Jan 24, 2018

2 Clinical Fellowship Positions Boston VA


The VA Boston Healthcare System announces TWO Clinical Fellowship (CF) positions for Fiscal Year 2019.  The starting date will be within the time frame of July through September 2018 negotiable depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

Recruitment begins NOW.  Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2017.

The appointment is 12 months, 2080 hours.

The stipend is $43,343 + benefits

TWO full-time, one year (12 month) CF positions available.

*must be a US Citizen for this opportunity. 

*Applicants with a strong academic background in adult anatomy, cognitive-communication disorders, dysphagia, evidence-based practice, language disorders, neuroscience, neurogenic communication disorders, and voice are preferred. 

Interested applicants should submit the following for a completed application:

1.  A cover letter of interest in the position

2.  A Vitae/Resume

3.  Two signed letters of recommendation (emailed by candidate or reference)

4. Experience Questions (Attached as an addendum  below)

Call me with any questions.  We will accept completed applications ONLY (cover letter, resume, references, and experience document) from right now through February 16 and then pick the top 6-8 candidates from those for interview with a plan to finalize the process selecting a candidate on or before March 24.  

Tentative start date is July through September 2018.   We intend to offer TWO distinct experiences with opportunity to share populations and settings for limited prescribed intervals.  One focus will be on Geriatric Care, one focus on Rehab/Acute Care.

VA Boston Healthcare System provides more traineeships to budding healthcare professionals than any VA in the country and the interprofessional experience is unmatched.  VABHS is the largest consolidated facility in VISN 1, encompasses 3 main campuses and our staff consists of 6.0 FTEE. The consolidated facility consists of the Jamaica Plain Campus, located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Community; the tertiary care West Roxbury Campus, located on the Dedham line; and the Brockton Campus, located 20 miles south of Boston.


Send application and references electronically as a single packet (required):

References can also be accepted directly from the referring party if needed


Gary D. Gramigna M.S., CCC-SLP  Speech Pathology Supervisor   (126) VA Boston Healthcare System 1400 VFW Parkway West Roxbury MA  02132 Wrk: 857-203-6776 Fax: 857-203-5507 Eml:


                           SLP CF EXPERIENCE DOCUMENT


Please use this to highlight your resume experiences byidentifying/marking if you have specific experience in the following areas. Mark what is relevant to you. When asked length of time, please estimate number of weeks/months, etc. At VA Boston we take specific interest in any and all of our applicants and carefully review each COMPLETE application. We examine your experience as a whole and do not rely on one single factor to determine your candidacy. This is not a list of the experience required to be interviewed, but helps us find the right CF role for you with us at VA Boston!


___ Elaborate the clinical adult experience you have

Setting:                                                                      Length of Time (in weeks): 

o Tertiary Hospital/Inpatient Acute Care          

o Long Term Acute Care (LTAC)                     

o Rehabilitation Hospital                                   

o Long Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility       

o Hospice                                                          

o Outpatient                                                      

o In-house Clinical Practica/Center/Clinic        


Type of Clinical ADULT Experience:

o Dysphagia

o Cognition

o Language

o Motor Speech

o Voice

o Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)


___ Elaborate dysphagia experience you have.


o Clinical Swallow Evaluations

                        Length of Dysphagia Experience (in weeks):

                        Estimated Total Number of:

___ Observe it

___ Administer it

___ Interpret it

o ­­Modified Barium/Video Fluoroscopic Swallow Studies

Length of Dysphagia Experience (in weeks):

Estimated Total Number of:

___ Observe it

___ Administer it

___ Interpret it

o Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Length of Dysphagia Experience (in weeks):

            Estimated Total Number of:

___ Observe it

___ Administer it

___ Interpret it


___ Tell us about your work (if any) in Inter-disciplinary TEAMS.

Type:                                                                         Length of Time (in weeks): 

o Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation                                   

o Transitional Care (subacute) Rehabilitation               

o Palliative Care                                                            

o Other : ________________


___ What kind of experiences with VA (if any) have you had?

        __ N/A  __Yes


___ Why do you want to work at VA Boston?

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