ENT Associates of East Texas is a large eight physician, eight audiologist practice in Tyler, Texas with a satellite office in Athens, Texas that has a 4th year Audiology Intern position available starting May 2020. Tyler is located approximately 35 miles from our satellite location in Athens, 90 miles southeast of Dallas, and 60 miles west of Shreveport, LA. Tyler is a large medical community with four hospitals, over 400 physicians and also serves as the regional trauma center.
ENT Associates of East Texas has been in business for over 30 years. We have eight board-certified otolaryngology physicians, two physician assistants, and a nurse practitioner on staff. We also have a large audiology staff including seven full time audiologists and one part time audiologist. The clinic is very busy, offering a wide range of ancillary services including allergy testing, immunotherapy and balance testing. We operate a thriving and rapidly growing hearing aid center named SoundLogic and opened Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center in June, 2018.
This is a full time, 40 hours per week position. Experience will be available approximately 20 hours per week in the areas of adult and pediatric audiometry, electrophysiology, and VNG. A strong emphasis (15-20 hours/week) will also be placed on hearing aids, including hearing aid selection, dispensing, repair, and follow up.
Applicants should have experience in all areas of audiology and be eligible for an Audiology Intern license in Texas. The ideal candidate must have strong technical skills and be able to function independently within 6-8 weeks. Candidates should also exhibit a strong work ethic, customer service skills, a positive attitude, be able to work with all types of personalities, and be a self starter.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 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?
7 1/2 paid holidays
Continuing education opportunities?
May 18, 2020
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes About 35 miles - mileage paid
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 comprehensive audiometry on normal adults •Immittance testing and interpretation •Diagnostic OAE administration •Counseling on care and use of hearing devices
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•VNG & ECochG test administration and interpretation •Follow-up programming of hearing devices •Hearing device selection and fitting •Pediatric testing •Cochlear implant evaluation testing •Cochlear implant mapping •Pediatric amplification
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:
Availability on an as needed basis
September 15, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Other •Resume •Transcript •3 letters of recommendation – At least 1 letter must be from a current or previous off site clinical supervisor •Contact information for the clinical supervisor of your current, 3rd year clinical rotation and the clinical offsite coordinator of your university
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Interviews will be conducted either in person (if local) or via FaceTime/Skype.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
ENT Associates of East Texas has been in business for over 30 years. We are a fast paced clinic with six board-certified Otolaryngology physicians, a Physician Assistant, and a Nurse Practitioner. We have an excellent audiology staff including six full time audiologists, one part time audiologist and fourth year graduate students. Our clinic offers a wide range of ancillary services as well including allergy and vestibular rehabilitation. Our diagnostic audiology services include full audiometric evaluations on pediatrics and adults, VNGs, neurologic ABRs and EcochGs. In addition, we operate a thriving and rapidly growing hearing aid center, SoundLogic, in which we see cochlear implant, Baha, and tinnitus patients in addition to traditional hearing aid patients. We moved into a brand new, state of the art, 23,000 square foot facility in December 2016.
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