Oviatt Hearing and Balance, is seeking a candidate for a 4th year audiology position. Oviatt is well respected in the Central New York medical community, receiving thousands of physician referrals each year from primary care physicians, otolaryngologists, and neurologists. We have been leaders in Central New York for diagnostic testing and dispensing of hearing aids for over 30 years. We have grown to four locations and have built a team of select hearing healthcare professionals with a commitment to excellence. This is an excellent opportunity for a 4th year student to be a part of our collaborative team environment as you continue to develop your skillset. We have a proven track record of facilitating students for both clinical rotations and 4th year placements, with many of our students becoming employees after graduation. This position does include compensation.
This is a well rounded and diverse externship. We focus on establishing trust with our patients to encourage a comfortable experience; as a diagnostic and dispensing practice we provide the highest quality services and instruments to our patients. Diagnostic services include pediatric and adult audiological evaluations, central auditory processing evaluations, OAE, and VNG testing. Real ear measures are conducted on all fittings, yielding a high level of satisfaction for our patients.
Interested candidates should contact Ryan Potter, Au.D. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 315-800-9251.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 12 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
5 days per week
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 20 miles
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:
- Audiological evaluations
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
- Diagnostic testing - including audiological evaluations and vestibular function evaluations - Hearing aid fitting and verification measures
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:
Periodic communication regarding progress as needed
Resume Personal Review Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact via email or phone
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)