Monica Marks
Jan 29

VA CFY Opportunity In South Texas

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Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital

2019-2020 Clinical Fellowship in Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Deadline for applications: Friday, February 15, 2019

The South Texas Veterans Health Care System Speech-Language Pathology section is pleased to announce one Clinical Fellowship opportunity. The goal of the Clinical Fellowship is to provide experience in the speech-language pathology scope of practice along a broad continuum of care. This position is a temporary appointment not to exceed one year.

The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, a level 1A – high complexity facility,  is the primary training site and will offer the clinical fellow experience in evaluation and treatment of cognitive communication, language, motor speech, swallowing, and voice disorders.  Training will include:

Fluoroscopic swallow evaluationsEndoscopic swallow evaluationsStroboscopic voice evaluationsPost-laryngectomy voice restorationALS multidisciplinary clinicTransgender voice therapyHead and neck cancer clinic

Secondary training sites will be within the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center and the Community Living Center. The clinical fellow can expect to gain experience in:

Rehabilitation of patients with injuries to multiple systems (polytrauma)Evaluation and treatment of emerging consciousness patientsEvaluation and training in use of assistive technologyPalliative careGeriatrics

The clinical fellow will also be provided with a shorter, 2 week rotation at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center.  Here, the clinical fellow can expect to gain experience in:

Pediatric Swallow Disorders to include Fluoroscopic Swallow EvaluationInterdisciplinary Infant-Toddler Clinic and Feeding Team

San Antonio is a large city with a “big, small town” feel to it.  Housing and cost of living expenses are very affordable, and the school systems are excellent.  San Antonio is home of the Alamo, the River Walk, Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and the 5-time NBA Champions, the San Antonio Spurs!  The city is located two hours away from the beach and only one hour away from Austin—the live music capitol of the world!

Instructions for applying:

Only U.S. citizens are eligible to applyPlease submit a résumé, letter of intent, and 3 letters of recommendation in a single PDF document by 2/15/2019.Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.Please send documents electronically via email in a single PDF document format. However, letters of recommendation will also be accepted if sent separately by email or postal mail (must be postmarked on or prior to Friday, February 15, 2019). Email and postal mail addresses as follows:

Speech-Language Pathology MS126 ATTN: Marisa E Leyden South Texas Veterans Health Care System 7400 Merton Minter Blvd San Antonio, TX 78229

Marisa.Leyden@va.gov

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