There is a challenging 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 includes training in performing swallow evaluations (bedside, fluoroscopic, and endoscopic), endoscopic voice evaluations, post laryngectomy voice restoration, language and cognitive evaluations and 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 Psychology, Physical Medicine, Nutrition, Otolaryngology, Transgender clinic, 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 patient services), which involves collaboration with Physiatry, 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 outdoor activities are bountiful. Summers are hot, but remember, it is a “dry” heat, and winters are lovely!
*The position is tentatively scheduled to begin during the Summer to early Fall of 2020 and is a full time, 12 month commitment (Mon.-Fri. 40 hrs./wk.), with a compensation package including: salary, health benefits, sick and annual leave.
*These are temporary appointments without potential to become permanent positions.
*Only US citizens are eligible to apply.
Instruction for applying:
For consideration, please send resume/CV, letter of interest, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are permitted) via email to Marissa.Jacob7@va.gov
Also, please send 2 letters of recommendation via post (to the address below), or in a signed PDF via email.
All completed applications, including recommendations, are due by close of business on January 31, 2020. Candidates for interviews will be notified by February 19th, and interviews will be scheduled via videoconference shortly after notification, with tentative interview times February 25th -27th. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further information or questions, please contact Marissa Jacob at Marissa.Jacob7@va.gov or (520) 792-1450 x6699.
Marissa Jacob, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech Pathology (3A-117)
3601 S. 6 th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85723
(520) 792-1450 x6699