Lions Children's Hearing & ENT Clinic at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital/Fairview is seeking a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) student for a full time, 12 month pediatric-focused externship which will also include a 2 month rotation in the adult clinic. This adult rotation will provide you with a well-rounded 4th year experience and account for approximately 1/4 of the total direct care hours accumulated.
A full range of pediatric services are provided at Lions Children's Hearing & ENT Clinic including: pediatric hearing assessment birth to 21, electrophysiology, fitting and follow up of hearing aids, bone conduction devices and cochlear implants.
Additionally, a wide array of services are provided at the adult clinic including: adult hearing assessment, electrophysiology, complete vestibular testing, fitting and follow up of hearing aids, osseointegrated devices and cochlear implants.
Interested individuals should be flexible, highly motivated, self-directed and possess a strong interest in working with children. The chosen individual will learn under direct supervision of our team of 10 Audiologists in a fast-paced environment.
True to our values of dignity, integrity, service, compassion and innovation, our employees are improving patient lives and driving a healthier future.
EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled- All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.
Approximate start date- June 4, 2018.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-One or more pediatric practicum placements completed. -Mastery in otoscopy, tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing, conventional air and bone conduction testing. -Experience with VRA, CPA as tester and test assistant. -Experience testing special needs population. -Experience with hearing aid selection, fitting and verification using real-ear measurements. -Experience electrophysiologic assessment (ABR, OAE) -Strong writing skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Independence in working with children with hearing loss and their families. -Independence in VRA, CPA, OAE, ABR testing -Independence in hearing aid troubleshooting, selection, fitting and verification -Competence in cochlear implant candidacy and programming -Competence in services provided by our adult clinic. -Confidence in applying critical thinking to outcome-based management of patients.
Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 3 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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 10 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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 As projects allow
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes -Fairview hosts a nationally recognized audiology expert once a year. -Externs are able to attend at no cost. -Regular cochlear implant/hearing aid trainings are held monthly throughout the year.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 1 mile between adult and pediatric clinic.
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 signed affiliation agreement with the extern's University must be negotiated prior to the start of the externship.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
1)Please send letter of intent, resume, 3 letters of recommendation and a copy of transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org 2)phone interviews will occur up to Oct 25th. 3)in-person interviews are strongly encouraged and will be held the week of Nov 12th for up to five final candidates. 4)expect to be available for about 2 hours on the day of the in-person interview to tour the clinic and observe patient care.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Advanced Audiology care
If you need specialty care, we have advanced testing, technology and services to handle your complex hearing condition. We will work with the University of Minnesota Physicians’ specialists to design a plan for your condition that can be performed at the audiology location that is most convenient for you.
• Adults specialty services are available at Audiology and Aur...al Rehabilitation Clinic University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
•Children's specialty services are available at Lions Children's Hearing & ENT Clinic University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital