The Saginaw VA Medical Center is very happy to announce a funded 4th year Audiology Externship opportunity. Our Audiology program offers a wide range of services including comprehensive audiometric testing, hearing aid fittings, tinnitus management, and excellent tele-audiology services.
Electrophysiology and vestibular assessment are limited onsite. Experience is gained with skilled Audiologists with our community partners. Limited day travel will be required for this portion of the education.
Our clinic includes the main campus site, one Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) audiology clinic, and 7 CBOC telehealth sites. Placement of the externship is at the Saginaw Main Campus. The Saginaw Main Campus is staffed by 6 Audiologists. We also support the Cadillac CBOC, having 2 Audiologists, and the tele-audiology program to 7 sites throughout Northern and Mid-Michigan.
The 4th year externship is a full-time position with a 12-month commitment (May 2018 through May 2019).
3) Minimum of two signed letters of recommendation
Interviews to be held in person or via tele/videoconference.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-Diagnostic Audiology -Hearing Aid fitting and troubleshooting -Great attitude and willingness to adapt -Base knowledge in Vestibular testing -Base knowledge in Electrophysiology
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Gain experience in General Diagnostics, Hearing Aids, and overall hospital audiology. -TeleHealth hearing aid fitting and follow up -Build knowledge of Electrophysiology and Vestibular. -Work with wonderful Veteran Population
Primary Practice Setting:
VA medical center
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:
0 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 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?
Yes Student will have occasional limited day travel for the portions of education related to Vestibular and Electrophysiology.
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:
-List of university requirements for the student during the 4th year. -Contact information and point of contact if any remedial plans are indicated. -Outline of what is required of the supervisor (paperwork, evaluations, etc.)
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Lindsay.email@example.com directly and provide a copy of Resume/CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and Transcripts. Interview by phone/video conference or in person will be then scheduled.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)