SLP CCC/CF Position in Puyallup/South Hill WA

Job Descrip­tion
Pri­vate Prac­tice in Puyallup/South Hill area, look­ing to expand and hire a speech pathol­o­gist.  The ideal can­di­date would be a quick learner, self-sufficient (once trained in job require­ments), ready to take on chal­lenges, and has a broad scope of pro­fes­sional knowl­edge, expe­ri­ence, and/or inter­ests.  Be a part of a small prac­tice that’s ready to expand. Given the right can­di­date there is great poten­tial for growth and pos­si­ble super­vi­sory role.

The prac­tice cur­rently has a focus in pedi­atrics with some adult clients.  The prac­tice is open to all clients of any age, so the ideal can­di­date would be com­fort­able eval­u­at­ing and treat­ing any age and a wide vari­ety of diagnosis.

The prac­tice is look­ing for expe­ri­enced speech pathol­o­gists and/or strong clin­i­cal fel­low­ship speech pathologists.

Ben­e­fits
Com­pet­i­tive Salary
Health Insur­ance Stipend
Vaca­tion Accrual
Sick Pay

License/Certification
Cur­rent Wash­ing­ton State License
Cur­rent Amer­i­can Speech and Hear­ing Asso­ci­a­tion CCC or CF

Edu­ca­tion
Mas­ters Degree in Speech Pathology

Expe­ri­ence
Expe­ri­ence and/or exten­sive knowl­edge in eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of a vari­ety of speech and com­mu­ni­ca­tion disorders.

Ide­ally, expe­ri­ence and/or exten­sive knowl­edge in the eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of feed­ing disorders.

Expe­ri­ence and/or exten­sive knowl­edge in work­ing with a vari­ety of diag­no­sis, includ­ing autism spec­trum dis­or­der, apraxia of speech, artic­u­la­tion dis­or­ders, and other devel­op­men­tal delays and disorders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Per­forms patient eval­u­a­tions and admin­is­ters treat­ment for speech lan­guage and swal­low­ing disorders.

Designs and revises plans of care and objectives.

Pro­vides writ­ten and/or ver­bal reports to physi­cians and/or insurance

Com­pletes doc­u­men­ta­tion accord­ing to unit stan­dards and reg­u­la­tory requirements.

Par­tic­i­pates in in-service edu­ca­tion programs.

Pro­vides instruc­tion, direc­tion and super­vi­sion to new employees.

Keeps abreast of cur­rent trends and devel­op­ments in speech and swal­low­ing disorders

Attends staff meetings.

Demon­strates inter­est in per­sonal and pro­fes­sional growth.

Other Skills
Basic com­puter skills, includ­ing use of Word and email
Abil­ity to work effec­tively with others

Con­tact
Robert Shields, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Lan­guage Pathol­o­gist
15018 113th Ave. E. Puyallup, WA 98374
Phone: 360–820-0954    | Fax: 253–881-1017
robaacslp@hotmail.com | shieldsspeechtherapy.com

Seeking summer childcare help

Seek­ing sum­mer child­care help for 4 year old Jasper, EEU alum­nus. Need help Mon­day morn­ings 9–1:30, and Weds 10:30–1:30, more hours pos­si­ble. Jasper is a happy, affec­tion­ate boy who loves to laugh. He enjoys books, ani­mals, art projects, play­ground, out­doors, hik­ing, zoo, gym­nas­tics. Oppor­tu­nity to work with a great lit­tle boy who is delayed & visu­ally impaired (CVI). Rate $10–12 / hour. We live in the bal­lard neigh­bor­hood. Please have trans­porta­tion.
Con­tact Brenda with ques­tions or for more infor­ma­tion — thanks!
brenda + jasper
206–297-7787
cyclist13@icloud.com

Visiting Professor Positions at Northwestern University

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR posi­tions in audi­ol­ogy and speech lan­guage pathology

The Rox­e­lyn and Richard Pep­per Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ences and Dis­or­ders at North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity is search­ing for up to two fac­ulty mem­bers, one with exper­tise in speech-language pathol­ogy (SLP), par­tic­u­larly in the areas of motor speech and/or swal­low­ing, and one with exper­tise in audi­ol­ogy, par­tic­u­larly in the areas of audi­tory patholo­gies, elec­tro­phys­i­ol­ogy, vestibu­lar sci­ence and/or implantable devices.  The suc­cess­ful appli­cants will hold the posi­tion of Vis­it­ing Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor (non-tenure line) and will be respon­si­ble for teach­ing didac­tic courses. Excel­lent teach­ing skills are required; no clin­i­cal super­vi­sion is involved. The depart­ment houses research lab­o­ra­to­ries study­ing hear­ing, speech, swal­low­ing, lan­guage and learn­ing; vibrant BS, MS, AuD, and PhD pro­grams; and state-of-the-art clin­ics in audi­ol­ogy, speech, lan­guage and learning.

Employ­ment term: Full time, one-year appoint­ments to begin Sep­tem­ber 1, 2015.

Duties: Teach two to three courses per quar­ter through­out the year, and par­tic­i­pate in admin­is­tra­tive duties. Course top­ics to be decided based on the suc­cess­ful applicant’s areas of exper­tise and the needs of the aca­d­e­mic program.

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions: Clin­i­cal expe­ri­ence pre­ferred for both posi­tions. For SLP appli­cants, earned PhD in Speech-Language Pathol­ogy or related field is pre­ferred, but excep­tion­ally qual­i­fied MS or MA SLP can­di­dates will be con­sid­ered. For audi­ol­ogy appli­cants, earned PhD in Audi­ol­ogy or related field is pre­ferred, but excep­tion­ally qual­i­fied AuD can­di­dates will be considered.

Salary: Com­men­su­rate with experience.

Appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dure: Send a cover let­ter describ­ing your teach­ing, research and clin­i­cal inter­ests and expe­ri­ence, a cur­rent vita (includ­ing e-mail address), three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion, and a Teach­ing Port­fo­lio includ­ing teach­ing eval­u­a­tions, sam­ple syl­labi, and other rel­e­vant mate­ri­als to the Search Com­mit­tee Chair, Dr. Jeanette Ortiz:  Email: j-ortiz@northwestern.edu, or mail to: CSD Vis­it­ing Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Posi­tion Search, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ences and Dis­or­ders Depart­ment, North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity, 2240 Cam­pus Dr., Evanston, IL 60208. For­ward ques­tions to Dr. Ortiz at j-ortiz@northwestern.edu.  For more infor­ma­tion about the Depart­ment, please visit: http://www.communication.northwestern.edu/csd/.

The Uni­ver­sity: North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity is one of the nation’s largest pri­vate research uni­ver­si­ties. The main cam­pus is located in Evanston and the med­ical cam­pus is located 12 miles south in Chicago. Both cam­puses are located on the shore of Lake Michi­gan.  There is con­tin­u­ing expan­sion of Uni­ver­sity facil­i­ties and pro­grams, par­tic­u­larly in the sci­ences and med­i­cine.  Diverse cul­tural, social, and recre­ational activ­i­ties abound on and near each campus.

Clos­ing Date: Ongo­ing until posi­tion is filled, but no later than July 1. Review of appli­ca­tions will begin immediately.

North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity is an Equal Oppor­tu­nity, Affir­ma­tive Action Employer of all pro­tected classes includ­ing vet­er­ans and indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties. Women and minori­ties are encour­aged to apply. Hir­ing is con­tin­gent upon eli­gi­bil­ity to work in the United States.

SLP CFY at William S. Middleton VA in Wisconsin

The William S. Mid­dle­ton Memo­r­ial Vet­er­ans Hos­pi­tal in Madi­son, Wis­con­sin, is an 87-bed acute care facil­ity that pro­vides ter­tiary med­ical, sur­gi­cal, neu­ro­log­i­cal, and psy­chi­atric care, and a full range of out­pa­tient ser­vices for a pri­mary ser­vice area which includes 130,000 vet­er­ans who live in 15 coun­ties in south-central Wis­con­sin and in five coun­ties of north­west­ern Illi­nois; Madi­son is the spe­cialty care refer­ral cen­ter for an addi­tional 57,000 vet­er­ans in the Tomah VAMC pri­mary ser­vice area. The $221 mil­lion bud­get sup­ports 1,248 FTEE includ­ing 77 physi­cian FTEE and 259 reg­is­tered nurses.

Spe­cial pro­grams include car­diac catheter­i­za­tion lab, com­put­er­ized axial tomog­ra­phy (CT scan), evoked poten­tial lab, epilepsy cen­ter, mag­netic res­o­nance imag­ing (MRI) and inter­ven­tional radi­ol­ogy suite, heart/lung and liver trans­plan­ta­tion, open heart surgery, Geri­atric Research, Edu­ca­tion and Clin­i­cal Cen­ter (GRECC), sub­stance abuse res­i­den­tial reha­bil­i­ta­tion treat­ment pro­gram, com­pen­sated work therapy/vocational reha­bil­i­ta­tion, men­tal health inten­sive case man­age­ment, and a com­mu­nity liv­ing cen­ter (CLC).

The Madi­son VAH is affil­i­ated with the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Med­ical School, and is phys­i­cally con­nected to the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Clin­i­cal Sci­ence Cen­ter, which includes the UW Hos­pi­tal and Clin­ics. Madi­son VAH also has 51 affil­i­a­tions with 27 insti­tu­tions includ­ing med­ical, nurs­ing and allied health schools at the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin. The FY08 research bud­get was approx­i­mately $3 mil­lion in VA fund­ing and $8 mil­lion in non-VA funding.

We cur­rently have an open­ing for a 1 year Clinic Fel­low­ship in Speech Pathol­ogy to work within var­i­ous areas to include acute inpa­tients rehab, out­pa­tients with close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the poly­trauma team, ENT depart­ment and research oppor­tu­ni­ties within the GRECC. Areas of prac­tice will include vide­oflu­o­scopic swal­low­ing study (VFSS), flex­i­ble endo­scopic eval­u­a­tion of swal­low­ing (FEES), videostro­boscopy, trachea-esophageal speak­ing valves, eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of cog­ni­tion and lan­guage based dis­or­ders, tele-speech, assistive-augmentative com­mu­ni­ca­tion eval­u­a­tions and work­ing with mild trau­matic brain injuries.

The appoint¬ment is 12 months, 2080 hours. Paid stipend.

*must be a US Cit­i­zen for this opportunity.

*Appli­cants with a strong aca­d­e­mic back­ground in adult anatomy, cognitive-communication dis­or­ders, dys­pha­gia, evidence-based prac­tice and clin­i­cal research, lan­guage dis­or­ders, neu­ro­science, neu­ro­genic com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders, and voice are preferred.

Inter­ested appli­cants should sub­mit the fol­low­ing for a com­pleted appli­ca­tion ALL ELECTRONIC by June 19th, 2015:
1.    A cover let­ter of inter­est in the posi­tion (cover let­ter)
2.    A Vitae/Resume
3.    Two signed let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion (emailed by can­di­date or reference)

Start date is Sep­tem­ber 2015  through Sep­tem­ber 2016.
Send elec­tronic appli­ca­tion:
Eliz­a­beth Divyak, CCC-SLP
Elizabeth.divyak@va.gov

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Event

On behalf of the UW Chap­ter of the Insti­tute for Health­care Improve­ment, we wanted to extend a spe­cial invi­ta­tion to you to attend our next event! All health pro­fes­sions stu­dents are wel­come to attend! 

Come meet your col­leagues from other health sci­ences pro­grams to work through a clin­i­cal case study and enjoy pizza, cook­ies, bagels and more!

This event will fea­ture inter­pro­fes­sional teams tack­ling a chal­leng­ing case study lead by Pro­fes­sor Ed Walker. Par­tic­i­pants can expect to develop their skills in prob­lem solv­ing, team­work, deci­sion mak­ing in com­plex sit­u­a­tions as well as cop­ing with ambiguities.
You will learn more about our chap­ter and how to stay in the loop for upcom­ing events. Take advan­tage of this great net­work­ing opportunity!
Please see the attached flier for more info. See the attached flier for more info! 

When: Tues­day, May 19th, 5 pm — 6 pm

Where: Health Sci­ences, T359

Friday 5/15: UW ASL Club Performance Night

The UW ASL Club is host­ing its 4th Annual Per­for­mance Night this Fri­day, May 15th. The event is on the Seat­tle cam­pus in ARC 147 from 6:30–8:30.   If you don’t know ASL, the event is inter­preted and will be a great oppor­tu­nity to learn more about ASL and Deaf cul­ture. If you know ASL, you are wel­come to per­form and attend! The Face­book event can be found here.
We hope to see some of you there!

Audiologist position available at Pullman Regional Hospital

Pull­man is located in the south­east­ern cor­ner of Wash­ing­ton State and is the home of Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­sity.  The vision of Pull­man Regional Hos­pi­tal is to cre­ate an atmos­phere where sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy qui­etly enable peo­ple to encour­age, com­fort and heal.  We are cur­rently hir­ing the fol­low­ing positions:

Audi­ol­o­gist – Plans and admin­is­ters med­ical nec­es­sary and spe­cial­ized audi­ol­ogy tests and mea­sures and imple­ments habil­i­ta­tion and reha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices for infants, chil­dren ado­les­cents, and adult patients.  Qual­i­fied can­di­dates must have Master’s degree or Doc­tor of Audi­ol­ogy degree includ­ing suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of required clin­i­cal intern­ships and be licensed as an Audi­ol­o­gist in the State of Washington.

To apply for this posi­tion, please com­plete our on-line appli­ca­tion on our web­site at www.pullmanregional.org

Seeking Audiologists and Speech Therapists for Peace Corps Response

See the below request for Peace Corps oppor­tu­ni­ties related to Speech & Hear­ing Sciences:

My name is Ariel Simons and I am a recruiter with Peace Corps Response (PCR).  PCR offers short-term, high-impact vol­un­teer assign­ments for sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als seek­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to serve abroad.

We are cur­rently seek­ing an Audi­ol­ogy Tech­ni­cal Trainer at the Min­istry of Health and a Speech Lan­guage Ther­apy Cur­ricu­lum Devel­oper at the Uni­ver­sity of Guyana start­ing this sum­mer (please note start dates are flex­i­ble).  This is a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­nity for any­one who has hands-on expe­ri­ence in the field and some back­ground in train­ing or edu­ca­tion.  The appli­ca­tion process itself takes less than 20 min­utes and once you apply you will hear back from me within a few days regard­ing the next steps in the process.

Ques­tions?  Let me know!  I am happy to arrange a phone call or respond over email.

Want to learn more?  Check out our FAQscome to an eventread vol­un­teer sto­ries or sign up for our newslet­ter!

Ideas for spread­ing the news?  Let me know and please share this within your net­work!  If you are famil­iar with any list­servs, social media groups, etc. where fel­low pro­fes­sion­als might be look­ing for oppor­tu­ni­ties I would be happy to reach out.

Not the right assign­ment for you?  Check out other upcom­ing assign­ments on our web­site!  We post assign­ments on a rolling basis so there is always some­thing new.

I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if I can help in any way!

Con­tact Ariel Simons for more information:

asimons@peacecorps.gov

CFY in Voice-Speech-Language-Pathology at Vanderbilt

Voice Speech Pathol­o­gist I– 1503992

Descrip­tion:

The Van­der­bilt Voice Cen­ter at Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Cen­ter, Bill Wilk­er­son Cen­ter for Oto­laryn­gol­ogy and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ences, would like to announce the imme­di­ate open­ing of a full-time Voice-Speech-Language-Pathologist Clin­i­cal Fel­low­ship posi­tion ded­i­cated to the eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of indi­vid­u­als with voice dis­or­ders.  The Van­der­bilt Voice Cen­ter is a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary out­pa­tient care cen­ter staffed by 5 Laryn­gol­o­gists, Voice Speech-Language Pathol­o­gists and Singing Voice Spe­cial­ists. The posi­tion offers the oppor­tu­nity to work within a state-of-the-art voice cen­ter as an inte­grated mem­ber of an accom­plished team of voice pro­fes­sion­als coop­er­at­ing in aca­d­e­mic and research endeav­ors.  This clin­i­cal fel­low­ship can­di­date will work along­side our Voice Cen­ter team, Head and Neck team and Cran­io­fa­cial team and be chal­lenged to cul­ti­vate advanced clin­i­cal skills in the eval­u­a­tion, treat­ment and triage of patients in each of these spe­cialty care areas.  Spe­cific skills to be devel­oped include, but are not lim­ited to, rigid and flex­i­ble endoscopy in adult and pedi­atric pop­u­la­tions, pre and post-operative laryn­gec­tomy man­age­ment with tra­cheoe­sophageal pros­the­ses, acoustic and aero­dy­namic voice analy­sis, motor-speech exam­i­na­tion, com­pre­hen­sive voice reha­bil­i­ta­tion tech­niques (res­o­nant voice, flow phona­tion, etc) and evi­dence based prob­lem solv­ing as a mem­ber of a large but col­lab­o­ra­tive team.  Par­tic­i­pa­tion in ongo­ing clin­i­cal research at our cen­ter will also pro­vide this can­di­date with the oppor­tu­nity to present at local and national meetings.

Can­di­dates with prior expe­ri­ence in the eval­u­a­tion and treat­ment of voice dis­or­ders through both a strong aca­d­e­mic back­ground and addi­tional clin­i­cal expe­ri­ences specif­i­cally in Voice are strongly encour­aged to apply, but we are most inter­ested to meet a highly pro­duc­tive can­di­date with strong inter­per­sonal skills seek­ing chal­leng­ing clin­i­cal fel­low­ship with spe­cific inter­est in diag­nos­tic, habil­i­ta­tive, and reha­bil­i­ta­tive voice care.

Nashville is a vibrant engag­ing city which exudes all of the charm and hos­pi­tal­ity that one expects from a South­ern cap­i­tal.  Recently named America’s “It” city by New York Times, Nashville is home to a wide vari­ety of musi­cians, artists and song­writ­ers — all of whom help give credo to the name, “Music City USA.” With its prox­im­ity in walk­ing dis­tance from the famous Music Row, the Van­der­bilt Voice Cen­ter shares a close rela­tion­ship with the music indus­try and professionals.

Addi­tional Information:

https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl

In the appli­ca­tion pro­file, qual­i­fied can­di­dates should upload a let­ter doc­u­ment­ing their back­ground and inter­est in voice and cur­rent cur­ricu­lum vitae.

Van­der­bilt is an equal oppor­tu­nity, affir­ma­tive action employer Basic Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Job requires Mas­ters and 1 year of expe­ri­ence or the equivalent.