Category Archives: SLP Clinical Fellowships / New Graduates

Washington DC VA Medical Center CF

The Washington DC VA Medical Center is seeking candidates for a Speech-Language Pathology Clinical

Fellowship position for 2021-2022

The clinical fellow will gain experience in evaluation and treatment of adults with traumatic brain injury, cognitive-communication impairments, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and dysphonia. Clinical fellows will also receive training in performing modified barium swallow, FEES, and stroboscopy studies; and providing gender affirming voice services, pre- and post- laryngectomy education and voice restoration, and assessing patients for use of assistive technology. The CF will manage their own caseload and see patients along the continuum of care from intensive care units, outpatient care, sub-acute rehab, long-term care, and hospice/palliative care. They will gain experience in conducting both individual and
group therapy sessions. The CF will also interact with a variety of specialty services including neurology, rehab medicine, ENT and laryngology, geriatrics, and primary care, as well as participate in interdisciplinary team meetings.

If you are interested in applying for a CFY at the DC VA, please submit a statement of intent, resume, and two recommendation letters by February 15, 2021 to katherine.parsons@va.gov. Interviews will be conducted via videoconference and scheduled in February and March 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This is a 12-month position with no expectation of continued employment, with a compensation package that includes salary, health benefits, and sick & annual leave.

VA Puget Sound CFY

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

VA PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2021

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 will 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.

This yearlong 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
are devoted to our training/mentoring program and Clinical Fellows can expect to work closely with their clinical supervisors. We are seeking applicants with a strong interest in medical speech pathology, an ability to learn in a fast pace environment, have a strong academic background, and some clinical experience in a medical setting.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
* CF positions are twelve months. Tentatively scheduled to begin late August 2021.
* CF positions are 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes salary, health
benefits, and sick and annual leave.
* These are temporary appointments without potential to become permanent positions.
*Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following items as a single PDF document to Junette.mcgougin2@va.gov by close of
business (5 pm PST) on February 15 , 2021.
Please label PDF as follows: “LASTNAME.VAPUGETSOUND.CFY2021”
1)  Resume/CV
2)  Letter of interest
3)  2 Letters of Recommendation signed by faculty or clinical supervisors
4)  Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (these can be 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.
For further information or questions, interested candidates may contact Junette Hope McGougin at
Junette.McGougin2@va.gov or (253) 583-1861.

Long Beach CA VA Clinical Fellowship

Long Beach VA Healthcare System Announcing Opening for Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship Position

The Speech Pathology Section at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center is pleased to announce a Clinical Fellowship position with a desired start date of October 2021. 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, 2021. The application packet should include a statement of intent, resume, and graduate school transcripts. In your resume, please 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

Cincinnati VA CF

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Positions begin: Summer or Early Fall 2021
Deadline for applications: 2/15/2021

CF positions in speech-language pathology are available at Cincinnati VA Medical Center. The Speech Pathology Section serves inpatients, outpatients, and residents of a Community Living Center. CFs will interact professionally with specialty services including Neurology, ENT, Medicine, Nutrition, Nursing, and other rehabilitation therapies. All CFs will gain experience and provide services in all areas of medical speech pathology, including evaluation/treatment of
individuals with dysphagia, speech and language disorders, cognitive disorders, voice disorders, and tracheostomy. They may also gain specialized experience in cognitive rehabilitation for veterans with TBI/polytrauma, neurogenic communication disorders, endoscopic procedures (FEES and videostroboscopy), and laryngectomy care. We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in medical speech pathology and a desire to grow professionally in a fast-paced, learning-oriented medical setting.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

* CF positions are for one year.
* These are temporary appointments without potential to become permanent positions.
*Applicants with a strong academic background and/or clinical experience in neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/
communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia are preferred.
*Only US citizens are eligible to apply.
*Interviews for top candidates will be scheduled 3/1/21-3/3/21.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

**ALL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SCANNED AS A SINGLE PDF FILE IN THE ORDER

LISTED BELOW AND EMAILED**

*Resume
*Letter of interest describing your background, professional interests, and why you would like to be part of our team
*Graduate program transcripts (can be unofficial)
*2 letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (include these in your scanned email attachment,
do not send separately)
All application packets must be emailed by Monday, 2/15/2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications that do not conform with these instructions will not be considered.

Please email applications to:
kathy.welden@va.gov and laura.klug@va.gov

Minneapolis VA CF

Two Clinical Fellowship Positions Available

Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System (MVAHCS)

Speech-Language Pathology Section; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service

 

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The Speech-Language Pathology Section at MVAHCS is pleased to announce two (2) Clinical Fellowship positions available with desired start in Summer 2021.

 

Clinical Fellows participate in an interdisciplinary team approach to evaluation and treatment of veterans and service members.  Veterans served cross the age span from young adult through older adult populations.   CFs evaluate and treat communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders related to stroke, head and neck cancer, TBI & Polytrauma and a wide variety of other medical diagnoses. They may provide aural rehabilitation and transgender communication services, as well.  CFs receive training in instrumental assessment and treatment procedures including modified barium swallows, FEES, and stroboscopy. CFs are active participants in the care of patients in medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units (acute, subacute), outpatient clinics, and intensive care units.  The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is a specialty site for Assistive Technology, a TBI Center of Excellence, and is one of five recognized Polytrauma Centers in the VA.  MVAHCS offers CARF-accredited programs in inpatient rehabilitation for amputation, brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury; residential transitional rehabilitation for brain injury,  outpatient brain injury and spinal cord injury, assistive technology, and chronic pain.

 

Minneapolis and St Paul are known for lakes and parks and offer a wide variety of educational opportunities, recreational activities, music, arts, outstanding restaurants, and professional sports.  The Twin Cities are consistently ranked as one of the most literate cities in the country and Minneapolis is 3rd on the National Fitness Index.  It has the largest outdoor sculpture garden in the country, the 2nd most theater seats per capita next to New York City, and is consistently rated in the top 5 bike-friendly cities in the US by Bicycling Magazine.

 

Eligibility Criteria: 1) Graduate in good standing from a CAA-approved Master’s program in Communication Disorders, 2) U.S. Citizen, 3) Eligible for provisional licensure in Speech-Language Pathology.

Details of the Position: The position is temporary with a 12 month tour. Start date must occur between June 1 and October 1.  Base salary is $42,384. With benefits, total salary package is $50,245.

 

Further information on the Minneapolis VA Medical Center may be found on the Minneapolis VA Health Care System website at http://www.va.gov/minneapolis/.  Applicants may apply for consideration by submitting a cover letter, résumé, unofficial undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference as a single PDF document with the subject line of “Minneapolis CF:yourlastname firstname by Wednesday, February 3, 2021 to:

Ann St Jacque, M.A., CCC-SLP

Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System

One Veterans Drive  (127A)

Minneapolis, MN  55417

ann.st.jacque@va.gov

For additional information, please contact Ann St Jacque at (612) 467-1380, or email ann.st.jacque@va.gov

Albuquerque VA CF

The New Mexico VA Health Care System is currently accepting applications for a
Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship candidate for 2021-2022

The New Mexico VA Health Care System is pleased to announce a speech-language pathology clinical fellowship (CF) position for the 2021-22 year. The Clinical Fellowship provides a well-rounded experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults in all areas of medical speech pathology including dysphagia, speech and language disorders, cognitive disorders, voice disorders, and tracheostomy. Specialty areas in head & neck cancer, neurodegenerative
diseases, TBI, trach/vent, AAC, and transgender voice are also offered. Our department serves inpatients, outpatients (in-clinic and telehealth), and rehabilitation residents of the Community Living Center.

Over the course of this year long rotation, the Clinical Fellow can expect to have a combination of inpatient and outpatient experience to include training in swallow evaluations (bedside, fluoroscopic, and endoscopic), endoscopic voice evaluations (flexible and rigid), post laryngectomy voice restoration, language and cognitive therapy, participation in comprehensive rehab teams for ALS, Parkinson’s, and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), as well as assistive technology for
augmentative communication. The CF will work with a variety of specialty services and teams via interdisciplinary rounds and collaboration, including: Otolaryngology, General Medicine Hospitalist teams, Nursing, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Nutrition, SCI, and Primary Care.

Located in the high desert of northern New Mexico, Albuquerque experiences four seasons a year which allows for the enjoyment of one of the most diverse geographical regions in the country year-round. Running along the Rio Grande trail, hiking, mountain and road biking, climbing, boating, and winter sports are all within a 20 minute to 2-hour drive. Albuquerque has a unique and rich culture, southwest cuisine, and thriving local brewery scene. The University and downtown have a variety of shops, restaurants, and monthly activities. The world-renowned Balloon Fiesta is hosted annually in October.

The position is tentatively scheduled to begin the Fall of 2021 and is a full time (Monday-Friday) 12 month position, with a compensation package that includes salary, health benefits, and sick & annual leave.

Instructions to apply:

Email the following to Rebecca.Brinkerhoff@va.gov:
• Letter of interest
• Resume
• Two letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (can be included in PDF packet or sent
separate)
• Graduate transcript (may be unofficial)

Please send documents as a single PDF. Email subject should read “LAST NAME_2021-22 CFY”.
All application packets must be received by close of business (5pm MST) on Monday, February 8th, 2021. Interviews for selected applicants will be scheduled for late February 2021 (in person or via videoconference). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further information or questions, please contact Rebecca Brinkerhoff at Rebecca.Brinkerhoff@va.gov or (505) 265-1711 x2135.

VA 2021-2022 Clinical Fellowship

2021-2022

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Decatur, GA

 

Deadline for applications:  February 8, 2021

 

 

The Atlanta VA Health Care System is seeking candidates for its 2021-2022 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 2021
  • 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 19th.

 

 

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, February 8, 2021.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

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

Salt Lake City VA CF

The George E Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT is pleased to announce the availability of one Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology, to begin late Summer or early Fall of 2021.  This one-year position will be full-time (40 hours/week) with an approximate salary of $39,423 + benefits. The SLC VAMC is located on a 70 acre campus situated at the foot of the rugged Wasatch Mountains overlooking
the city below.  The area offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities including hiking, biking, and world class skiing & cultural venues including concerts, theatre, and dining opportunities.

The George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a 121 – bed tertiary care facility serving Veterans residing within a 25,000 square mile area within VISN 19. It is closely affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine. SLC VAMC offers traditional and specialty care services including pathology, radiology, neurology, nuclear medicine and psychiatry.  We provide Telehealth services to Veterans living in rural settings
and are a Polytrauma Clinic Support Team (Level III) providing services for OEF/OIF Veterans. Our Speech-Language Pathology Section maintains close interaction with a variety of  teams  including Radiology, Geriatrics, Otolaryngology, Nutrition, Prosthetics & Sensory Aids, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

The Clinical Fellow will engage in a professionally challenging year gaining experience in evaluation and treatment of adults with dysphagia (including fluoroscopy & FEES), cognitive communication impairments,  aphasia, dysarthria and voice disorders including special populations (i.e. H&N Cancer and Transgender).

Interested applicants should submit the following via email to tiffany.atkinson@va.gov:
(1) Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
(2) Resume/CV
(3) Two letters of recommendation (include these in your email attachment, do not send separately)
(4) Graduate transcripts (unofficial copy permitted)
-Email subject should read “First & Last name, 2021 CFY Packet” and be submitted in a single PDF.
-Application Deadline: February 4, 2021.  Late or incomplete packets will not be considered.
-Candidates for interviews will be notified on or around February 18, 2021.
-Interviews for top candidates will tentatively be scheduled the first week of March (via videoconference)
-Please email if at any time you have questions or your submitted application packet may be removed from the review/consideration process. Email: tiffany.atkinson@va.gov

CFY at West Palm Beach VAMC

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP YEAR (CFY) OPPORTUNITY

West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center

 

Position begins: Summer 2021

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 5, 2021

 

 

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center is a dynamic hospital comprised of 180 hospital beds (Intensive Care, Acute Medicine, Blind Rehabilitation and Psychiatric Health) as well as 120 Community Living Center (CLC) beds and a dedicated Hospice Unit. The WPB VAMC serves as a Polytrauma Clinic Support Team (Level III). In addition, we provide comprehensive telemedicine and homecare services to veterans in the community. Veterans also participate in treatment and support groups facilitated by the speech-language pathologists focusing on Parkinson’s Disease, Post-CVA Communication Skills, and Laryngectomy.

 

The Clinical Fellow will engage in a professionally challenging year gaining experience in evaluation and evidence based treatment of adults with dysphagia, cognitive-communication impairments, aphasia, dysarthria and voice disorders. The candidate will also develop skills in fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallow evaluations, endoscopic voice evaluations, and post- laryngectomy voice restoration. In addition, the Clinical Fellow will receive training in assistive technology (AAC) for augmenting communication and cognition. We also work closely with the OEF/OIF/OND population, addressing their speech, language, and cognitive concerns. Veterans are seen along the continuum of care, including ER admission, intensive/acute care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, outpatient and telemedicine rehabilitation. Our Speech-Language Pathology section maintains close interaction with a variety of specialty services, including Audiology, Otolaryngology, Radiology, Neurology, Psychology, Social Work, Pulmonary Medicine, Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nutrition & Food Service, Blind Rehabilitation, and Prosthetics & Sensory Aid Service. 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 candidate must possess the ability to learn in a fast paced clinical environment.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

▪ The CF position is twelve months to begin Summer 2021.

▪ 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.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please submit the following in a single scanned PDF File via e-mail to:  Ann.Wick@va.gov 

1.    Resume.

2.    Letter of interest describing your background, professional interests and why you would like to complete your CFY in the VA.

3.    Names and Contact Information of 2 references from clinical supervisors.

4.    Graduate program transcript (may be unofficial).

5.    CFY Candidacy Experience Document.

 

Application e-mail must be received by 2/5/2021.

▪  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

▪  The anticipated timeframe to begin virtual interviews is February 2021.

 

VAMC San Diego Speech Pathology CFY position

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CFY position at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center,  San Diego, CA

 

ONE full-time, one year (12 month) Clinical Fellowship position available.

*Must be a US Citizen for this opportunity.

*Previous medical placement required.

*Applicants with a strong academic/clinical background in dysphagia (including MBSS/FEES), language disorders, neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice and prior VA placement are preferred.

 

The San Diego VA Speech Pathology Department provides services to a varied outpatient population and to inpatients throughout the medical center.  The Clinical Fellow will be expected to evaluate and treat patients within the Outpatient Clinic, Spinal Cord Injury unit, Comprehensive Inpatient Acute Rehab unit, Community Living Center, Palliative unit,  Psych unit, ICU and medical surgical floors.  Some of the populations served included neuro (CVA, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s), head and neck cancer, vent/trach, mTBI, TBI, voice and alaryngeal speakers.  Specialty procedures provided include FEES, MBSS, video stroboscopy and voice prosthesis management.

 

The appointment is 12 months, 2080 hours.  Start date as early as June 2021; no later than September 2021.

 

Work week=40 hours.  Tour to be discussed at interview.  Speech Pathology services are offered at this site 7 days/week.  The stipend has historically been approximately $43,000 + benefits

 

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2021. 

 

Interested applicants should submit the following in a single package to Jack Hughes, Administrative Officer for the Audiology/Speech Pathology Service at  jack.hughes@va.gov.  Only complete packages received by deadline will be considered. 

 

1.  A letter of interest in the position  (cover letter)

2.  A Vitae/Resume

3.  Two signed letters of recommendation

4. Graduate school transcripts  (official or unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

5. Contact information for 2 references

6. Start date availability

 

Select applicants will be contacted for an interview. Contact for interviews will occur after the deadline.