VA CFY Atlanta

2022-2023

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Decatur, GA

 

Deadline for applications:  January 31, 2022

 

 

The Atlanta VA Health Care System is seeking candidates for its 2022-2023 Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship.

 

The Atlanta VA Health Care System is compromised of the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, a domiciliary, and a Community Living Center.  The Medical Center is comprised of approximately 300 hospital beds.  The Trinka Davis Veterans Village is comprised of 42 Community Living Center beds.  Annually, more than 130,000 veterans receive health care at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.  We are affiliated with the Emory University School of Medicine and located in the heart of Decatur, near midtown Atlanta, adjacent to Emory University.  The Speech Pathology team serves inpatients, outpatients, and residents of our Community Living Center.

 

The clinical fellow (CF) will interact professionally with specialty services including Neurology, ENT, Medicine, TBI/Polytrauma, Nutrition, Nursing, Radiology, and other rehabilitation therapies.  The CF will gain experience and provide services in all areas of medical speech pathology, including evaluation/treatment of veterans with swallowing, speech and language, cognitive, and voice disorders.  The use of virtual care will also be emphasized.  The CF may also gain specialized experience in artificial airways, neurogenic communication disorders, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, laryngectomy care, and COVID-19 recovery.  We are seeking candidates with experience and a strong interest in medical speech pathology, as well as a desire to grow professionally in a complex and learning-oriented medical setting.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

  • The clinical fellowship is a one-year, temporary appointment, without potential to become permanent.
  • Start Date: Summer 2022
  • Applicants with a strong academic background and clinical experience in medical speech pathology are preferred.
  • Interviews will be conducted by video.  Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview by February 4th.

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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

  • 1-2 page resume including all relevant experience
  • Cover letter describing your background and professional interests
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors

 

All application documents must be received by Monday, January 31, 2022.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

Please email applications to:  Kathleen.Kaminski@va.gov

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