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MedSLP Summit FREE-May 17th-20th

Hello!

Like 2020, 2021 has been quite the year so far!

We understand that academic programs have been slowly getting back to more “normal” schedules and are gradually returning to a sense of pre-COVID order.

Congratulations on making things work during a very difficult time.

We wanted to take a moment to make your program aware of The MedSLP Summit.

The MedSLP Summit is a chance for your students to listen to up to 10 hours (20 thirty minute presentations) of evidence-based material about multiple topics in the medical SLP world.

And are you ready for this?

The event is completely FREE (AND NO you do NOT have to be a MedSLP Collective member to register)!

We hope that you will pass this information on to your students and even your faculty!

Please join us for The MedSLP Summit on May 17th-21st from 8:00-10:00 PM EST.

This virtual summit will consist of 20 short presentations presented by 20 of our mentors.

Come climb the evidence-based mountain with us!

It will be a fun, energizing, and positive experience for your students.

This link will register them and they can check out the amazing speaker line up as well:

https://medslpcollective.com/summitinviteforgrads

Warm Regards,
Theresa Richard & Team

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER CFY IN VOICE, SWALLOWING AND UPPER AIRWAY

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER FELLOWSHIP IN VOICE, SWALLOWING AND UPPER AIRWAY

Fellowship Dates:
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
Ldoyley@uw.edu

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

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CF Opportunity at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Duration: 13 months
Accreditation: ASHA accredited
Apply: Download application forms and instructions.
Application period: January 1, 2020 to March 1, 2020
Program start: August 2020
Prerequisites: eligibility for a limited license in Maryland.

This program aims to develop speech language pathologists that will:

  • Provide innovative and evidence based care to the medically complex population.
  • Advocate for and advance the integral role of speech-language pathology and rehabilitation in the management and prevention of impairments.
  • Possess system skills such as outcome measurement, quality improvement, project management and leadership within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Act as strong patient and family advocates.

Program benefits:

  • Salary and full-time benefits.
  • One-on-one clinical mentoring.
  • Variety of unique didactic experiences.
  • Opportunity to participate in clinical research.
  • Leadership skill development.

Details:

We offer a 13-month fellowship experience with a focus on outpatient care across the Johns Hopkins entities. The outpatient fellowship includes 30 hours of clinical work and 20 hours of didactic experiences and research exposure each week.

  • Clinical evaluation and treatment experience in the areas of motor speech, language, cognition, swallowing, speech generating devices and alternative communication.
  • One-on-one mentorship with experienced SLPs.
  • Didactic experience, including: surgery observations, participation in multidisciplinary rounds, monthly swallowing conference, and monthly journal club meetings.
  • MBS-IMP certification.
  • Participation in scholarly activities including: case presentations, multidisciplinary education, and research project with the opportunity to present at a conference or submit for publication.
  • Leadership experience including mentorship of the next CFY.
  • Participation in Johns Hopkins Research Development Program.

Application:

For the full job posting and directions to apply, please click here. Application due date is March 1, 2020.

CF in Voice & Upper Airway at the UR Medicine Voice Center

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 23 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 two fellowship trained laryngologists, and five 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.

Job Description:
July 1, 2020 through June 30th, 2021; start date is flexible as long as the required 9 months can be completed before June 30th, 2020
Full Time 40 hours Speech Pathology

Position Summary:
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 weekly 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. 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 transgender or singing voice clients is a plus.

Individuals who have already completed their Clinical Fellowship Year will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2020, 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.

1. Applications should be received in 1 PDF document
2. The first item in the application should be a cover sheet with the applicant’s name, email address, complete mailing address, and phone number.
3. 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
4. The third item in the application should be a curriculum vitae or resume
5. 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
Fax: 585-271-7228
Sheryl_maier@URMC.rochester.edu

 

CF Position at the George E Wahlen VA Medical Center

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 2020.  This one-year position will be full-time (40 hours/week) with an approximate salary of $39,328 + 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).  Additionally, there may be an opportunity to work with the Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech Research Lab headed by Dr. Julie Wambaugh.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
(1) Cover Letter/Letter of Intent
(2) Resume
(3) Two letters of recommendation (include these in your email attachment, do not send separately)
(4) Graduate Program Transcripts (official or unofficial copy)

-Email subject should read “First & Last name, 2020 CFY Packet” and be submitted in a single PDF.
-Application packet Deadline: February 21, 2020.  Late or incomplete packets will not be considered.
-Top candidate selections will be announced March 12, 2020
-Interviews for top candidates will be scheduled March 24-26, 2020 (in person or videoconference)
-Please email if at any time your application packet may be removed from the review/consideration process.

Email application packets to:
tiffany.atkinson@va.gov

CF Position at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Augusta, Georgia is home of the Master’s Tournament and offers a variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Augusta is home to a large medical community and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (CNVAMC) is one of six medical centers within the area. The CNVAMC is a two division medical center and has been designated as a Level II Polytrauma site. CNVAMC has CARF accredited programs for inpatient rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injury, Subacute/Medical Rehabilitation, and Blind Rehabilitation. Our Speech Pathologists hold many specialty certifications, including Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Certification in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy, among others.

Clinical fellows (CFs) are encouraged to be active participants in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams in patient care. CFs evaluate and treat cognitive communication impairments, language disorders, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders related to a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, spinal cord injury, head and neck cancer, TBI, etc. CFs receive training in instrumental assessment and treatment, including modified barium swallow studies, FEES, and stroboscopy. CFs will gain experience by working in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and community living centers. CFs work closely with many specialty services and teams, including gastroenterology, radiology, neurology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, nutrition, pulmonology, otorhinolaryngology, primary care physicians, mental health, and the TBI/Polytrauma program.

CFs with a strong medical speech pathology background, strong academic background, and the desire to grow professionally in a diverse learning environment are encouraged to apply.

The Clinical Fellowship stipend is for 1 year (12 months, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week) and pays approximately $39,328.00 plus benefits. Health insurance is also available and costs vary depending upon coverage.

– The Clinical Fellowship may begin as early as June 1, 2020.
– CF positions are for one year (12 months)
– CF positions are temporary appointments
– Only US citizens are eligible to apply
– Top candidates will be contacted for interviews (phone or videoconference)

We currently have 3 full-time Speech Pathologists at our two-division Medical Center. Some examples of opportunities for experience include: MBSS, FEES, stroboscopy, trach/vent,
laryngectomy rehabilitation/TEP, TBI (including mild TBI), CVA/aphasia, dysphagia therapy, AAC evaluation and treatment, and voice evaluation and therapy, including transgender voice therapy and post-laryngeal communication and voice therapy. Our team covers inpatient, outpatients, and residents in our Community Living Centers.

Interested applicants may be considered by sending the following as a single PDF file:

– Cover letter/Letter of interest
– Resume
– Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate school transcripts)
– 2 letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (please include in your scanned/attached email)

All application packets must be emailed by COB Friday, March 06, 2020. Late or incomplete submissions will not be included.

Completed packets from all applicants will be reviewed and chosen applicants will be contacted regarding scheduling of interviews (via telephone or teleconference).

Please email applications to:
Jennifer.Pace2@va.gov

CF Position in the Long Beach VA Healthcare System

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 2020. 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, 2020. 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

CF Opportunity in the CW Bill Young/Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

The CW Bill Young/Bay Pines (Florida) VA Healthcare System  announces the availability of (1) Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) opportunity.  Recruitment will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted through January 27. 2020.

The appointment is for 12 months, 2080 hours, with a planned start date in late summer/early fall 2020.  There is a stipend of $39,328 paid to the selected candidate, an employer share of FICA of $3,009, and an employer share of benefits of $4,618 for a total funds allocation of $46,954.

Bay Pines is among the busiest of VA Healthcare Systems nationwide.  The Speech Pathology Section is comprised of 3.5 FTEE and is part of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service.  Veterans are referred from Medicine, Surgery, Geriatrics and Extended Care (Community Living Center), and the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service as well as from throughout the Healthcare System which extends to Ft. Myers and Naples to the south.

The Bay Pines campus is located on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the Tampa Bay area, just northwest of downtown St. Petersburg, south of Clearwater, and west across the Bay from Tampa.  The campus consists of 31+ buildings on 337 acres including in addition to the medical center, a regional office and  national cemetery. Come enjoy a beautiful work campus, and such local attractions as Rays baseball, Sunken Gardens, and the Dali Museum, in a temperate climate filled with year-round opportunities for indoor and outdoor fun.

From our campus and just distant to a wonderful view of Boca Ciega Bay are the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Enjoy sitting/walking/running/biking/skating on/by the beach, water sports and activities, the theatre, amusement parks (Disney, Universal, Sea World, Busch Gardens), museums, art galleries, “spring training,” professional sports, and more.

The fellowship will offer inpatient and outpatient experience with diagnosis and treatment of swallowing, communication, and cognitive disorders, as well as experience with post-laryngectomy and TE prostheses care.

All applications are due by 3pm EST on Monday 01/27/20; interviews will be completed by phone, will be limited to the top 5 applicants, and will be scheduled the week of February 3rd–7th.

Interested applicants should submit the following by e-mail (preferably as a single PDF file), or by FAX:
1.  A letter of professional/career objectives
2.  Vitae/Resume
3.  Official or unofficial graduate transcripts
4.  Two letters of recommendation

Submit application materials to:
Tetina Kinney, MA, CCC/SLP
Speech Pathologist
Tetina.Kinney@va.gov
FAX: 727-398-9501

CF Opportunity at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

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 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. The Speech-Language Pathologists coordinate the Comprehensive ALS Interdisciplinary Team at our facility, which will provide a rich clinical experience.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • The CF position is twelve months to begin Late Summer/Fall 2020.
  • 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes a stipend of $41,861 plus health benefits, sick and annual leave.
  • This is a temporary appointment without potential to become a permanent position.
  • Applicants must have a strong academic background as well as clinical experience in adult medical speech-language pathology.
  • Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

*ALL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AS A SINGLE PDF FILE AND SENT VIA E-MAIL

1)    Resume

2)    Letter of interest describing your background, professional interests and why you would like to be a part of our team

3)    2 letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors (included in the PDF)

4)    Graduate program transcripts (may be unofficial)

Application e-mail must be received by 2/24/2020.

  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Interviews for top candidates will be scheduled by March 2020.

Please e-mail applications to :  Ann.Wick@va.gov