Monica Marks
Feb 8

CFY VA Opportunity Chicago


Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellowship Year Op portunity


Desired start date: Summer 2019

Deadline for Applications: 5:00pm CST February 22nd,2019

One full-time CF position in Speech-Language Pathology is availableat JBVAMC located in the Illinois Medical District, two miles west ofdowntown Chicago. The Speech Pathology Section is comprised of a dynamic, collaborative healthcare team serving inpatients, acute inpatient rehab, residents of the Community Living Center and outpatients. The CF will interact professionally with specialty services including Medicine, ENT, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Nutrition, Nursing, and other rehabilitation therapies. The CF 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, etc. The CF may also gain specialized experience in cognitive rehabilitation for veterans with TBI/Polytrauma, laryngectomy care, and telehealth. We are seeking a candidate with a strong interest in medical Speech Pathology and a desire to grow professionally in a fast-paced, learning-oriented medical setting.


The Monday-Friday CF position is 12 months and a temporary appointment without potential to

become a permanent position

Applicants must have a strong academic background and/or clinical experience in neuroscience,

neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, dysphagia, voice,and evidenced-based practice

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered


Email the following (in a single PDF document) by 5:00pm CST 2/22/2019 to


Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts

– 2 letters of recommendation

Letter of intent describing your clinical interests and why you would like to be part of our team

– Clinical Experience Questions Document (see attached)

Anticipated time frame for interviews is late March/early April,2019for selected applicants. For further information or questions, interested candidates may contact Rachel Kesler, M.S., CCC-SLP at or (312) 569-7526.

Clinical Experience Questions

Hours of clinical experience with adults:

Setting​​​​​​​​      Number of hours

☐ Outpatient clinic​​​​​​​​​​

☐ Acute inpatient care​​​​​​​​​

☐ Inpatient rehab/Rehab hospital​​​​​​​​


☐ Prior or upcoming VA placement​​​​​​​​

Dysphagia experience with adults

Successful completion of MBSiMP training

☐ Yes ☐ No

Estimated number the following:

• Bedside/Clinical Swallow Evaluationso Observation: ​ o Administration & Interpretation: ​ ​• Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studieso Observation: ​ o Administration & Interpretation: ​• Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)o Observation: ​ o Administration & Interpretation: ​

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