Looking for a full-time Audiology Extern for our ENT/audiology clinic in St. George starting in June 2019. Hours will be Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. Position will include health insurance, PTO and paid holidays.
The extern will receive in-depth training and experiences in the following areas: diagnostic audiometric testing in the adult and pediatric populations; adult and pediatric amplification services via hearing aids and osseointegrated devices; adult cochlear implant services; electrophysiology; and vestibular assessments. The priority of the program is to provide the extern with valuable clinical experiences in a variety of specialty areas so that they are more marketable for the full-time workforce. The extern will work closely with the full-time audiologist and alongside five otolaryngologists, one physician’s assistant, and one nurse practitioner. Opportunities will be provided to observe surgical procedures both in-office and in the operating room during their externship.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, demonstrate initiative, build effective and productive working relationships, and be able to establish positive relationships with patients. Applicants should have completed the academic portion of their Doctorate of Audiology program and be competent in performing diagnostic audiologic procedures on adults and children at the time of hire.
Current enrollment in an accredited Doctorate of Audiology program
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
- Otoscopy - Tympanometry - Pure-tone threshold testing in both adult and pediatric populations - Speech testing in both adult and pediatric populations - CPA and VRA compentency - Otoacoustic emission testing - Videonystagmography - Electrophysiology - Cochlear implant candidacy testing, mapping, and evaluation primarily in adult populations - Osseointegrated hearing device candidacy testing and programming in both adult and pediatric populations - Familiarity with hearing aid selection and programming procedures
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, demonstrate initiative, build effective and productive working relationships, and be able to establish positive relationships with patients
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 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 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
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:
Off-campus site coordinator email and direct phone
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Personal Review Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
- Submit CV, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, and copy of informal transcript - Phone interviews will be arranged at the beginning of 2019 - In-person interviews will likely begin in February
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Southern Utah ENT is located in St. George, Utah and is currently the only ENT practice within the area. There are a total of 5 physicians, a physicians assistant, a nurse practitioner, and one audiologist on staff currently. Due to its rural location, the clinic provides a wide-range of services to populations from Utah, Arizona, and Nevada