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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 (

Peter Sullivan, Speech-Language Pathologist

Department of Speech-Language Pathology

601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 627

Rochester, New York 14642

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


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


  • Monday to Friday


  • Master’s (Required)

Work Location: One location

UW Med Voice, Swallowing and Upper Airway CF



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

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

To learn more, please visit:…

VA CFY Atlanta



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.




  • 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.





  • 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:

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

VA CFY Chicago

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Opportunity


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.



  • 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



Email the following (in a single PDF document) by 5:00pm CST 2/4/22 to:

  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 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!

● 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
● 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.

● 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 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.


CFY at Puget Sound VA

Positions begin: Summer or Early Fall 2022
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System Clinical Fellowships provide experience medical speech pathology.  Outcomes and evidence based practice is emphasized.  The Clinical Fellow may have opportunity for specialized training in endoscopy, post laryngectomy voice restoration, and assistive technology.

The Clinical Fellow may work closely with a variety of specialty services and teams, including Rehabilitation Medicine, Nutrition, Otolaryngology, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Primary Care, Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Care Teams, Spinal Cord Injury and
Disease Unit, and the Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma Program. The Clinical Fellowship is divided into 3-4 separate rotations, located at both the Seattle and American Lake Divisions.
The Seattle division offers training in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and spinal cord injury units, a community living center, and specialty outpatient clinics. The American Lake division (in Lakewood, Washington) offers training in outpatient clinics, the community living center, and specialty teams (e.g. ALS, Polytrauma, Stroke). Our staff Speech Pathologist are devoted to our training/mentoring program and clinical fellows can expect to work closely with their
clinical supervisors as they develop advanced clinical skills. We are seeking applicants with a strong interest in medical speech pathology, an ability to learn in a fast paced environment, have a strong academic background, and some clinical experience in a medical setting.


* CF positions are temporary appointments, full time for twelve months; tentatively scheduled to begin between July
2022 through August 2022.
* CF positions are 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes salary, health
benefits, and sick and annual leave.
*Only US citizens are eligible to apply.
*Graduation from a fully accredited Speech-Language Pathology graduate program (M.A. or M.S.) is required.
*Candidate should demonstrate an enthusiasm for Medical Speech Pathology with interest in neuroscience,
neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia, as evidenced by academic transcripts.
*Interviews will be scheduled with the selection team for top candidates, in person or via videoconference.


Submit the following items as a single PDF document by close of business (5 pm PST) on January 31 , 2022.
Please label PDF as follows: “LASTNAME.VAPUGETSOUND.CFY2022”
1)  Resume/CV
2)  Letter of interest including your background, professional interest and objective
3)  2 Letters of Recommendation signed by faculty or clinical supervisors (include these in your single PDF file,
do not send separately)

4)  Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (these can be official or unofficial)
5)  A brief (1/2 – 1 page) summary of a memorable assessment and/or course of intervention with a patient: provide a
brief overview of your history with the patient, and why this experience was memorable.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications that do not conform with these instructions
will not be considered.

Please email completed application packet to:
Junette Hope McGougin, MCD, CCC-SLP

CFY at West Palm Beach VA



West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare System


Position begins: Summer 2022

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 4, 2022

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center  is a dynamic hospital offering a comprehensive Clinical Fellowship experience serving patients throughout the continuum of care, including inpatients, outpatients, and residents in the Community Living Center (CLC) and Hospice units. In addition, we provide comprehensive telemedicine and homecare services and group treatment programs to veterans in the community.


The Clinical Fellow will engage in a professionally challenging year gaining experience in evaluation and evidence based treatment of adults with dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communication impairments, motor-speech disorders, and voice disorders. The candidate will develop skills in performing swallowing evaluations (including fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallow evaluations), endoscopic voice evaluations, assistive technology (AAC) and post-laryngectomy voice restoration. Our hospital also serves as a Polytrauma Clinic Support Team (Level III). In addition, the Speech-Language Pathologists coordinate the Comprehensive ALS Interdisciplinary Team at our facility.


We are seeking applicants with a strong interest in adult medical speech-language pathology and internship experience in the acute care medical setting.


The CF position is twelve months to begin Summer/Fall 2022.

40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes a stipend  of $41,993.00 plus medical and leave benefits.

This is a temporary appointment without potential to become a permanent position.

Only US citizens are eligible to apply.



Please submit the following in a single scanned PDF File via e-mail to:

  1. Resume.
  2. Letter of interest.
  3. 2 Letters of recommendation signed by clinical supervisors & their contact information.
  4. Graduate program transcript (may be unofficial).
  5. CFY Candidacy Experience Document.

Application e-mail must be received by COB 2/4/2022.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Virtual interviews will be scheduled in early March 2022.