Fourth year position in a busy private practice in Mesa, Arizona. East Valley Hearing Center providers are all certified in the AAA CH-AP program. We offer OAE, VRA and other diagnostic and hearing aid services for children ages 4 years up to adults. Our practice is well integrated into the community. Our approach is to educate the consumer regarding what is appropriate hearing healthcare as well as integrating new research in hearing and processing into our consumer seminars, tinnitus seminars and brain hearing seminars that are offered monthly.
Externs will be expected to be able to work a standard 40 hour work week. They should be able to conduct complete diagnostic evaluations by the time they start their 4th year position. They will receive direct supervision of hands-on work until competency has been determined and for insurance billing reasons, be directly supervised for diagnostic work. Once competency has been established, the extern should be able to work with patients with minor, indirect supervision with the exception of diagnostic testing.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Students should be able to complete the full range of diagnostic audiology tests including ABR, & OAE and Immittance tests in an efficient manner and be able to interpret those tests and make appropriate recommendations to the patient.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
The student will learn all aspects of private practice including the business, practice management and marketing aspects of our practice.
Primary Practice Setting:
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 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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
Stipend Benefits Other – Please Describe Paid holidays, PTO, partial medical
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:
We would expect the university to intercede in situations where the student has not obtained the appropriate diagnostic testing skill set, or where there are behavioral or compatibility issues.
November 30th, 2017
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Phone interview Phone interview initially followed by an in-person interview is preferred but a skype interview may be acceptable.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send resume' and letters of recommendation to Dr. Scharber. Please include your schools' start and ending dates of your 4th year externship.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)