Audiology private practice in East Tennessee (Chattanooga area) seeking 4th year extern for one year compensated position beginning in May 2018. Students will receive experience completing hearing evaluations, impedance, hearing aid evaluations/selection, hearing aid fittings with all major manufacturers, real ear measurements and follow up care under the supervision of two CCC audiologists.
4th year externship
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Hearing evaluations including masking Impedance
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
A desire to become independent audiologist Confidence in selecting and recommending hearing aid options
Primary Practice Setting:
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 1 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?
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:
Information on evaluations
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
E-mail resume and letter of intent.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)