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San Francisco VA Healthcare System (Deadline: 3/2/18)

Location: San Francisco VA – San Francisco, CA

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Start Date: Late Summer/Early Fall 2018

Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center

San Francisco VA Health Care System Speech Pathology Clinical Fellowship Opportunity

Position begin: Late Summer or Early Fall 2018

Deadline for applications:  3/2/2018

The Speech Pathology program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services for inpatients,  out-patients (including telehealth delivery of care) and residents of our CLC for Veteran populations ranging from young adult to geriatric.   The CF will provide services in all areas of medical speech pathology, including dysphagia, cognitive-communicative impairment, aphasia, dysarthria and voice.  The CF may also gain specialized experience in endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and voice, tracheostomy, post-laryngectomy voice restoration, AAC use particularly in the ALS population and experience with certified LSVT clinicians as the SFVA Medical Center has 1 of the 6 PADRECC Centers in the VHA.

The SFVA Medical Center is an integral part of the medical residency program of UCSF and enjoys a dynamic teaching/learning environment.  The CF will interact with a variety of specialty services, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery,  General Surgery, Critical Care,  Otolaryngology, Radiology, Pulmonary, OT/PT, N&FS, Nursing, Palliative Care and Respiratory Therapy.

We are seeking candidates with a strong interest in medical speech pathology with internship experience in the acute care medical setting and a desire to learn in a fast-paced medical setting.

General Information:

  1. CF position is a temporary appointment, full time for 12 months beginning late summer or early fall of 2018
  2. Only US citizens are eligible to apply
  3. $47,355.00 stipend plus medical and leave benefits

Interested applicants should submit the following as one completed packet via email by 3/2/18:

  1. A letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Currently available official or unofficial graduate transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendations from clinical supervisors

Please email completed packet to: Patricia.Cavanagh@va.gov

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