The Las Vegas VA Southern Nevada Health System is pleased to offer one opening for a fourth year AuD student beginning May 2019.
The VASNHS is a leader in the provision of audiological and balance services to our nations’ veterans. Our recently opened (2012) medical center boasts an audiology suite with six sound rooms, fully equipped hearing aid treatment rooms, electrophysiology and vestibular rooms with evoked potentials, rotary chair, computerized dynamic posturography, and VNG. A staff of 10 full time audiologists and six health technicians. Additionally, students will be assigned to the Traumatic Brain Injury team and possibly other rotations. Multiple preceptors come from a variety of backgrounds and are interested not only in the education of the student, but in assisting the student in attaining career goals.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply promptly. Late applications will not be considered.
Please consider the VASNHS for your fourth-year experience.
Completed third year academics and experience. Three letters of recommendation, transcripts (copy ok), resume and letter of interest.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 10 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 5 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
80 hours plus
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Monthly in-house vendor trainings
May or June 2019
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Local students preferred:
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?
Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Basic audiometrics, hearing aid dispensing and service. Strong knowledge of electrophysiology and vestibular assessment preferred.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Patient oriented Fast paced clinic requires flexible individual
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
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 require the University provide us with all necessary support regarding the students required hours and graduation date.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
E-mail contact to establish a folder at this site. Then send the above information to the e-mail address below
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Las Vegas medical center is a growing, fast paced multi-specialty hospital dedicated to serving our nations veteran population. If you are interested in a fourth year experience with a variety of duties, a broad spectrum of patients and exposure to multiple preceptors, the Las Vegas VA Medical Center is a logical choice. Please review the job description and consider the Las Vegas VA Medical Center for your fourth year experience.