Our clinic is offering a 12 month full time 4th year Au.D. Externship position. We are a thriving private practice in the Chattanooga area seeking a 4th year extern. Currently we are the largest private practice audiology group in the state of Tennessee and have 8 Au.D. audiologists on staff. The student accepted into this externship can expect experiences with adult diagnostic audiology and amplification. The 4th year Audiology student will work with several Doctorate level Audiologists.
We do work with the big 6 manufacturers and you will receive ample experience fitting, programming and repairing Signia, Phonak, Lyric, Oticon, Widex, Resound, Unitron and Starkey hearing aids.
In this position, you will gain a very dynamic experience in regards to all aspects of private practice, testing, hearing aids and adult patient population treated.
The student will receive a salary. Applicants are expected to have health and liability insurance through his/her university and will receive no medical, dental or liability benefits from our clinic.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-Standard audiometric test -Hearing aid dispensing and programming -Accurate ear mold impressions -Accurate report writing skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-The ability to translate the audiometric test results and case history to selecting and fitting appropriate technology and other diagnostic recommendations -Complete in-office repair of hearing aids -Timely completion of documentation and reports -Provision of appropriate counseling -Develop strong communication skills with patients and exhibit a strong work ethic and sense of professionalism.
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 4 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
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 10 miles
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:
-All pertinent evaluation forms
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email Derek Johnson at email@example.com with a resume and cover letter.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
As a private, family owned audiology practice, we are able to work with any manufacturer to best meet each patient's individual needs. We are not limited to a particular brand, alliance membership, or franchise. Our practice started back in 2009 in Chattanooga, since then we have grown to 5 offices in Tennessee and Georgia and have a total of 8 audiologists and 11 Patient Care Coordinators on staf...f. We are currently the largest private practice audiology group in the state of Tennessee and continue looking to grow.