The VA Southern Nevada Health System currently has an opening for a fourth year AuD student beginning May 2018.
The VASNHS is a leader in the provision of audiological and balance services to our nations’ veterans. Our recently opened (2012) medical center boasts an audiology suite with six sound rooms, fully equipped hearing aid treatment rooms, electrophysiology and vestibular rooms with evoked potentials, rotary chair, computerized dynamic postureography, VNG, a staff of eight full time audiologists and four health technicians. Additionally, students will be assigned to Falls Prevention Clinic, Traumatic Brain Injury team and possibly other rotations. Multiple preceptors come from a variety of backgrounds and are interested not only in the education of the student, but in assisting the student in attaining career goals.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. Late applications will not be considered.
Please consider the VASNHS for your fourth year experience.
Completion of all University requirements for a fourth year experience.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
All forensic audiological techniques must be mastered as well as some basic vestibular and hearing aid skills.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
The student will have become proficient in several aspects of hearing and vestibular evaluation across an adult and geriatric population. The student will also have obtained a sense of the inner workings of a department within a larger organization. The student will be expected to maintain professional standards with patients and colleagues throughout the experience.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 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 8 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 4 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 Our students are required to do a short (5-10minute) presentation during one monthly staff meeting on their own subject of choice.
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:
Full instruction as to our responsibilities to fulfill the needs of the students program.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Once the student has been selected personnel from the Las Vegas VA will contact them with details
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Las Vegas medical center is a growing, fast paced multi-specialty hospital dedicated to serving our nations veteran population. If you are interested in a fourth year experience with a variety of duties, a broad spectrum of patients and exposure to multiple preceptors, the Las Vegas VA Medical Center is a logical choice. Please review the job description and consider the Las Vegas VA Medical Center for your fourth year experience.