Detroit CFY

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship Year Opportunity at the John D Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan

Desired Start Date (flexible): August 2021,  Deadline for Applications: February 19th, 2021

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The Speech-Language Pathology section at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center is proud to announce a CF position beginning September 2021. This is a full-time position with a compensation package including salary, health benefits (if desired, > 3mos employment), and sick & annual leave (accrues commensurate with time worked). It is a temporary appointment not extending beyond one year.  Citizens of the U.S. are eligible to apply.

                We are located geographically within the Detroit Medical Center, in the heart of midtown, just minutes from professional sporting events at Comerica Park, Ford Field, and Little Caesars Arena, with outdoor spaces such as Campus Martius and Belle Isle, thriving restaurants, theater, museum, and music venues, and the beautiful and newly developed downtown Detroit International Riverfront.  Also, we are just miles away from fresh apple cider, produce, and donuts at one of many local cider mills, and hours from hundreds of miles of beautiful Great Lakes shorelines in three directions. Our international neighbor, Canada, is just a tunnel or bridge crossing away to Windsor. Michigan celebrates all four beautiful seasons, and both the upper and lower peninsulas offer great locations to camp, bike, ski, swim, or hike.

                Our facility offers comprehensive care in acute/intensive, subacute/step-down, medicine, telemetry, surgical, hospice, rehab, and long-term community living care units. The applicant will evaluate and treat adult veteran patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings and across a continuum of care, and interface with Audiology, Medicine, Surgery, Otolaryngology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Neurology, Oncology, Dentistry, Spinal Cord Injury, Geriatrics, Women’s Clinics, and Extended Care. Patients are seen in person and virtually via VA Video Connect, in both individual and small group settings. 

                The CF applicant can expect skill advancement in all areas of medical speech pathology, with technical skill refinement in fluoroscopic (MBSS) and endoscopic (FEES) swallow evaluations, augmentative communication, laryngeal videostroboscopy, and post-laryngectomy voice restoration.  Interviews will be conducted via videoconference and scheduled in March and April 2021.

            Documents must be sent as a single .PDF, and Emailed to michele.roymorrow@va.gov. Please include:

·                     letter of interest with resume/CV

·                     two letters of recommendation (may be brief) from faculty or clinical supervisors (can be included in PDF packed or emailed to me separately)

·                     Graduate transcript (may be unofficial)

·                     Subject line of email should read APPLICANT’S LAST NAME 2021 2022 CFY

*Email or call Michele Roy-Morrow with questions at michele.roymorrow@va.gov, (313) 576-1000 x65115

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