This is a 12-month Audiology Externship beginning August 1, 2020 at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. The externship is offered as a collaboration between the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, which are all part of Oregon Health and Science University. The audiology extern will participate as a long-term trainee in the Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program, attending weekly interdisciplinary seminars, participating in community outreach, leadership and advocacy activities, and completing and presenting a clinical research project.
Externs will gain clinical experience in a wide variety of audiologic services including diagnostic evaluations of infants, children, adolescents and adults, hearing aid services (pediatric and adult), bone anchored hearing systems (pediatric and adult), auditory brainstem response evaluations, interdisciplinary evaluation of children with developmental delays and complex medical conditions, pediatric ototoxicity monitoring, adult vestibular assessment, and cochlear implants (pediatric and adult).
We are seeking applicants who have excellent interpersonal communication skills and who are strongly motivated to provide exceptional service and person-centered care. Successful candidates should demonstrate the ability to work closely with other clinicians in a fast-paced setting. We are seeking professionals who have a strong work ethic and who have high professional standards.
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Doctor of Audiology program and must have met all requirements for graduation with the exception of the audiology externship.
Please see https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/residencies-fellowships/leadership-education-neurodevelopmental-related-disabilities/fellowships/LEND-Audiology-Externship.cfm for additional information regarding requirements when an externship position is offered and accepted.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
3 FTE Masters Degree 13 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 4 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes National EHDI meeting, monthly audiology rounds, weekly LEND interdisciplinary seminar, weekly Otolaryngology and Pediatrics rounds, many additional opportunities.
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 audiologic evaluations for adults, adolescents and older children -Some experience in behavioral evaluations of infants and young children -Otoscopy, tympanometry, acoustic reflex measurement -Otoacoustic emissions measurement and interpretation -Earmold impressions -Background in hearing aid selection, verification and programming
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Developmentally appropriate diagnostic evaluations for infants and young children -Hearing aid and assistive listening device selection, fitting and verification -Auditory brainstem response measurement (neurodiagnostic and threshold measurement, natural sleep and sedated) -Cochlear implant evaluation, device selection, mapping -Counseling regarding diagnostic results and recommendations -Interdisciplinary teamwork and care coordination
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 will participate in a clinical research project as part of the LEND Program.
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:
Quarterly communication to assess the students' progress and fulfillment of university requirements.
September 9, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Other After the application deadline selected candidates will be invited to interview through online video.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please see www.ohsu.edu/lendaudiology for details.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
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