Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato Audiology Department has 2 externship openings for 2019-2020. We are a regional health system with a full range of services located in Mankato MN. Our services include diagnostic hearing evaluation (birth to geriatric), newborn hearing screenings, ABR, Hearing Devices (pediatric and adults), Baha, Cochlear Implants, and full Balance Evaluations (including VNG, rotary chair, posturography, vemps, etc).
Our practice is looking for an extern with strong diagnostic skills, excellent interpersonal communication, and a desire to learn.
Interested applications should e-mail a letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and three letters of reference to email@example.com
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Externs should have strong diagnostic skills, experience with amplification, and excellent interpersonal skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Externs will have the opportunity to work with all age groups and will develop skills testing of all ages, including difficult to test populations, in the fitting of hearing devices, ABR, balance evaluations, newborn hearing screenings and cochlear implants. Externs will be required to demonstrate critical thinking in the clinic environment.
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:
1 FTE Masters Degree 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 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
Other – Please Describe Meals are provided to externs during working hours at our Mankato location.
Yes We may be able to connect externs with possible research opportunities at our Rochester location if they are motivated and current research is on-going.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Students receive 5 days to attend continuing education opportunities (state conference and national conference). They are encouraged to participate in all local opportunities along with staff Audiologists.
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes locations include: Waseca MN, Springfield MN, New Prague MN, and Owatonna MN. Travel can often be coordinated with supervising audiologist to reduce impact of travel on Extern.
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:
Clinical supervisors will be contacted as needed to discuss student concerns. Clear guidelines for assessment, deadlines, and expectations of student performance are expected/required.
Sept 30, 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Three letters of recommendation are required. Once application is reviewed an on-site interview may be offered. On-site interview will be required before any offer is extended.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
please e-mail all necessary application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)