Come live, work, and play in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Asheville Head, Neck, and Ear Surgeons is seeking a 4th year audiology extern. We provide a comprehensive training site that includes diagnostic audiometry, ECOG, ABR, VNG, adult cochlear implants, as well as hearing aids (including the BAHA and Lyric). Our practice includes five office locations and consists of nine audiologists and seven ENT physicians. We serve a broad patient population from infants to geriatrics.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Must excel in a team atmosphere.
This is a one-year position with a stipend that begins summer of 2018. There is a possibility of future employment. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Also provide three letters of recommendation (emailed directly from the person providing the recommendation). All materials should be emailed to Katie Milnes, Au.D. at email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please have all application materials in by Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-The student should be qualified by their university to participate in a fourth year externship. -The ability to work in a team atmosphere.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Diagnostic Audiology (pediatrics and adults)-Electrophysiology (pediatrics and adults) -Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, and maintenance (pediatrics and adults) -Adult cochlear implant candidacy, mapping, and maintenance
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 3rd year 1 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:
1 FTE Masters Degree 8 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 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
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:
A university affiliation agreement, as well as communication regarding periodic student assessments.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Letter of request/intent Other Skype Interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
The student or university should email Katie Milnes, Au.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter as one PDF document. Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted. A Skype interview will be scheduled once all materials are received.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)