Our large practice, Orange County Physicians Hearing Services, is located in beautiful, coastal Orange County. We currently have four offices in Southern Orange County, which is located between San Diego and Los Angeles. Our main office is in Mission Viejo, and we have three nearby satellite offices. We are the area's premier practice and are currently accepting applications for the upcoming year with start date of May-June 2019. We currently have thirteen full-time audiologists (Au.D.) and are affiliated with thirteen ENT physicians, two of which are pediatric ENTs. We have successfully trained twenty-four Au.D. graduates from programs such as University of Florida, University of Colorado, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Florida, University of the Pacific, Northern Illinois University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Indiana University, University of Louisville, Missouri State University, San Diego State/University of California San Diego, University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, University of Memphis, Auburn University, University of North Texas, A. T. Still University, Purdue University, and University of Nebraska. All of our supervising audiologists are ASHA certified (CCC-A).
The services we provide include diagnostic audiometry, standard and wideband tympanometry, OAEs, VNGs, ABR, ASSR, cochlear implant evaluations/programming, and hearing aid dispensing/servicing, all at a high level of competency. The patient population we serve includes a broad distribution of newborns, pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics. This is a comprehensive training setting that is well-integrated with ENT physicians.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be eligible for and obtain student licensure in California.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Students will have completed the necessary coursework and practicum to be eligible for an externship as dictated by their university.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Students will participate and become proficient in diagnostic audiometry, OAEs, VNGs, ABR, and hearing aid dispensing.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Private Practice
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 12 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
Stipend Other – Please Describe Stipend offered is $25,000
Continuing education opportunities?
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Satellite offices are all approximately 5 miles away. The extern may be placed in satellite offices.
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:
Resume Letter of request/intent Other - A list of three professional references - Interviews via Skype.
**late application submissions accepted**
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please submit a resume and letter of intent via email to Dr. Kristi Panek, Au.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage 3 references if available. References may send letters or provide contact phone numbers via e-mail or in the mail to the following address: Physicians' Hearing Services 26726 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 210 Attn: Kristi Panek, Au.D. Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)