There is a CF position available in Tucson at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. The Clinical Fellowship provides experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults with cognitive communication impairments, aphasia, motor speech disorders, swallowing disorders/dysphagia and voice disorders. The Speech Pathology department serves inpatients, outpatients, and rehabilitation residents of the Community Living Center. Over the course of the rotation, the Clinical Fellow can expect to have a combination of inpatient and outpatient experience and include training in performing swallow evaluations (bedside, fluoroscopic, and endoscopic), endoscopic voice evaluations, post laryngectomy voice restoration, language and cognitive therapy, as well as assistive technology for augmenting communication and cognition. The CF will work professionally with a variety of specialty services and teams, including Nursing, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Nutrition, Otolaryngology, and Primary Care. The rotation will also include work with the Polytrauma clinic and Traumatic Brain Injury team (Tucson VA is a Polytrauma Network site providing Level II inpatient and outpatient services for OEF/OIF veterans), involving special collaboration with Neuropsychiatry and Psychology.
Tucson boasts a truly unique culture and food scene. Downtown and 4th Avenue have a huge variety of shops, restaurants, and monthly activities. The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, historic Tucson Rodeo, as well as the All Souls Procession are annual events not to miss. With 350 sunny days a year, our outdoors are always open. Summers are hot, but remember, it is a “dry” heat. Both beautiful Mexican beaches and winter sport resorts are only a 4 hour drive away.
The position is tentatively scheduled to begin the Summer of 2015 and is a full time (Monday-Friday) 12 month position, with a compensation package that includes salary, health benefits, and sick and annual leave.
Instruction for applying:
Please send the following items all together in the same packet:
2) Letter of interest
3) 2 Letters of Recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors — emailed directly or sent to the address below.
4) Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (these can be unofficial)
All application packets must be received by Friday, January 30. Interviews for selected applicants will be scheduled for late February 2015 (in person or via videoconference). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further information or questions, please contact Rebecca Brinkerhoff at Rebecca.Brinkerhoff@va.gov or (520) 792‑1450 x5275.