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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 4th, 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/…

CF Opportunities

Boothby Therapy Services (www.boothbytherapy.com) is New Hampshire’s largest provider of speech, occupational therapy, psychology and vision services to schools and we are currently hiring clinical fellows for the 2022 – 2023 school year, as well as mid-year graduates ready to begin their placements in the current 2021 – 2022 school year.

At Boothby Therapy Services we take the CF experience very seriously and believe in supporting each one of our service providers through hands-on clinical and personal supports. This type of individualized support allows our providers to focus on delivering the very best quality of therapy to their students and becoming outstanding clinicians. Our company was named one of New Hampshire’s best companies to work for in 2020 and 2021 by Business NH Magazine.

I welcome any potential candidates to reach out to me directly via email or by phone at (603) 524-9090.

Gabrielle Owens (she / her), Director of Marketing & Recruitment

gowens@boothbytherapy.com