We are seeking a 4th year Audiology student for a year long externship 2018-2019. We are also seeking a 3rd year Audiology student for the summer of 2018.
We provide a high paced, diverse opportunity to learn in 2 different clinical settings: an ENT clinic as well as a private practice hearing aid center. You gain experience in diagnostic work on both children and adults including basic comprehensive, Play, COR, OAE acoustic reflexes and tympanometry. You will also gain experience in working with all aspects of a hearing aid fitting, starting with the communication needs assessment and following the patient through the trial period checks, VER and release to maintenance appointments. You will have exposure to the decisions made at a clinic level for buying, marketing, and website management that will be valuable if private practice is an avenue you want to pursue.
The ideal candidate for this position is a student who enjoys a face paced clinic and who is interested in either an ENT clinic or a private practice setting.
This is a paid externship
Please send resumes to email@example.com
We will also have an opportunity to set up interviews at AAA if you are planning to attend.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
The ideal candidate for this position is comfortable with basic comprehensive audiometry including masking bilateral conductive hearing loss. We prefer if the student has hearing aid experience, particularly with Oticon and Widex products and is comfortable discussing use and care with patients. Experience conducting VER testing is also preferred.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Our clinic's belief on the 4th year position is that you are here to strengthen and fine tune your skills. You will be exposed to a diverse population comfortable assessing hearing loss and determine appropriate rehabilitation.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Private Practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 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 5 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 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 Our furthest location is no more than once a week and is 60 miles away. Travel is paid.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes If VNG experience is desired we do have a relationship with the Balance lab out of St Joseph's Candler and can make arrangements for observation/experience
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:
confirmation of hours, support as needed
Letters of Recommendation Resume
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)