SPEECH PATHOLOGY CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Position begins: September 2021
Deadline for applications: Friday February 12, 2021
A year-long CF position in speech-language pathology is available through the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. This will be a blended fellowship experience incorporating training through the Speech Pathology section and the GRECC.
The Speech Pathology Section offers services to inpatient and outpatient Veterans in a Level 1B (second highest medical complexity) acute care hospital comprised of 113 inpatient hospital beds (including residents of the Community Living Center and hospice care unit) and a 16-bed intensive care unit. The CF will interact professionally with specialty services including Neurology, ENT, Med/Surg, Nutrition, Nursing, and other rehabilitation therapies. All CFs will gain experience and provide services in all areas of medical speech pathology, including evaluation/treatment of individuals with dysphagia (videofluoroscopy), speech and language disorders, cognitive disorders and voice disorders. They will also gain specialized experience in cognitive rehabilitation for veterans with mTBI, neurogenic communication disorders, endoscopic procedures (FEES and laryngovideostroboscopy), head and neck cancer, total laryngectomy education and tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis maintenance.
The CF will also participate in several weekly Geriatric-based interdisciplinary clinics. Trainees will be integrated directly into these interdisciplinary geriatrics teams and, through administration of standardized screening tools, will identify those Veterans who would benefit from additional dysphagia, speech/language, and/or cognitive intervention from the Speech Pathology service. Additionally, the CF trainee will complete a dysphagia-focused research project through integration with Dr. Rogus-Pulia’s research program. We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in medical speech pathology, geriatrics, and dysphagia research, as well as a desire to grow professionally in a fast-paced, learning-oriented medical setting.
CF positions are for one year.
This is a temporary appointment without potential to become a permanent position.
Applicants with a strong academic background and/or clinical experience in neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/communication disorders, voice, and dysphagia are preferred.
Only US citizens are eligible to apply.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
**ALL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SCANNED AS A SINGLE PDF FILE AND EMAILED**
Letter of interest describing your background, professional interests, and why you would like to be part of our team at the VA
Graduate program transcripts (can be unofficial)
2 letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors (include these in your scanned email attachment; do not send separately)
All application packets must be emailed by Friday February 12th, 2021.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please email applications to:
Please contact us with questions: (608) 256-1901
Jill Zielinski, MS, CCC-SLP Nicole M. Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP Kathleen Wengel, MS, CCC-SLP
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