The Speech-Language Pathology Section at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is pleased to announce one (1) Clinical Fellowship position available for Fiscal Year 2019, with desired start Summer 2018 .
Clinical Fellows participate in a truly interdisciplinary team approach to evaluate and treat patients served within the medical center. Patients served cross the age span from young adult through older adult populations. Primarily, clinical fellows may evaluate and treat communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders related to stroke, a wide variety of medical diagnoses and degenerative diseases, and exposure to patients with traumatic brain injury and polytrauma. Fellows are active participants in the care of patients in medical and surgical wards, rehabilitation units (acute, subacute), outpatient clinics, and intensive care units. They participate in interdisciplinary conferences and rounds, family conferences, co-treatments with other service providers, group therapy sessions, and local and national data collection (e.g. FIM and other outcomes measures). The Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a specialty site for Assistive Technology, a TBI Center of Excellence and is one of five recognized Polytrauma Centers in the national VA system. McGuire VAMC offers CARF-accredited programs in inpatient rehabilitation for amputation, brain Injury, and spinal cord injury, residential transitional rehabilitation for brain Injury, and outpatient brain injury.
Richmond, VA is a diverse city with big city appeal but a small-town feel. Richmond is well known for its historical sites and excellent art and science museums. Additionally, Richmond is just a 2-hour drive from either the beach, the mountains or Washington, DC.
Richmond offers abundant outdoor life and excellent recreational river access. Known as “The River City,” the James River park system provides easy access to kayaking on our Class IV rapids, paddle boarding, hiking and much more. Richmond also hosted the International Cycling Union’s World Road Cycling Championship in 2015. Additionally, Richmond boasts world-class dining, numerous festivals, weekly farmers markets, local craft breweries, and sports such as AA baseball team The Flying Squirrels, and the Washington Redskins summer training camp.
This one-year position is full-time (40hrs/week) and includes salary, health benefits, along with sick and annual leave.
Applicants may apply for consideration by submitting a cover letter, resume/vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate school transcripts, and three letters of reference.
Letters of reference can be sent separately. References will be verified upon selection for interview.
Applicants may submit these materials via post or email (single PDF with subject:: CFY Packet FY 2019 ) by March 2nd to the address below:
H.H. McGuire VA Medical Center
PM&R # 117
Attn: Monique Jones, SLP
1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond. VA 23249 *Incomplete or late packets will not be considered.