CF Position Available at William S. Middleton VA Hospital (Madison, WI)

Position begins: September 2020

Deadline for applications: Friday February 14, 2020

A CFY position in speech-language pathology is available through the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. This will be a blended fellowship training experience incorporating training through the Speech Pathology section and the GRECC. The Speech Pathology Section serves inpatients, outpatients, and residents of a Community Living Center. CF will interact professionally with specialty services including Neurology, ENT, Med/Surg, Nutrition, Nursing, and other rehabilitation therapies. All CFs will gain experience and provide services in all areas of medical speech pathology, including evaluation/treatment of individuals with dysphagia (videofluoroscopy), speech and language disorders, cognitive disorders, and voice disorders. They will also gain specialized experience in cognitive rehabilitation for veterans with mTBI, neurogenic communication disorders, endoscopic procedures (FEES and videostroboscopy), head and neck cancer, and laryngectomy care. CF will also participate in several weekly Geriatric based interdisciplinary clinics. Trainees will be integrated directly into these interdisciplinary geriatrics teams and through administration of standardized screening tools, will identify those Veterans who would benefit from additional dysphagia, speech/language, or cognitive intervention from the Speech Pathology service. We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in medical speech pathology, geriatrics, and dysphagia research, as well as a desire to grow professionally in a fast-paced, learning-oriented medical setting.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

* CF positions are for one year.
* 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:

**ALL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SCANNED AS A SINGLE PDF FILE AND EMAILED**

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest describing your background, professional interests, and why you would like to be part of our team
  • Graduate program transcripts (can be unofficial)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (include these in your scanned email attachment, do not send separately)

All application packets must be emailed by Friday February 14th, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please email applications to:
jill.zielinski@va.gov & npulia@wisc.edu

Please contact us with questions: (608) 256-1901

Jill Zielinski, MS, CCC-SLP Nicole M. Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP Kathleen Wengel, MS, CCC-SLP
Extension 17902 Extension 11697 Extension 17910

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