Monica Marks
Jan 29

VA CFY Opportunity in Georgia

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One Clinical Fellowship Position Available for FY 2020

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

Augusta, Georgia

Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology and Speech Pathology Section

Augusta, Georgia is home of the Master’s Tournament and offers a variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.  Augusta is home to a large medical community and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (CNVAMC) is one of six medical centers within the area.  The CNVAMC is a two division medical center and has been designated as a Level II Polytrauma site.  CNVAMC has CARF accredited programs for inpatient rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injury, Subacute/Medical Rehabilitation,  and Blind Rehabilitation.  Our Speech Pathologists hold many specialty certifications, including Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Certification in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy, among others.

Clinical fellows (CFs) are encouraged to be active participants in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams in patient care.  CFs evaluate and treat cognitive communication impairments, language disorders, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders related to a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, spinal cord injury, head and neck cancer, TBI, etc.  CFs receive training in instrumental assessment and treatment, including modified barium swallow studies, FEES, and stroboscopy.  CFs will gain experience by working in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and community living centers.  CFs work closely with many specialty services and teams, including gastroenterology, radiology, neurology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, nutrition, pulmonology, otorhinolaryngology, primary care physicians, mental health, and the TBI/Polytrauma program.

CFs with a strong medical speech pathology background, strong academic background, and the desire to grow professionally in a diverse learning environment are encouraged to apply.

The Clinical Fellowship stipend is for 1 year (12 months, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week) and pays approximately $39,226.00 plus benefits. Health insurance is also available and costs vary depending upon coverage.

The Clinical Fellowship may begin as early as June 1, 2019.CF positions are for one year (12 months)CF positions are temporary appointmentsOnly US citizens are eligible to applyTop candidates will be contacted for interviews (phone or videoconference)

We currently have 3 full-time Speech Pathologists at our two-division Medical Center. Some examples of opportunities for experience include:  MBSS, FEES, stroboscopy, trach/vent, laryngectomy rehabilitation/TEP, TBI (including mild TBI), CVA/aphasia, dysphagia therapy, AAC evaluation and treatment, and voice evaluation and therapy, including transgender voice therapy and post-laryngeal communication and voice therapy.  Our team covers inpatient, outpatients, and residents in our Community Living Centers.

Interested applicants may be considered by sending the following as a single PDF file:

Cover letter/Letter of interestResumeUnofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate school transcripts)2 letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (please include in your scanned/attached email)

All application packets must be emailed by COB Friday, March 01, 2019.  Late or incomplete submissions will not be included.

Completed packets from all applicants will be reviewed and chosen applicants will be contacted regarding scheduling of interviews (via telephone or teleconference).

Please email applications to:

Jennifer.Pace2@va.gov

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