEO on staff and equip­ment required for effec­tive pro­gram operation.

·       Uses his­tor­i­cal data and emerg­ing trends to accu­rately fore­cast oper­a­tional rev­enues and expenses.

·       Makes rec­om­men­da­tions based on inter­nal and exter­nal mar­ket con­di­tions for poten­tial salary adjustments.

·       Stays abreast of research, prod­ucts, evidence-based Med­i­cine, and new devel­op­ments in rehabilitation.

·       Com­mu­ni­cates with doc­tors and com­mu­nity res­i­dents to iden­tify reha­bil­i­ta­tion needs and devel­ops busi­ness case for needed pro­gram devel­op­ment.  Takes lead­er­ship in pro­gram devel­op­ment includ­ing accred­i­ta­tions such as dis­ease spe­cific certification.

·       Edu­cates staff and com­mu­nity on new capa­bil­i­ties in col­lab­o­ra­tion with mar­ket­ing depart­ment. Edu­cates the com­mu­nity on pre­ven­tion, aware­ness, and treat­ment options.

·       Par­tic­i­pates in hos­pi­tal audits and ensures cor­rec­tive actions as indicated.

·       Mon­i­tors and inter­prets data on patient out­comes, sat­is­fac­tion and safety.  Tar­gets processes for improve­ment and leads imple­men­ta­tion of process improvement.

·       Pro­vides resources for program-based peer sup­port groups.

·       Develops/supports clin­i­cal affil­i­a­tions and rela­tion­ships with edu­ca­tional institutions.

·       Occa­sion­ally may pro­vide patient care (see attached discipline-specific addendum).

·       Locates and uti­lizes cur­rent cor­po­rate, regional and hos­pi­tal tools and resources effi­ciently and effectively.

·       Part­ners with the HR depart­ment to under­stand how employ­ment laws affect sit­u­a­tions within the depart­ment and ensures adher­ence to all applic­a­ble poli­cies and procedures.

·       Assists HR in ensur­ing cur­rent licen­sure and cer­ti­fi­ca­tions for all licensed or cer­ti­fied staff and main­tains pro­fes­sional licen­sure and certifications.

·       Com­pletes manda­tory train­ing and courses required by com­ple­tion date.

·       Reports ques­tion­able sit­u­a­tions, con­cerns, com­plaints or harass­ment immediately.

·       Has in-depth knowl­edge of state, fed­eral, pro­fes­sional, pro­gram reim­burse­ment, and busi­ness stan­dards, legal issues, doc­u­men­ta­tion require­ments, reg­u­la­tory require­ments, and applies them to pro­gram oper­a­tions and depart­ments. Takes respon­si­bil­ity and acts as a resource to ther­apy on busi­ness stan­dards and reg­u­la­tions and com­mu­ni­cates how stan­dards apply to depart­ment posi­tions. Edu­cates and com­mu­ni­cates updates and changes in stan­dards to the staff.

·       Mon­i­tors staff per­for­mance for com­pli­ance and pro­vides pos­i­tive reinforcement.

·       Estab­lishes and mon­i­tors depart­ment processes such as sched­ul­ing, staffing, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and patient pro­grams includ­ing plan for patient treat­ment includ­ing intake, admis­sion, sched­ul­ing, and communication.

·       Estab­lishes and mon­i­tors plan for patient edu­ca­tion and dis­charge includ­ing use of patient edu­ca­tion soft­ware and HS prod­ucts, patient and fam­ily instruc­tion, con­tin­uum of care, equip­ment rec­om­men­da­tion, home pro­gram rec­om­men­da­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions for com­mu­nity support.

Salary range is $90,000 to $110,000, depend­ing on expe­ri­ence.  Eli­gi­ble for quar­terly bonus rang­ing from $0 — $15,000.

Email resume: pam@murdockrecruiting.com

Pamela Mur­dock

Mur­dock Recruit­ing, Inc.

11/12 Event — Thriving in Graduate School with Peer Mentoring

Thriv­ing in Grad­u­ate School with Peer Men­tor­ing
Thurs­day, Novem­ber 12, 2015, 3:30 pm5:00 pm
HUB 332, UW Seat­tle
Face­book Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/188538621483271/
A panel and net­work­ing recep­tion for Grads and Pro­fes­sional Stu­dents on fos­ter­ing sup­port­ive and mean­ing­ful con­nec­tions among peers. Free light foods and refresh­ments pro­vided!
This event is orga­nized by Core Pro­grams in the Grad­u­ate School, with spon­sor­ship from the Grad­u­ate and Pro­fes­sional Stu­dent Senate.

Fea­tured Grad Stu­dent Panelists:

Julie Cass — Physics Peer Men­tor­ing Pro­gram
Fed­erico Fab­bri — Grads Guid­ing Grads (G3)
Jen­nifer Lang — School of Aquatic and Fish­ery Sci­ences Peer Men­tors
Iris Viveros — Women of Color Col­lec­tive
Sarah Vor­pahl — Women in Chem­i­cal Sci­ences
Ben Wisel­ogle — Husky United Mil­i­tary Veterans

Acces­si­bil­ity Information:

The HUB’s front entrance is wheel­chair acces­si­ble. The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing access, equal oppor­tu­nity and rea­son­able accom­mo­da­tion in its ser­vices, pro­grams, activ­i­ties, edu­ca­tion and employ­ment for indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties. To request dis­abil­ity accom­mo­da­tion, con­tact the Dis­abil­ity ser­vices Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264/Fax, or email dso@uw.edu.

Event Flyer:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-j5KU31FXwDNGxrOGNjMFJ5MWc/view?usp=sharing