SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Positions begin: Summer 2020
Deadline for applications: Friday, January 24, 2020
VAPHS – University Drive Campus
Three Clinical Fellow (CF) training positions in Speech Pathology are available at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). The positions involve clinical rotations through both the University Drive and H.J. Heinz divisions of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System as well as participation in a unique intensive residential aphasia treatment program(http://www.pittsburgh.va.gov/PIRATE/). There is a significant emphasis on mentoring during these fellowships and interested individuals can expect to gain experience with and knowledge of the full range of adult medical speech-language pathology services.
The University Drive division is a Level 1a (highest complexity) acute care hospital offering both inpatient and outpatient Speech Pathology services while the Heinz division is a skilled nursing facility with acute and sub-acute rehabilitation, and palliative care units. Opportunities to learn or further develop skills in clinical swallowing evaluations, instrumental swallowing evaluations, TEP placement/management, and tracheostomy and ventilator dependent communication and swallowing evaluation/management will be provided. Clinical experiences in diagnosis and treatment of aphasia, motor speech disorders, and cognitive-communication impairments are also an integral part of the CFY.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
Please send the following no later than 1/24/20 to:
Christine Matthews, CScD, CCC-SLP; BCS-S
**ALL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SCANNED AS A SINGLE PDF FILE AND EMAILED**
2. Letter of interest describing your background, professional interests, and why you would like to complete your CFY in the VA
3. Graduate program transcripts (can be unofficial)
4. Names and contact information of 2 references (no letters are needed)
The anticipated time frame to begin interviews is February 2020.
Please contact Dr. Christine Matthews with any questions.