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Clinical Fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer

UR Medicine Speech Pathology

Clinical Fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer

UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute provides world-class cancer treatment and care and conducts pivotal research. The goal is to prevent and conquer cancer through innovation in science, patient care, education, and community outreach.

Based in Rochester, N.Y., as part of the University of Rochester Medical Center system, Wilmot serves approximately 3 million people in a 27-county region in western and central New York. Established in 1974, it has a long history of outstanding clinical care and research breakthroughs. Wilmot features an 87-bed flagship cancer center, with 13 outpatient locations.

The Head and Neck Comprehensive Care Center at Wilmot Cancer Institute is a truly multidisciplinary setting where a prospective Clinical Fellow will be collaborating with fellowship trained head and neck and microvascular reconstruction surgeons, ENT surgical residents, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Oncology Nurses, Registered Dietician, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and two dedicated head and neck cancer Speech Pathologists, amongst other disciplines as well.

Job Description:

September 1, 2022 through August 30, 2023

A firm 1 year commitment is expected

Full Time 40 hours Speech Pathology

Position Summary:

We are seeking a qualified graduate of an accredited Speech-Language Pathology program to complete a 12-month, full-time, paid clinical fellowship. This fellowship will be focused on the evaluation and treatment of speech, swallowing and voice in individuals with a diagnosis of cancer of the head and neck. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing education and counseling regarding acute and latent effects of radiation on speech and swallowing function
  • Establishing prophylactic and rehabilitative voice and swallowing exercise programs
  • Work closely with the multidisciplinary oncology team to ensure patients achieve adequate nutrition and hydration while optimizing functional swallowing outcomes pre/peri/post radiation (with/without chemotherapy)
  • Preoperative education and counseling regarding expected anatomic and functional changes to speech, voice, swallowing and respiration for a variety of head/neck surgical interventions, including total laryngectomy
  • Evaluation and rehabilitation of postoperative speech, voice and swallowing in both acute and outpatient settings
  • Voice restoration following total laryngectomy, including management of tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis
  • Instrumental evaluation of swallowing with video fluoroscopy and FEES
  • Comprehensive swallowing and voice evaluation and treatment in individuals with history of head/neck cancer diagnosis

The clinical fellow will be mentored by a certified speech-language pathologist and work as part of a team in an interdisciplinary head and neck cancer clinic. He or she will be responsible for completing evaluations and developing individualized treatment plans, participating in oncology team meetings, presenting an educational lecture to the speech-language pathology department, attending monthly departmental and educational meetings and completing daily documentation and billing through the electronic medical record system.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

Interested candidates should have a strong interest and background in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with head and neck cancer as demonstrated through their graduate coursework and/ or clinical internships. The candidate must have completed their master’s level coursework at an accredited University program in speech-language pathology prior to beginning the position. The candidate must have a strong academic background, be highly motivated, demonstrate initiative and be independent and ready to work in a busy, fast-paced clinical environment.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2022, 12 AM (midnight) EST

Applicants should send the following information to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology via email:

To apply for this position, please send the following information, formatted as specified. Applications not received in this format, will not be considered.

  • Applications should be received in 1 PDF document
  • The first item in the application should be a cover sheet with the applicant’s name, email address, complete mailing address, phone number, and designate the position being applied for the Clinical Fellowship for Head and Neck Cancer
  • The second item in the application should be a 1-page cover letter indicating interest in the Clinical Fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer
  • The third item in the application should be a curriculum vitae or resume
  • The last item in the application should be the two letters of reference from clinical supervisors

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application link: Careers (rochester.edu)

Peter Sullivan, Speech-Language Pathologist

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 627

Rochester, New York 14642

peter_sullivan@urmc.rochester.edu

Fax: 585-271-7228

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting an environment inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

PLEASE NOTE, as announced, with limited exceptions, the University is requiring all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job Types: Full-time, Internship

Pay: From $31,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Master’s (Required)

Work Location: One location

UW Med Voice, Swallowing and Upper Airway CF

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP IN VOICE, SWALLOWING AND UPPER AIRWAY

Fellowship Dates:           September 15th, 2022 – September 14th, 2023

Application Deadline:    February 1st, 2022

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center is excited to announce a 12-month, full-time, paid clinical fellowship in speech language pathology intended to develop the skills and clinical experience necessary to achieve competency in the evaluation and evidence-based treatment of adults with voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders. The clinical experience will include multidisciplinary laryngology clinic, multidisciplinary head and neck surgery clinic, and independent outpatient and inpatient sessions under the clinical and academic mentorship of Otolaryngology faculty and staff. The clinical fellow will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team consisting of 9 speech-language pathologists, 4 laryngologists, 3 head and neck surgeons, and laryngology and head and neck fellows.

Upon completion of the fellowship, the clinical fellow will demonstrate proficiency evaluating and treating a variety of complex patient populations including functional dysphonia, neurologic voice disorders, paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder, cough/laryngeal hypersensitivity, benign vocal fold lesions, head and neck cancer rehabilitation, and alaryngeal voice restoration. Additional training opportunities include acoustic voice assessment, rigid and flexible laryngeal videostroboscopy, clinical swallowing evaluations, videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS), and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). In addition to clinical experience, this position offers dedicated academic time to complete a research project within the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. It is anticipated that the clinical fellow will submit at least one abstract to a national meeting for oral or poster presentation by the end of their fellowship year. The clinical fellow will also be expected to participate in our interprofessional monthly clinical case conference for faculty, fellows and residents, and participate in resident didactics as appropriate.

The successful candidate will have graduated from an accredited Master’s program in speech language pathology. The candidate must have strong clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders through their graduate program experience. The candidate must demonstrate a strong academic background and transcript, as well as solid recommendations of their clinical skill in the areas of voice and swallowing. The candidate should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and self-motivation. The candidate should be eligible for State of Washington interim licensure in speech language pathology.

Interested applicants should provide the following materials in a single PDF to the email address below by February 1st, 2022:

1) Cover letter including background and areas of interest
2) Curriculum vitae
3) 2-3 letters of recommendation
4) Unofficial transcript from their accredited institution with documentation of graduation date or expected date of graduation

Emily Wilson, MS, CCC-SLP

Fellowship Coordinator

Speech-Language Pathologist

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

University of Washington Medical Center

Ecwilson@uw.edu

If you have applied but have not received an email confirmation, please resubmit your application.

To learn more, please visit: otolaryngology.uw.edu/education/programs/…

Career Fair Feb. 28th

On behalf of the Washington University Student Occupational Therapy Association (WUSOTA), we would like to invite you to participate in this year’s online Therapy Career Fair.  The Therapy Career Fair is a great opportunity for students in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology programs to connect with vendors from across the country and learn more about potential employment opportunities. Vendors will be presenting information about their organizations, as well as answering any questions you may have as potential employees. 

 The 2022 Therapy Career fair is scheduled for Monday, February 28, 2022 from 9am-4pm CST. This year, the fair will be held over Zoom and will include both a morning and an afternoon session.  Students can register for the Career Fair using the following link: https://forms.gle/ZNcnbcqUtCxanWTA9

As the date gets closer, we will be sending you the following information:

  1. Reminders of the event date & time
  2. Tips on attending a virtual career fair
  3. A vendor brochure with vendor and event information
  4. The Zoom link for the event 

This is a great opportunity for students to network with local and nationwide vendors.  We appreciate your interest in the 2022 Therapy Career Fair and hope to see you online in February!

 

Sincerely,

Kelsey Stevens & Mackenzie Martin

WUSOTA Career Fair Committee Co-Chairs 

wusota@wustl.edu

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

Long Beach VA CFY

Long Beach VA Healthcare System

Announcing Opening for

Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship Position

 

The Speech Pathology Section at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center located in Long Beach, CA is pleased to announce a Clinical Fellowship position with a desired start date of October 2022.  The Clinical Fellowship is a full-time position with a compensation package that includes salary, health benefits, and sick and annual leave.  This is a temporary appointment that will last for one year.  Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

 

Located along the Southern California coast, the medical center provides comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and extended care programs.  The Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center is a 426-bed facility providing comprehensive health care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, spinal cord injury, geriatrics, blind rehabilitation, and extended care.  In addition, the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center is a Level III Polytrauma Center.

 

The Clinical Fellow can expect to gain experience in all areas of medical speech pathology, including evaluation and treatment of individuals with speech, language, cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders.  In addition, the Clinical Fellow will receive training and experience in the following:  fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallowing evaluations, augmentative communication, laryngeal stroboscopy, and post-laryngectomy voice restoration.  Patients are seen along the continuum of care from intensive care, acute rehabilitation, outpatient care, and long-term care.

 

Applications must be received via email by midnight on February 28, 2022.  The application packet should include a statement of intent, resume, and graduate school transcripts.  In your resume include contact information for three references who are familiar with your academic and/or clinical skills.  Transcripts may be unofficial.  These items should be submitted as a single PDF document.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Unsolicited references will not be reviewed.

 

Interested candidates may contact:

Michelle Sticht, M.S., CCC-SLP

michelle.sticht@va.gov

VA CFY Chicago

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Opportunity

JESSE BROWN VA MEDICAL CENTER (JBVAMC)

Position begins: Summer 2022

Deadline for Applications: 5:00 pm CST February 4th, 2022

 

One full-time CF position in Speech-Language Pathology is available at JBVAMC located in the Illinois Medical District, two miles west of downtown Chicago. The Speech Pathology Section is comprised of a dynamic, collaborative healthcare team serving inpatients, acute inpatient rehabilitation, residents of the Community Living Center (CLC), and outpatients. The CF will interact professionally with specialty services including Medicine, ENT, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Nutrition, Nursing, and other rehabilitative therapies. The CF will gain experience and provide services in all areas of medical speech-language pathology, including evaluation/treatment of individuals with dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communicative impairments, motor speech, and voice disorders. The CF may also gain specialized experience in cognitive rehabilitation for veterans with TBI/Polytrauma, laryngectomy care, and telehealth services. Applicants must have a strong academic background and/or clinical experience in neuroscience, neurogenic disorders, dysphagia, and evidenced-based practice. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in adult medical speech-language pathology and a desire to grow professionally in a diverse, learning-oriented medical setting.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) CF position is a 12-month temporary appointment to begin Summer 2022, that includes medical and leave benefits
  • Late or incomplete applications or ones that don’t follow instructions below will not be considered
  • Virtual interviews will be scheduled in February/March 2022 for selected applicants

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Email the following (in a single PDF document) by 5:00pm CST 2/4/22 to: Lindsay.Ginsberg@va.gov

  1. Letter of intent describing your clinical interests and why you would like to be part of our team
  2. Resume
  3. 2 letters of recommendation, including their contact information
  4. Adult clinical experience questionnaire (see attached)
  5. Separate PDF:  Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (may be unofficial)

 

For further questions, interested candidates may contact Lindsay Ginsberg, M.S, CCC-SLP at Lindsay.Ginsberg@va.gov or (312) 569-7525.

 

***Please note, due to significant number of applications received each year, only the first 60 complete application packets received will be considered. If you are within the first 60 applications received, you will be provided confirmation of receipt.

Wenatchee School District is hiring

Come Discover the “Apple Capital of the World!”

The Wenatchee School District is hiring! Currently looking for a 1.0 FTE Speech Language
Pathologist for the 2022-2023 school year. Outdoor activities in this beautiful Columbia River
Valley at the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains are calling your name!

Qualifications
● ESA certificate in speech language pathology required (CFY encouraged to apply).
● Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred, but not required.
● Experience within a school system working with communication disorders and special education for students ages three through twenty-one preferred.
● Maintain professional competence through continuing education activities; maintain speech and language therapy ESA certification.
● May require prolonged sitting or standing. Attendance and punctuality are important functions of this position. Roles and Responsibilities
● Fulfill all obligations for a certificated SLP including but not limited to assessment, therapy,
Medicaid, mandated reports, consulting with teachers, parents and working as a member of
several teams.
● Must be able to meet multiple timelines, communicate well with parents, teachers and
administrators.
● Maintain up-to-date cumulative speech and language therapy records for all assigned students; maintain other records as required by the district, state and federal law; follow all relevant state and federal regulations for special education; maintain confidentiality.
● Participate in professional development activities as needed or assigned.

Benefits
● Competitive pay salary (MA step 0= $59,450)
● 5 per diem days for IEP, 6 per diem days for professional development
● Excellent dental, vision, and health benefits
● Retirement plans
● Compensation for caseload over 50 students

How to Apply
● Email craig.t@wenatcheeschools.org or call 509-663-7117

Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement: The recommended applicant, if not a current regular employee, will be required to complete an INS I-9 form and must provide proof of employment eligibility prior to working.

Disclosure Statement and Record Check: Pursuant to Chapter 486, Washington Laws of 1987, the recommended applicant, if not a current regular employee, will be required to complete a disclosure form indicating whether he or she has been convicted of crimes against persons listed in the law. In addition, a background check, based on fingerprints, will be requested from the Washington State Patrol & FBI. Employment is conditional based upon completion of the record check. The Wenatchee School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all staff and for students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries may be directed to RCW Officer/ADA Coordinator and Executive Director of Human Resources, Kelly Lopez. Issues related to 504 and Title IX should be directed to Mike Lane, Executive Director of Learning & Teaching.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SLP Upcoming Graduates and Alumni Invitation (Virtual Webinar)

We are so excited to be offering a virtual webinar directed toward your soon-to-be graduating SLPs as well as recent alumni!   This is our ‘What to Expect in the Workforce’ webinar presented by an experienced, licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Some of the key content covers the different settings in which an SLP may choose to work in, licensure, CF supervision, and more.

 

This is directed for upcoming graduates as well as recent alumni (or all alumni) and will be February  22nd from 7:00pm-8:00pm Eastern Time.

 

If you would please forward this sign up link out to your upcoming and recent graduates we would love to have them join us!

 

February 22nd VIRTUAL SLP Webinar Sign Up

 

 

** There will be Starbucks gift cards available to all who join for the duration of the event too- YUM! YUM! **