Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat, is seeking upcoming 4th year audiology externs. Our mission is to provide thoughtful and comprehensive ear, nose, and throat care for the patients of New Mexico.
SWENT features centers in hearing and balance, allergy and sleep disorders. At Southwestern Ear, Nose and Throat, we take a team approach to health care. Our facility serves as the largest provider of hearing aids in northern New Mexico and offers comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services.
SWENT's flagship office is located in Santa Fe, and currently have satellite offices in Los Alamos, Espanola, and Las Vegas to better serve our patients in Northern New Mexico.
The position is a salaried position, which begins in 2018 and is approximately a year long. We are looking for a team member who demonstrates exceptional clinical skills, a strong work ethic, and a positive flexible attitude. The fast paced nature of our clinic requires a think on your feet approach, and an individual who is looking to grow professionally while working with a team.
Interested candidates should submit an updated CV, a cover letter, three letters of recommendation and a current academic transcript to Dr. Leah Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete application will not be considered.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Clinical diagnostic skills Patient interaction
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Diagnostics Assessment of vestibular function BAHA TRT Newborn hearing screenings Hearing aid distributing Aural rehabilitation A rotation with vestibular rehabilitation therapy PT
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
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 5 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 5 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 12 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 12 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:
Open communication as needed.
May 31st, 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
After an offer is given, a contract between the school and SWENT that the student will complete their rotation here.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Southwestern Ear, Nose & Throat Associates (SWENT) has served the health needs of Santa Fe and the communities of northern New Mexico since 1986. We provide comprehensive ear, nose and throat services in a modern facility in Santa Fe. Our five ENT physicians are Drs. Thomas Thomason, David Brown, Peter Shepard, Matthew Hinsley, and Lily Love. Dr. Roger Wiggins directs our sleep center. Our audiologists are Dr. Kathleen Weidner, Dr. Brett Adams, Dr. Danielle Morgan, and Hearing Instrument Specialist Maureen Ocampo.
The practice has an Allergy and Sinus Center providing diagnostic skin testing, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and sublingual therapy. Our Hearing and Balance Center provides diagnostic testing for hearing issues and we dispense hearing aids. The Southwestern Sleep Center provides testing for sleep apnea and snoring disorders.
The practice has assembled an experienced and customer focused staff working in a team oriented environment. For our patients needing hospital care, our physicians use Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center located across the street from our practice or Physicians Medical Center.
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