JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology located in central New Jersey will be accepting applications for 4th year Audiology Intern positions beginning Spring/Summer of 2018. Applications will be accepted starting September 15th 2017. The Audiology program provides comprehensive audiological services including vestibular testing, evoked potentials, and hearing aid dispensing for a pediatric through geriatric population. This is completed in both an outpatient and inpatient environment.
The ideal candidate would become an integral part of the Audiology team comprised of professionals dedicated to providing superior patient care.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills
The ability to prioritize and handle a high volume of patients
The ability to work in a team environment
The ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude
Strong compassion, care and respect for patients
Provide audiological/vestibular assessment for all age groups
Counsel and provide recommendations for hearing aids
Fitting and programming of hearing aids
Maintain documentation and patient files
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Basic audiological testing with both pediatric and adult population. Hearing aids Exposure to vestibular testing Cochlear implant exposure a plus but not required
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Become competent in routine audiological procedures as well as hearing aid fitting and vestibular assessments
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center Community medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 2 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Does the externship site provide orientation to relevant clinical policies and procedures?
Does the externship site provide instructions about patient's rights and providing patient education?
Does the externship site provide orientation to quality assessment, quality assurance and quality improvement?
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 7 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 5 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Clinical opportunities that will be given to the extern:
Pediatric evaluations: infant/toddler
Pediatric evaluations: school-age
Adult hearing evaluations
Auditory processing evaluations
Evoked potential assessments
Intra-operative monitoring cases
Hearing aids dispensed
Hearing aid selection/fitting
Audiologic rehabilitation (group or individualized)
Cochlear implant evaluations
Cochlear implant rehabilitation
Other – Please Describe Stipend may be available but not guaranteed at time of offer.
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
How frequently will the externship site communicate with the university during the externship?
Communication or other support do expected or required from the university during the externship:
Ability to access university supervisor when needed as well as competency on status of students clinical experience.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit the above information by deadline listed
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Center for Audiology located in Edison New Jersey provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services for pediatric through geriatric individuals with hearing and balance disorders using the most advanced technology and equipment available.