The USC Voice Center at the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is offering a one-year speech-language pathology clinical fellowship with specialization in the assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders. The fellowship is scheduled for September 2021-August 2022.
The USC Voice Center consists of an interprofessional team of 2 voice-specialized speech-language pathologists and 2 fellowship-trained laryngologists, as well as an annual laryngology fellow. The clinicians of the USC Voice Center provide exceptional care that reflects a commitment to our patients and a passion for our work. The speech pathology team utilizes the breadth of instrumental voice assessment, including laryngeal videostroboscopy and acoustic and aerodynamic assessment. They provide the highest quality treatment for the entire spectrum of voice and upper airway disorders, with particular expertise in care of the performing and singing voice. Our laryngologists provide exceptional patient care and offer the most advanced surgical options and innovative treatments.
The clinical fellow will work closely with all clinicians of the USC Voice Center. The fellow will provide care in the interprofessional clinic performing behavioral voice assessments, laryngeal videostroboscopy, FEES, and engaging in clinical decision making with the laryngologist and other speech pathologists. They will provide behavioral voice and upper airway therapy across the entire spectrum of disorders. Fellows will participate in monthly dysphonia, dysphagia, and research rounds. They will participate in clinical research with the USC Voice Center team. There will be opportunities to engage with speech-language pathologists with specialization in dysphagia and management of communication and swallowing disorders secondary to head and neck cancer.
Successful candidates will: possess a strong academic background and understanding of voice disorders with exposure to the assessment and treatment of voice disorders in a graduate clinical placement; complete a master’s degree in speech-language pathology prior to start date; be eligible for SLP licensure in the state of California. A background in performing voice is of benefit to the applicant but is not a requirement.
Fellowship Goals and Objectives
Following completion of the speech pathology clinical fellowship year at the USC Voice Center, the fellow will be able to:
1. Independently conduct a comprehensive evaluation of all voice and upper airway disorders and develop an appropriate, evidence-based plan of care.
2. Skillfully provide the breadth of behavioral therapies available for the treatment of voice and upper airway disorders.
3. Independently perform flexible and rigid laryngeal videostroboscopy examinations, interpret the functional parameters of vocal fold vibration, and write comprehensive reports.
4. Independently perform and interpret acoustic and aerodynamic assessments of voice.
5. Provide culturally responsive services with the understanding that growth in cultural competence is a lifelong journey.
6. Confidently collaborate with referring physicians in the development of treatment recommendations.
7. Present research or clinical education at the state or national level.
8. Meet all requirements to complete the ASHA Clinical Fellowship Year and apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence
Please send inquiries to Lauren Timmons Sund at Lauren.TimmonsSund@med.usc.edu. Applications will be accepted until 4/30/21.
To apply, send the following in PDF format to Lauren.TimmonsSund@med.usc.edu AND complete the application at the link below.
1. Letter of intent
3. Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a clinical supervisor)
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER FELLOWSHIP IN VOICE, SWALLOWING AND UPPER AIRWAY
September 13th, 2021 – September 9th, 2022
Application Deadline: February 24th, 2021
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 24th, 2021:
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
Lisa Zughni, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology Supervisor
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: https://otolaryngology.uw.edu/education/programs/fellowship-speech-language-pathology
UR Medicine Voice Center
Clinical Fellowship in Voice & Upper Airway
UR Medicine – Strong Memorial Hospital is a leading academic healthcare institution located in Rochester, NY between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region. Strong Memorial Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center accommodating approximately 800 acute inpatient beds. UR Medicine is the Region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center and also holds an Acute Rehabilitation Unit that is both CARF and Magnet accredited. The Voice Center is part of the University of Rochester’s Department of Otolaryngology which consists of otolaryngology physicians, with specialties in pediatrics, otology / neurotology, rhinology, allergy, sleep medicine, head and neck cancer, laryngology, and facial plastics. The Voice Center consists of three fellowship trained laryngologists, and six speech-language pathologists who specialize in the treatment of voice, professional voice, breathing and swallowing disorders.
The Voice Center is seeking a qualified graduate student 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 individuals with voice, breathing, upper airway and swallowing disorders.
July 1, 2021 through June 30th, 2022; start date is flexible as long as the required 9 months can be completed before June 30th, 2021
Full Time 40 hours Speech Pathology
The clinical fellow will be mentored by a certified speech-language pathologist and work as part of a team in the interdisciplinary laryngology clinic. He or she will be responsible for completing evaluations and developing individualized treatment plans, participating in voice 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.
The clinical fellowship year at the Voice Center will provide the opportunity to gain experience and training in the areas of acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessment, stroboscopy, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing studies, modified barium swallow studies, in-clinic swallowing evaluations, and therapy for voice, swallowing and breathing disorders. Given the large population of individuals with Parkinson Disease seen in our clinic, the clinical fellow will be encouraged to become SPEAK OUT trained, in order to serve this population and assist with facilitation of LOUD Crowd. In addition, opportunities will be provided for observation of laryngeal imaging, assessment and specialized procedures including bronchoscopy, laryngeal EMG and Botox injections with the laryngologists. Candidates should also be prepared to be involved in the assessment and treatment of other adult speech and language disorders (i.e., dysarthria, fluency).
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Interested candidates should have a strong interest and background in the evaluation and treatment of voice, swallowing and breathing disorders 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. Experience working with SPEAK OUT / LOUD Crowd, transgender or singing voice clients is a plus.
Application Deadline: 2/1/2021, 12 AM (midnight) EST
Applicants should send the following information to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology via email or fax:
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, and phone number.
The second item in the application should be a 1-page cover letter indicating interest in the Clinical Fellowship in Voice, Swallowing and Upper Airway
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.
Sheryl Maier, Speech-Language Pathologist
Department of Speech-Language Pathology
2365 South Clinton, Suite 200
Rochester, New York 14618
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
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.
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· Graduate transcript (may be unofficial)
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