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2022 SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

GREATER LOS ANGELES VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

 

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The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is one of the largest health care facilities within the Department of Veterans Affairs, serving the 1.4 million Veterans who reside throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. VAGLAHS consists of an acute care medical center, two ambulatory care centers, and ten community-based outpatient clinics and is affiliated with both UCLA and USC Schools of Medicine.

The Speech Pathology Department consists of nine full-time SLPs and serves the ICU, PCU, TCU, General Medicine, and Acute Rehab Units within the medical center as well as Community Living Centers, a Hospice unit, and a busy outpatient clinic. The department has close working relationships with many other services and is part of the Acute Rehab Team, ALS Clinic, Head & Neck Tumor Board, Parkinson’s Disease, Research, Education, and Clinical Center (PADRECC), and  Polytrauma Clinic, among others.  The Clinical Fellow will gain training and experience in the assessment and treatment of adults with aphasia, cognitive communication impairment, dysphagia, motor speech, and voice disorders in addition to working with special patient populations including head & neck cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, TBI, trach/vent, and AAC.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

o   The Clinical Fellowship (CF)  is a 12 month appointment and tentatively scheduled to begin July – August 2022.

o   The CF will work 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes salary, health benefits, and sick and annual leave.

o   This is a temporary appointment without potential for permanent employment.

o   Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

o   Applicants with a strong academic background and/or clinical experience in neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/ communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia are preferred.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

  • letter of interest
  • resume
  • graduate transcript (may be unofficial)
  • two letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors
  • Send documents as a single PDF.
  • Email subject should read “2022 CFY”.
  • All application packets must be emailed by Friday, April 8, 2022 to be considered.

 

Please contact Nayiri Adessian, MS, CCC-SLP at nayiri.adessian@va.gov or 310-268-3701 with any questions.

 

VA CFY Atlanta

2022-2023

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Decatur, GA

 

Deadline for applications:  January 31, 2022

 

 

The Atlanta VA Health Care System is seeking candidates for its 2022-2023 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 2022
  • 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 4th.

 

 

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, January 31, 2022.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

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

Long Beach VA CFY

Long Beach VA Healthcare System

Announcing Opening for

Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship Position

 

The Speech Pathology Section at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center located in Long Beach, CA is pleased to announce a Clinical Fellowship position with a desired start date of October 2022.  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, 2022.  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

VA CFY Chicago

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Opportunity

JESSE BROWN VA MEDICAL CENTER (JBVAMC)

Position begins: Summer 2022

Deadline for Applications: 5:00 pm CST February 4th, 2022

 

One full-time CF position in Speech-Language Pathology is available at JBVAMC located in the Illinois Medical District, two miles west of downtown Chicago. The Speech Pathology Section is comprised of a dynamic, collaborative healthcare team serving inpatients, acute inpatient rehabilitation, residents of the Community Living Center (CLC), and outpatients. The CF will interact professionally with specialty services including Medicine, ENT, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Nutrition, Nursing, and other rehabilitative therapies. The CF will gain experience and provide services in all areas of medical speech-language pathology, including evaluation/treatment of individuals with dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communicative impairments, motor speech, and voice disorders. The CF may also gain specialized experience in cognitive rehabilitation for veterans with TBI/Polytrauma, laryngectomy care, and telehealth services. Applicants must have a strong academic background and/or clinical experience in neuroscience, neurogenic disorders, dysphagia, and evidenced-based practice. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in adult medical speech-language pathology and a desire to grow professionally in a diverse, learning-oriented medical setting.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) CF position is a 12-month temporary appointment to begin Summer 2022, that includes medical and leave benefits
  • Late or incomplete applications or ones that don’t follow instructions below will not be considered
  • Virtual interviews will be scheduled in February/March 2022 for selected applicants

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Email the following (in a single PDF document) by 5:00pm CST 2/4/22 to: Lindsay.Ginsberg@va.gov

  1. Letter of intent describing your clinical interests and why you would like to be part of our team
  2. Resume
  3. 2 letters of recommendation, including their contact information
  4. Adult clinical experience questionnaire (see attached)
  5. Separate PDF:  Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (may be unofficial)

 

For further questions, interested candidates may contact Lindsay Ginsberg, M.S, CCC-SLP at Lindsay.Ginsberg@va.gov or (312) 569-7525.

 

***Please note, due to significant number of applications received each year, only the first 60 complete application packets received will be considered. If you are within the first 60 applications received, you will be provided confirmation of receipt.

CFY at Puget Sound VA

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
VA PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Positions begin: Summer or Early Fall 2022
Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022

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 may 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. The 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 Speech Pathologist are devoted to our training/mentoring program and clinical fellows can expect to work closely with their
clinical supervisors as they develop advanced clinical skills. We are seeking applicants with a strong interest in medical speech pathology, an ability to learn in a fast paced environment, have a strong academic background, and some clinical experience in a medical setting.

GENERAL INFORMATION AND REQUIRMENTS:

* CF positions are temporary appointments, full time for twelve months; tentatively scheduled to begin between July
2022 through August 2022.
* CF positions are 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes salary, health
benefits, and sick and annual leave.
*Only US citizens are eligible to apply.
*Graduation from a fully accredited Speech-Language Pathology graduate program (M.A. or M.S.) is required.
*Candidate should demonstrate an enthusiasm for Medical Speech Pathology with interest in neuroscience,
neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia, as evidenced by academic transcripts.
*Interviews will be scheduled with the selection team for top candidates, in person or via videoconference.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Submit the following items as a single PDF document by close of business (5 pm PST) on January 31 , 2022.
Please label PDF as follows: “LASTNAME.VAPUGETSOUND.CFY2022”
1)  Resume/CV
2)  Letter of interest including your background, professional interest and objective
3)  2 Letters of Recommendation signed by faculty or clinical supervisors (include these in your single PDF file,
do not send separately)

4)  Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (these can be official or 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. Applications that do not conform with these instructions
will not be considered.

Please email completed application packet to:
Junette Hope McGougin, MCD, CCC-SLP
Junette.McGougin2@va.gov

CFY at West Palm Beach VA

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP YEAR (CFY) OPPORTUNITY

West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

 

Position begins: Summer 2022

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 4, 2022

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center  is a dynamic hospital offering a comprehensive Clinical Fellowship experience serving patients throughout the continuum of care, including inpatients, outpatients, and residents in the Community Living Center (CLC) and Hospice units. In addition, we provide comprehensive telemedicine and homecare services and group treatment programs to veterans in the community.

 

The Clinical Fellow will engage in a professionally challenging year gaining experience in evaluation and evidence based treatment of adults with dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communication impairments, motor-speech disorders, and voice disorders. The candidate will develop skills in performing swallowing evaluations (including fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallow evaluations), endoscopic voice evaluations, assistive technology (AAC) and post-laryngectomy voice restoration. Our hospital also serves as a Polytrauma Clinic Support Team (Level III). 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The CF position is twelve months to begin Summer/Fall 2022.

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.
  3. 2 Letters of recommendation signed by clinical supervisors & their contact information.
  4. Graduate program transcript (may be unofficial).
  5. CFY Candidacy Experience Document.

Application e-mail must be received by COB 2/4/2022.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Virtual interviews will be scheduled in early March 2022.

Mountain Home (TN) CF

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

OPPORTUNITY

MOUNTAIN HOME (JAMES H. QUILLEN) VAMC

MOUNTAIN HOME, TN

Tentative start: July 2022

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2022

 

We are currently accepting applications for a clinical fellow at Mountain Home, Tennessee.  The setting includes experiences in acute and critical care, outpatient clinic, and the CLC, which provides short-term rehab, respite, hospice/palliative care,  and long-term care.  Outcomes/Evidence based practice for treatment across communicative, cognitive, and swallowing disorders is emphasized.

 

The Mountain Home VAMC clinical fellowship provides experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults with cognitive communication impairments, aphasia, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, and voice disorders.  The clinical fellow can expect training in performing fluoroscopic swallow evaluations, stroboscopic voice evaluations, post laryngectomy voice restoration,  and assistive technology for augmenting communication and cognition.   The clinical fellow works closely with a variety of specialty services and teams including gastroenterology, radiology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, nutrition, pulmonology, primary care, and the traumatic brain Injury/polytrauma program.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 * CF positions are  twelve months. Tentatively scheduled to begin July 2022.

* 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.

* Applicants with strong academic backgrounds and clinical experience in medical speech pathology

including  neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia are

preferred.

* Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

 

Please send the following items all together in the SAME e-mail or packet**:

1)   Letter of interest with a brief overview of clinical experiences and interests

2)   Resume/CV

3)   Two letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors –letters should be emailed or

       mailed with the complete application packetIf those writing your letter(s) of recommendation

       prefer that you not read them, you should send your packet by mail with sealed letters enclosed.

4)   Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (these can be unofficial)

 

**Incomplete or late packets will not be considered

 

All application packets must be received by COB March 1, 2022. Any interviews will be held in March (by phone or video).

 

For submissions, further information, or questions, interested candidates may contact  Patrick Henley, MS, CCC-SLP, at Patrick.henley1@va.gov.

 

Mailing Address:

James H. Quillen VAMC

P.O. Box 4000

Speech-Language Pathology Clinic (126)

Attention: Patrick Henley, SLP

Mountain Home, TN 37684

Cincinnati VA CFY

SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Positions begin: Summer or Early Fall 2022
Deadline for applications: 2/14/2022

 

The Speech-Language Pathology Service at Cincinnati VA Medical Center offers one-year Clinical Fellowship opportunities in Speech-Language Pathology. Clinical fellows are full-time, funded employees who have the opportunity to achieve their clinical learning goals, including development of advanced practice skills, while being mentored by experienced clinicians. Fellows work and learn in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings within the Medical Center, and engage in interprofessional practice with specialty services including Neurology, Otolaryngology, Medicine, Oncology, TBI/Polytrauma, Nutrition, Nursing, and other rehabilitation therapies. Hands-on clinical teaching and supervision allow Fellows to develop the skills and abilities needed to manage a full-time, complex patient caseload. Fellows also engage in a variety of didactic and academic learning opportunities, including participation in interdisciplinary and community SLP journal clubs, attendance at College of Medicine Grand Rounds, surgical observations, onsite training in flexible endoscopy, and opportunities for postgraduate learning through in-person and virtual trainings and conferences. In
addition, Fellows have the opportunity to participate in clinical research and/or quality improvement programs that can train skills necessary for a future career incorporating clinical research. The Speech Pathology Section serves acute and critical care inpatients, outpatients, and residents of a Community Living Center. Fellows will gain experience and provide services in all general areas of medical speech pathology, including evaluation and treatment of individuals with dysphagia, speech and language disorders, cognitive disorders, voice disorders, and tracheostomy. They will also gain experience in subspecialty areas of speech language pathology, which may vary according to the specific professional goals
and interests of the selected Fellows. Overall, we are seeking candidates with a strong interest in medical speech pathology and a desire to grow and develop professionally in a fast-paced, learning-oriented medical setting.

Application and Employment Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Commitment to 12 months of federal employment at Cincinnati VA Medical Center
  • Graduation from a fully accredited Speech-Language Pathology graduate program (M.A. or   M.S.)
  • Eligibility for licensure in speech-language pathology and application for conditional licensure
  • Strong academic performance and interest in neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia, as evidenced by academic transcripts
  • Interviews will be scheduled with the selection team for top candidates, in person or via
    videoconference

 

Instructions for Applying:
Items listed below must be incorporated into a single PDF file, in the order listed, and sent via email. All application packets must be received by midnight of the specified date. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Application packets that do not conform with these instructions will not be considered.

  • Resume or CV
  • Letter of interest describing your background, professional interests, and goals
  • Graduate program transcripts (can be unofficial or copies)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (include these in your single PDF file, do not send separately)

Please contact Dr. Kathy Welden, Speech Pathology Health Professions Trainee Coordinator, with any questions as you move through the application process.

All application packets must be emailed by Monday, 2/14/2022. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications that do not conform with these instructions will not be considered.

For more information about the positions, please visit:

http://www.va.gov/cincinnati-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/speech-pathology-clinical-fellowship/

Please email applications to: (both)
Kathy Welden, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S kathy.welden@va.gov
Laura Klug, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS laura.klug@va.gov

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