Monica Marks
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VA CFY Opportunity, TN

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SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

OPPORTUNITY

JAMES H. QUILLEN VAMC

MOUNTAIN HOME, TN

Tentative start: July 2019

Deadline for applications: March 30, 2019

The James H. Quillen VAMC clinical fellowship provides experience in the evaluation and treatment of adults with cognitive communication impairments, aphasia, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, and voice disorders.  The clinical fellow can expect training in performing fluoroscopic swallow evaluations, stroboscopic voice evaluations, post laryngectomy voice restoration, clinical video telehealth, as well as assistive technology for augmenting communication and cognition.   The clinical fellow works closely with a variety of specialty services and teams including gastroenterology, radiology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation medicine, nutrition, pulmonology, primary care, and the traumatic brain Injury/polytrauma program. 

We are currently accepting applications for a clinical fellow at Mountain Home, Tennessee with experience in the hospital, outpatient clinic, and Community Living Center (CLC).  The hospital setting includes experiences in acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and clinical video telehealth. The CLC provides short-term rehab, respite, hospice/palliative care,  and long-term care.  Outcomes/Evidence based practice for treatment across communicative, cognitive, and swallowing disorders is emphasized. 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

* CF positions are  twelve months. Tentatively scheduled to begin July 2019.

* CF positions are 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) with a compensation package that includes salary, health

   benefits, and sick and annual leave. 

* These are temporary appointments without potential to become permanent positions. 

* Applicants with strong academic backgrounds and clinical experience in medical speech pathology including

   neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia are preferred.

*Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:

Please send the following items all together in the SAME e-mail or packet**:

1)   Letter of interest with a brief overview of clinical experiences and interests

2)   Resume/CV

3)   Two letters of recommendation from faculty orclinical supervisors –letters should be emailed or mailed

       with the complete application packet

4)   Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (these can be unofficial)

**Incomplete or late packets will not be considered

All application packets must be received by COB March 30, 2019. All interviews will be held in April 2019 (in person or by conference). 

For submissions, further information, or questions, interested candidates may contact  Patrick Henley, MS, CCC-SLP, at

Patrick.henley1@va.gov.

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