The Division of Audiology at Henry Ford Health System is now accepting applications for four final-year AuD externship positions. Externs train at four Detroit-area medical centers and/or hospitals for a full calendar year, starting July 2020. The experience includes the provision of a full range of audiologic services to patients of all ages. Diagnostic services include behavioral and electrophysiological assessment of hearing and balance function; treatment services include the selection, fitting and verification of hearing aid amplification and other assistive and implantable devices. Externs are encouraged to participate in clinic-based research.
Enrollment in an Au.D. program and a strong desire to join a team environment.
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 15 FTE Au.D. 3 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 5 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 3 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 10 2nd year 0 3rd year 4 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
10 vacation days
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Externs are encouraged to attend local and national educational opportunities.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Satellites are within about a 30 mile radius of each other
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:
Students should be comfortable with basic audiometric exams. They should have a high level of motivation and professionalism.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Students will gain confidence and refinement of clinical skills related to all aspects of audiological services listed above while demonstrating dependability and motivation to learn from supportive supervisors.
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 afforded the opportunity to participate directly in ongoing research projects as well as develop their own investigations. This research is then presented at the department's annual resident research day.
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
No Each extern will spend one day a week for ten weeks at the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
To apply, please send a letter of interest, a current CV, and at least two letters of reference to Kaylee Smith, Au.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is September 17, 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to interview on-site at a later date.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Our audiologists work closely with the physicians in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) and other professionals to provide thorough audiology assessments and rehabilitative services.
With nearly 20, doctoral level audiologists at multiple sites, we are dedicated to helping people with hearing loss and balance disorders to improve their quality-of-life.
The audiologists at Henry Ford provide a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services including:
•Audiometric Testing of Pediatric and Adult Populations
•Auditory Processing Disorder Assessment and Treatment
•Balance Function Testing/Vestibular Assessment Services
•Cochlear Implant Candidacy Determination and Programming
•Diagnostic Auditory Evoked Potentials (Auditory Brainstem Testing)
•Fall Prevention Assessment
•Hearing Aid Evaluation and Dispensing
•Infant Hearing Screening and Follow-Up
•Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Each year, the Division of Audiology manages approximately 15,000 patient visits, including:
•More than 8,500 audiometric evaluations
•900 auditory evoked potential examinations
•400 balance function tests
•Additionally, staff members dispense nearly 2,500 hearing devices each year
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