We are seeking candidates entering their final stage of professional doctoral education. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in electrophysiology, but are not required to have significant clinical experience. The flexibility to adjust to schedule changes and different clinical environments is a must.
Candidates who would be bored by an 8-5 in one location with a predictable population would find the variety they seek.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Basic Audiometry Basic Impedance Understanding of REM Classwork on electrophysiology
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Diagnostic ABR Diagnostic Audiometry Real Ear Measurement Intraoperative Monitoring
Primary Practice Setting:
Community medical center Private Practice Hospital
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 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 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 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
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Largest distance is approximately 25 miles. We work at 8 locations, though the extern position is primarily at 3 of these, and expect that at least 2 days a week will involve more than one location.
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:
Contracting prior to start date is expected, as per routine. Forms for grading provided by the University in electronic format, as per routine.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Letter of request/intent Other Videoconference interview is generally conducted prior to scheduling any in person interview.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please contact our coordinator for any needed information. Contract would be signed by practice owner.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Hearing Consultants / OR Monitoring Consultants
Private practice in St. Louis, MO area. Providing Audiology diagnostic and hearing aid services birth to Adult in two clinics, Oversight of the newborn hearing screening program for an area health system with five nurseries, follow-up ABR testing for infants, Intra-operative neuromonitoring for ENT, Neurosurgery, and General surgery through our OR Monitoring Consultants branch (ORMonitoringConsultants.com).