Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
September 14, 2018
Fellowship - Externship
This is an excellent opportunity for a 4th Year Au.D. student looking to work in a dynamic and patient-centric, private medically based ENT and audiology practice in Fredericksburg, VA. Our staff currently consists of seven otolaryngologists, five audiologists, and one 4th year Au.D. student. We have three offices that cover the areas of Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania, Virginia and their surrounding areas. This position offers an opportunity to see and treat a wide range of ear pathologies. Job duties include a full range of diagnostic testing including: comprehensive audiological evaluations, vestibular evaluations, tinnitus assessments, newborn hearing screenings, comprehensive auditory processing disorder evaluations, electrophysiological testing, as well as hearing conservation and dispensing premium hearing instruments including Lyric and tinnitus treatment devices.
If you are looking to become part of a fun, progressive growing team, with the opportunity for growth professionally and financially, we encourage you to submit your resume. A monthly stipend is provided.
Knowledge and skill required of basic test battery and basic skills in hearing aid troubleshooting, programming and dispensing.
Knowledge of basic audiologic and vestibular disorders
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge of fitting major manufacturers’ hearing aids, and capable of troubleshooting.
Ability to prioritize and handle a high volume of patients
Independently interpret results
Motivated with a strong work ethic
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-Diagnostic testing for adults with immitance, otoacoustic emissions, pure tone testing, speech assessments. - Hearing aid evaluation, selection and rudimentary counseling skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Tinnitus management - Pediatric audiological evaluations - Strengthen counseling skills - Hearing aid fittings, including verification measurements (Verifit 2) - Appropriate recommendations based on audiogram findings
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. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 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
Yes Currently investigating research opportunities
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Frequent manufacture education opportunities
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes No more than 15 miles from main location in Fredericksburg.
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:
Outline/timeline of when contracts and assessments are due.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit all necessary documents to AuD Fellow Program Coordinator
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg
Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center is located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia and has been open for over 30 years. The practice is privately owned by six ENT physicians and is constantly growing and developing in order to provide the best care possible to our patients. Our hearing aid department is called Hearing Resource Center and is a division of ENT of Fredericksburg, which has also been open for over 30 years and is located at our main office location in Fredericksburg.