Boys Town Hospital offers two 12-month full-time 4th Year AuD Externship positions. We seek strong applicants who are motivated, mature and responsible. Students accepted into this externship position can expect a well-rounded externship experience with patients of all ages in the areas of Diagnostic Audiology; Amplification fitting and follow-up; Evoked potentials (ABR, OAE, VEMP); Comprehensive vestibular evaluations and CRP maneuvers; Newborn hearing rescreening; Cochlear implant candidacy assessment, programming and followup; Exposure to Hearing Research. Applications will be accepted in the fall of each year for placement beginning June 1 of the following year. Applications must be received by October 1 of each year. BTNRH follows the recommended timeline for the 12 Month Aud Externship process recommended by AAA.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
5 FTE Masters Degree 11 FTE Au.D. 4 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes There are in-hospital research colloquia and journal groups available weekly, plus on-going training for CI and hearing aids.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 13 miles to second hospital site every other week for craniofacial specialty clinic.
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:
Completion of 3rd year of AuD program
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
The externship is a tool for students to: learn new strategies for diagnostic testing and intervention; hone the skills developed throughout the first years of graduate training; and improve clinical decision-making skills. Students should demonstrate an eagerness to learn; proven follow-through with required tasks; and a positive attitude in the work environment.
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
No Participation in a variety of research journal groups is encouraged during the externship
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:
October 1, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Letter of request/intent This is offered for the 2020-2021 year
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
University Clinical Coordinators must make the initial contact with the BTNRH administrative assistant to notify BTNRH of a possible candidate. Contact with the BTNRH Clinical Coordinator can be requested for special concerns as needed. Application materials must include: 1) Letter of interest from the student; 2) Resume (no academic transcripts are needed); 3) Three letters of recommendation are required. Two of the letters must be from clinical faculty who have supervised the student.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Today, the hospital offers a broad range of clinical services, including ear, nose and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological and ophthalmologic care.
The hospital has expanded to offer surgical and clinical services at two Omaha locations: 555 North 30th Street in Omaha and 14000 Hospital Road on the campus of Boys Town, Nebraska.
Boys Town National Research Hospital has assembled national leaders in research who are making important contributions in the areas of genetics, hearing, language, vision and speech disorders. Applying these findings with new technologies, distance learning and the exploration of... new research frontiers, the opportunities for new medical diagnoses, evaluation and treatment discoveries are endless.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs. The hospital annually serves more than 40,000 children and families from across the United States.