Audiology Externship at Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute
Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute
September 17, 2018
Full Time - Externship
Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute (JHBI) is currently accepting applications for a 2019-2020 Audiology Externship. JHBI is a prominent Neurotology practice located minutes from the beaches of northeast Florida. Our practice specializes in advanced surgical and rehabilitative options for patients with hearing and balance disorders. We primarily serve the adult population. In our main office, we see patients for diagnostic evaluation, electrophysiologic assessment, cochlear implant and BAHA services, tinnitus evaluation and comprehensive vestibular evaluation including posturography, rotary chair and VNG testing. Comprehensive hearing aid services are offered through our adjacent Hearing Center.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
-Take a complete case history -Strong report writing skills -Competently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critically think about each case presented -Strong knowledge in hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone anchored devices -Good counseling skills for patients of all ages -Working knowledge on vestibular assessment and interpretation.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Proficient in report writing and electronic medical record keeping -Independently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critical thinking about each case presented -Proficient in counseling, selection, and fitting of hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone anchored devices -Independently perform a full vestibular evaluation
Primary Practice Setting:
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 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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
Yes Externs are offered the opportunity to participate in any research studies ongoing at the clinic.
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Externs are encouraged to attend local conferences and continuing education events.
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:
Required student evaluation paperwork should be submitted at externship start date.
October 31st 2018
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent All application requirements (including cover letter, resume and transcripts) should be submitted as one complete packet and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to our clinic via certified mail.
Two-three letters of recommendation can be emailed directly from references to email@example.com
Mailed packets should be sent to:
Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute Attention: Elizabeth Selle, AuD 10475 Centurion Pkwy N Suite 303 Jacksonville, FL 32256
An initial phone interview will be offered to selected applicants followed by an in-person interview. Invitation for an in-person interview will be given within the week following the phone call. Formal offers are expected to be extended by the end of November Confirmation of acceptance is required within 48 hours of the formal offer.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Elizabeth Selle, Au.D. with any questions
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute is a medical practice specializing in improving hearing and balance health through proper diagnosis and advanced treatment options. Our doctors of Audiology work closely with our physicians to provide personalized care and customized rehabilitative options.