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Phoenix VA Healthcare System (Deadline: 2/28/18)

Location: Phoenix VA – Phoenix, AZ

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

Start Date: Summer/Early Fall 2018

Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) is happy to announce the availability of a full-time, one year Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology, to begin summer or early fall of 2018.

At PVAHCS, we serve inpatients, outpatients, and residents of the Community Living Center. We deliver services both in person and via telehealth. You will learn to evaluate and treat adults with cognitive-communication impairments, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and dysphonia. You will also gain experience with fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallow evaluations, endoscopic voice evaluations, and post-laryngectomy voice restoration. Patients are seen along the continuum of care, including acute/intensive, outpatient, and long-term care. You can expect close interaction with a variety of specialty services, including Ear/Nose/Throat; Physical Medicine & Rehab; Nutrition, Hospitality & Food; and Prosthetics & Sensory Aids. We work with a large and very active OEF/OIF population, as well as patients with ALS and patients with transgender-related communication needs. PVAHCS Speech Pathologists hold various specialty certifications, including Board Certification in Neurologic Communication Disorders, Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.

Phoenix is America’s fifth largest city, with affordable housing and an extensive freeway system that connects all parts of the valley. Arizona has vast national forest lands that provide a variety of recreational activities, such as skiing, horseback riding, boating, hiking, and camping. The Phoenix metropolitan area has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools, and bike paths. For the sports enthusiast, there are professional baseball, basketball, football, and hockey teams. Those interested in culture will enjoy world-class concerts, theatre, shopping, and dining.

To apply, please mail (1) your Curriculum Vitae (CV); (2) two letters of recommendation from faculty or clinical supervisors in a sealed envelope; (3) a current transcript from your graduate program; and, (4) a letter of intent summarizing pertinent coursework and experience in medical speech-language pathology to:

Dr. Katie Ross

Phoenix VA Health Care System

Audiology and Speech Pathology

650 E Indian School Rd (126)

Phoenix AZ  85012

 

Please send all items together in one packet. Application packets must be received no later than February 28, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For additional information, contact Dr. Ross at katherine.ross3@va.gov.

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