TBI SME ( Speech Language Pathologist)

Clearance Level
Camp Pendleton, California

REQ#: G2019-68110

GDIT's Military Health Solutions is hiring a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) to provide specialty services to active duty service members. The positions will support investigations for Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) focused on novel therapies to improve cognitive abilities of the warfighter who has experienced a brain injury. Through this research the incumbent(s) proves clinical support to ensure smooth clinical testing, evaluation, and treatment. The position is primarily assigned to the Traumatic Brain Injury Department, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), Camp Pendleton, CA.


As A leader in traumatic brain injury research, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) serves active duty military, veterans and their beneficiaries with coordinated care throughout 23 Army, Navy and Veterans Affairs medical treatment centers. General Dynamics Health Solutions' researchers and healthcare professionals treat and track more than 8,500 TBI patients a year to measure the impact of care on long term health and occupational outcomes. Conducting 72 different clinical research studies – to include a 15-year congressional directed study – our experts educate political leaders, caregivers, clinicians, and the general public to provide and improve evidence-based, best practice TBI care for service members, veterans and their families



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, and cognitive-communication disorders following a manualized IRB approved research protocol.
  • Incumbent develops plans of care that focuses on improved cognitive functioning to include attention, memory, and problems solving.
  • Specific training will be provided on novel treatment interventions focused on the assessment and remediation cognitive needs to the warfighter.
  • Facilitation of novel performance-based training program
  • Responsible for keeping accurate records required of a randomized clinical trial.
  • The SLP may be involved in the modification and development of new interventions.
  • The incumbent will work closely in a dynamic interdisciplinary team that includes clinicians and research with expertise in traumatic brain injury.
  • SLP may be asked to provide information to the interdisciplinary team pertaining to fitness for duty evaluations of active duty service members.
  • Recognizes when referrals to other disciplines are necessary. Will often act as intermediary between and patients and family or non-family (e.g., work supervisors).
  • May be asked to perform data entry for clinical investigation projects.
  • Assist in in maintaining study related documentation as required by following federal and state regulations.
  • Creates, collects, disseminates, maintains appropriate files of study data, and assists with review and completion of study manuals and SOPs.
  • Extracts data from patient medical records; transcribes and resolves data queries in case report forms (hard-copy or electronic); prepares documents, under direction of project leaders; reports statistical analyses and descriptive data from patient's study books to be used in research/clinical investigations/studies reports.
  • Maintains awareness and compliance of research regulatory issues.
  • Communicates regularly with study team, under direction of project leaders, via email and conference calling as needed.
  • Applicants must possess an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology-approved, recognized, or accredited graduate or higher level degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of speech pathology with approved clinical practice.

Required Qualifications:

  • Treating patients in need of care due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, or other neurological disorders
  • Assessing, diagnosing, and treating speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and related disorders; and
  • Coordinating patient treatment with multiple providers (physicians, social workers, physical therapists, etc.) and/or departments (neurology, otolaryngology, prosthetics, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced experience with TBI.
  • Knowledge of DoD and VA health care systems strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Active Duty Military.

Attributes for Success:

  • Ability to shift from traditional clinical thinking to learn and facilitate a top-down performance-based cognitive training program
  • Experience with group and individual service delivery
  • Excellent oral and written communications required.
  • Must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy.
  • Must have strong collaborative and organizational skills.



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