Loyola Medicine is offering three full-time 4th Year AuD Externship positions for the 2018-2019 year. The Department of Audiology employs 13 audiologists at the Loyola University Medical Center and satellites. The Otolaryngology program is nationally ranked for its high performance in achieving excellent results during challenging ENT cases, and Loyola's Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency is known as one of the best in the United States. Together with Otology, Loyola Audiology offers a medical model of hearing management including cochlear implants for adult conventional and hybrid candidates, cochlear implants for single-sided deafness and/or tinnitus, osseointegrated implants, the Esteem completely implantable device, Maxum middle ear implants, and Earlens. Externs can expect a dynamic experience with patients of all ages for diagnostic audiologic and electrophysiologic procedures (diagnostic ABR, threshold ABR in the OR, intraoperative monitoring of the auditory nerve for acoustic neuroma surgeries), VNG, and hearing aids. Ability to participate in research and community outreach activities is possible. Applicants should be confident, motivated and display the time management and organizational skills that are necessary when working in a fast-paced environment with multiple preceptors.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Fourth year externs are expected to be proficient in adult audiologic evaluation with masking mastered. They should be proficient in basic hearing aid programming, troubleshooting, and real ear measures. We are looking for students who function well in a fast-paced environment with multiple clinical settings and preceptors, while displaying motivation, professionalism and critical thinking skills.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
A primary goal for the year is to have students gain independence in the total care of the adult and pediatric patient, from case history, audiologic evaluation, tinnitus evaluation and management, evaluation for HA/CI/BAHA/Earlens/Esteem, fitting of same, follow-up of same, counseling, report writing, coding and practice management. Independence in threshold ABR, diagnostic ABR, and VNG administration and interpretation should be expected by year's end. Students should be expected to convey their critical thinking skills to their preceptors by discussing their rationale for each individual patient's diagnosis and management plan. Students should be comfortable and confident in explaining their working diagnosis and recommended management strategies to referring otologists and other ENTs on a daily basis.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 3 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:
3 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 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
Yes 1. If student has independent project & is strong enough to balance research with demands of clinic. 2. If opportunity provides itself to assist staff with their own ongoing research projects. Currently we are participating in several projects, most dealing with cochlear implants.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Funding is not provided, but students are encouraged to attend state and national conventions, local manufacturer's workshops, etc.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Each satellite is approximately 20 to 30 min of each other.
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:
Initial schedule of timelines and email alerts of review deadlines. The University should fully cooperate in obtaining current affiliation agreements if not already on file.
September 15, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent Minimum of 2 LOR, 3 preferred, with at least one from outside site. Unofficial transcripts allowed to be submitted in order to make the deadline, with official transcripts to follow.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email all required materials by application deadline of September 8, 2017, with snail mail including official transcripts to follow in one envelope. FT or phone interviews to be conducted through mid-September with finalists required to interview with staff at the main campus. The goal is for final decision by October 13, 2017, but may extend later if necessary. Submit to Candace Blank, Audiologist Chief, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. 1st Ave., Maywood IL 60153, Bld 150, Rm 4418
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
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