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VA looking for an as-needed SLP

The VA Puget Sound and VA American Lake are looking for SLP providers who will work as needed (paid per patient, no benefits).  For more information, please see the contact information below:

Abigail Potts, MS, CCC-SLP

Section Chief, Speech Pathology

VA Puget Sound Healthcare System

1660 S. Columbian Way

Mail Stop S-126-AUD

Seattle, WA 98108

Telephone: (206) 277-3430

Vocera ext 68304

Fax: (206) 764-2672

San Antonio TX VA Clinical Fellowship

Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital

2021-2022 Clinical Fellowship in Medical Speech-Language Pathology
Deadline for applications: Friday, February 12th, 2021

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System Speech-Language Pathology section is pleased to announce one Clinical Fellowship
opportunity for 2021-2022. The goal of the Clinical Fellowship is to provide experience in the Speech-Language Pathology scope of
practice along a broad continuum of care. This position is a temporary appointment not to exceed one year.

The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, a level 1A – high complexity facility, is the primary training site and will offer the clinical fellow experience in evaluation and treatment of cognitive communication, language, motor speech, swallowing, and voice
disorders. In addition to outpatient clinics and acute inpatient care, the fellow will rotate through the following specialized areas: Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program, Home-Based Primary Care, and the Community Living Center. Training will include:
• Fluoroscopic swallow evaluations
• Endoscopic swallow evaluations
• Stroboscopic voice evaluations
• Post-laryngectomy voice restoration
• ALS multidisciplinary clinic
• Transgender voice therapy
• Head and neck cancer clinic
• Evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness
• Evaluation and training for use of assistive technology
• Geriatrics
• Palliative care and hospice

The clinical fellow will also have the opportunity to focus their training in one of two specialty areas:
1. Neurocognitive Communication Disorders
2. Voice and Swallow Multidisciplinary Laryngology Clinic
San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States, but is known for its feel as a “big, small town.” Housing is very affordable,
and schools are excellent. San Antonio is the home of the Alamo, River Walk, Sea World, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The city is two
hours from Texas beaches, one hour from Austin, the live music capitol of the world, and is home of five-time NBA Champions, the
San Antonio Spurs.

Instructions for applying:
– Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply
– Please submit a résumé, letter of intent, and 3 letters of recommendation in a single PDF document by 2/12/2021.
*Please label PDF as follows: Last Name, First Initial (e.g. Palmer, N)
– Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
– Please send documents electronically via email in a single PDF document format. However, letters of recommendation will also be accepted if sent separately by email or postal mail (must be postmarked on or prior to Friday, February 12, 2021). Email and postal mail addresses as follows:

Speech-Language Pathology MS126
ATTN: South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78229

Email: Nicole.Palmer@va.gov and Jenna.MacKenzie@va.gov

CF San Francisco VA

San Francisco VA Health Care System
Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship Opportunity

Position begins: August 2021
Deadline for applications: 1/29/2021

The Speech Pathology program at the San Francisco VA System of Care provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services for
inpatients, out-patients (including telehealth delivery of care) and residents of our Community Living Center for Veteran
populations ranging from young adult to geriatric. The CF will provide services in all areas of medical speech pathology,
and may also gain specialized experience in endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, tracheostomy, post-laryngectomy
voice restoration, AAC use particularly in the ALS population and experience with certified LSVT clinicians as the SFVA
Medical Center has 1 of the 6 PADRECC Centers in the VHA.
The SFVA Medical Center is an integral part of the medical residency program of UC San Francisco and enjoys a dynamic
teaching/learning environment. The CF will interact with a variety of specialty services, including Neurology,
Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care, Otolaryngology, Radiology, Pulmonary, OT/PT, N&FS,
Nursing, Palliative Care and Respiratory Therapy.
We are seeking clinical fellow with a strong interest in general medical speech pathology and internship experience in
the acute care medical setting. The candidate must have the ability to learn in a fast-paced clinical environment. LSVT
Certification and FEES experience is a plus.
General Information:
1. CF position is a temporary appointment, full time for 12 months beginning in August 2021
2. Only US citizens are eligible to apply
3. $48,090.00 stipend plus medical and leave benefits
Interested applicants should submit the following as one completed packet via email by 1/29/21:
1. A letter of interest
2. Resume
3. Currently available official or unofficial graduate transcript
4. Two letters of recommendations signed by clinical supervisors
Please email completed packet as a single .pdf to:
Patricia.Cavanagh@va.gov

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.

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