Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS)
Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Trainee Program
The student clinician will perform duties under the direction of the VA SLP, as part of the training agreement with Auburn University.
The Speech Pathologist provides diagnosis and management of communication disorders and dysphagia and participates in interdisciplinary collaboration, quality improvement and patient/family education.
Other procedures may include augmentative and alternative communication and modified barium swallow studies.
Record/documentation requirements include assessments, treatment decisions, plan of care, ongoing management and therapeutic outcomes for every patient encounter. Recording will be accomplished using the electronic comprehensive patient record system (CPRS).
The supervising Speech Pathologist must hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology and a state license to practice speech pathology. The practitioner must have experience and expertise in the assessment and management of communication disorders and dysphagia. Student clinicians completing training under the supervision of the SLP must adhere to the rules/regulations of the VA and the Speech and Audiology Department.
Send completed processing packet to the following address:
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
NOTE: Incomplete student processing packets will not be processed and you will not be able to start your clinical training on time.
Upon receipt of your forms, our Human Resources department will contact you to arrange a time for you to come to the facility for fingerprinting and other entry processing requirements. The following documents are required at time of fingerprinting: