Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists is a large ENT practice with more than 32 physicians, over 27 audiologists, and at least 5 other provider (PA) practice with 16 office locations in suburban Houston and the surrounding counties. Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists is recognized as one of the premier otolaryngology and audiology practices on the Gulf Coast. We offer an outstanding opportunity to participate in service delivery that is facilitated by excellent team support and the latest diagnostic technology. Enjoy working in prestigious facilities with state of the art equipment, electronic medical records and database systems. Our audiologists are well respected by our physicians and enjoy all the practice benefits of working in a physician’s clinical setting but with the support of an extensive audiology group with strong leadership and mentoring experience.
Experience with diagnostic audiology.
Working knowledge of ABR & VNG.
Familiarity with advanced hearing aid technology.
Ability to interact appropriately with hearing impaired patients, physicians & supervisors.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Audiometric testing ability for most populationsWorking knowledge of ABR/VNGWorking knowledge of hearing aid technologyAbility to interact with patients, physicians & supervisors appropriately and professionally
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Proficiency in performance & interpretation of:Pure-tone audiometric testing on all agesMasking for all types of hearing lossesABR - Pediatric Threshold/NeuroVNGECoGVEMPAbility to dispense hearing aids & counsel patients regarding all aspects of hearing aid technologyProfessional interactions with patients, physicians and staff members
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 3rd year 4 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:
2 FTE Masters Degree 21 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 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
Salary Benefits Other – Please Describe Competitive compensation package which includes: Salary Comprehensive insurance coverage including Dental & Vision Generous paid time off benefits Liability Insurance reimbursement
No We do not offer research opportunities, but we do offer our 4th year externs the opportunity to observe CI implantation with Dr Joseph Chang, an internationally known neurotologist.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Our Audiology Team meets monthly and many of our meetings are with vendors for CEUs as well as Grand Rounds and current issues in Audiology. Additionally externs are allowed to participate in our twice monthly webinars.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes At Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists there are 16 clinic locations as well as one retail hearing aid center. Externs are assigned to specific positions which may require travel between sites. In most cases, travel is a reimbursable expense.
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:
Weekly evaluations regarding the student's progress as well as semester evaluation forms.
October 1, 2017
Resume Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students should forward RESUME and COVER LETTER. If applicable, a phone interview will be scheduled, then possibly a site visit will be offered.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists is an over 30 physicians, 30 full-time audiologists with 6 support staff members practice with 16 office locations in suburban Houston and the surrounding counties. Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists is recognized as one of the premier otolaryngology and audiology practices on the Gulf Coast.