The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) is happy to announce the availability of a full-time, one year Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology, to begin latesummer or early fall of 2020.
At PVAHCS, we serve inpatients, outpatients, and residents of the Community Living Center. We deliver services both in person and via telehealth. You will learn to evaluate and treat adults with cognitive-communication impairments, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and dysphonia. You will also gain experience with fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallow evaluations, endoscopic voice evaluations, and post-laryngectomy voice restoration. Patients are seen along the continuum of care, including acute/intensive, outpatient, and long-term care. You can expect close interaction with a variety of specialty services, including Ear/Nose/Throat; Physical Medicine & Rehab; Nutrition, Hospitality & Food; and Prosthetics & Sensory Aids. We work with a large and very active OEF/OIF population, as well as patients with ALS who are seen in our interdisciplinary ALS clinic, and patients with transgender-related communication needs. PVAHCS Speech Pathologists hold various specialty certifications, including Board Certification in Neurologic Communication Disorders, Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.
Phoenix is America's fifth largest city, with affordable housing and an extensive freeway system that connects all parts of the valley. Arizona has vast national forest lands that provide a variety of recreational activities, such as skiing, horseback riding, boating, hiking, and camping. The Phoenix metropolitan area has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools, and bike paths. For the sports enthusiast, there are professional baseball, basketball, football, and hockey teams. Those interested in culture will enjoy world-class concerts, theatre, shopping, and dining.
To apply, e-mail the following to Megan Tomlin at firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Letter of interest
• Two letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors
• Graduate transcript (may be unofficial)
Please send documents as a single PDF when possible. E-mail subject should read “2020 CFY”.
****Please note, due to significant number of applications receivedeach year, only the first 50 complete application packets received will be considered. This will ensure we are able to fully review and consider all application packet material for each of those 50 applicants.
Application packets must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, February 17, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
For additional information, contact Megan Tomlin at Megan.Tomlin@va.gov