The Silverstein Institute is seeking a full-time Doctor of Audiology or 4th year Extern to join our highly motivated team in providing quality care to our patients. The Silverstein Institute, a tertiary care center and research facility has specialized in providing advanced surgical and rehabilitative care for individuals with hearing and balance disorders for over 40 years. The Institute, comprised of five Otolaryngologists, an Otology Fellow, Physical Therapists, a Research Coordinator, Physician Assistants, 4 Audiologists, and an Audiology 4th year Extern, provide a wide range of ancillary services including allergy and vestibular rehabilitation. The team collaborates on numerous clinical research projects.
Our Audiologists provide full diagnostic evaluations including Computerized Dynamic Posturography, VNG, ABR, ECochG, VEMPs and Tinnitus Evaluations. In addition, we work with all Cochlear Implant, Bone Anchored Hearing Systems, and other implantable technology companies. Knowledge of implantable systems is a plus but not required. This position offers a wellrounded experience in most areas of Audiology.
AuD in Audiology or 4th year Externship
Current or Eligibility for FL Clinical License
VNG and Balance testing experience preferred
Multi-lingual is a plus.
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
*Patient interview /case history skills *Ability to complete a full audiometric eval AC/BC, tymps, reflexes, decay, OAE's *Knowledge of VNG, ABR, ECochG, VEMP tests *Time management *Documentation and record keeping skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
* Show competency in identification, evaluation and treatment of hearing and balance disorders * Be able to complete a full diagnostic vestibular evaluation, explain tests and results to a patient *Work collaboratively with Physicial Therapists/ Vestibular Rehab * Work collaboratively with Allergy, Imaging and other departments *Participate in research protocols, completion of testing, collection of test results.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 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) 0 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 yes we are a large research facility with multiple projects ongoing and published
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Yes, trainings for hearing aids, cochlear implants and other implantable technology offered frequently. Externs are often sent to off-site conferences or trainings Lunch and learns offered regularly
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes less than 10 miles and very infrequent for an Extern. We have 3 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:
We will communicate as needed or required by the university
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Once documentation is reviewed a phone interview will be conducted first, then an onsite or Skype interview.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Initial phone contact with Director of Audiology
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: For the AuD candidate we offer an attractive comprehensive benefits package that includes a competitive salary, health insurance, dental and vision plans, a 401k plan, and PTO. Additional benefits include reimbursement for licensure, continuing education and professional organization fees.
About Private ENT Practice
Florida Ear and Sinus
1901 Floyd Street
Sarasota FL 34239