The Audiology Department at Children’s Hospitals of MN is seeking a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) student to complete a 12 month pediatric externship. The candidate will be highly motivated, flexible, a strong team player and have the desire for a career in pediatric audiology. Competency in adult diagnostics and amplification are prerequisite. Applicants will have completed their university coursework related to pediatrics and will have completed one or more pediatric practicum placements. A primary preceptor will be assigned, but the extern will have the opportunity to work with many pediatric audiologists and multi-disciplinary teams across four campuses. Services are provided in both inpatient and outpatient, interdisciplinary clinical settings. This is a full-time position with clinical emphasis.
Complete the application and submit no later than Friday, September 13th, 2019.
Please include letter of intent, resume, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation (minimum of 2 from previous clinical supervisors).
Pass the national Praxis exam prior to the beginning of the externship.
Obtain a temporary MN state license.
The extern is solely responsible for obtaining temporary licensure. All paperwork must be completed and processed through the MN Department of Health prior to beginning the externship.
Prior to June 1st, 2020 start date, an affiliation agreement between Children’s Hospitals of MN and your university must be signed.
The extern is responsible for carrying liability insurance through their university and private health insurance.
1 FTE Masters Degree 11 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Application for Children's Foundation funds to attend a meeting is available to the extern.
June 1, 2020
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Minnetonka is 14 miles from the Minneapolis campus, Woodbury is 17 miles from the St. Paul campus. The amount of time spent at Woodbury will likely be small.
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:
Competency in adult diagnostics and amplification are prerequisite. Applicants will have completed their university coursework related to pediatrics and will have completed one or more pediatric practicum placements.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Externship Goals: The following are skills the extern will be expected to demonstrate during their clinical externship.
1)Independently perform diagnostic hearing evaluations including: otoscopy, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, BOA, VRA, and CPA as well as speech testing using standard and pediatric testing methods. 2)Independently perform OAE evaluations (Distortion Product and Transient Evoked) and ABR evaluations (sedated and unsedated). 3)Independently complete pediatric hearing aid evaluations and fittings with conventional and bone conduction hearing aids. 4)Independently perform listening checks and troubleshooting of hearing aids, assistive listening devices and FM systems. 5)Identify appropriate pediatric candidates for cochlear implantation. 6)Gain competency in cochlear implant evaluations, initial stimulations, mapping and rehabilitation of children with implants. 7)Gain competency in patient, family, and caregiver education and counseling. 8)Gain competency in the accompanying written documentation and verbal communication needed to administer care. 9)Understand and inform parents in an unbiased manner regarding educational and communication options in the community. 10)All of the position's duties are performed within Children's Hospitals and Clinics Standards of Behavior.
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 If an extern is interested in research, they would work with the Children's ENT and Audiology Director of Research to design and implement a research project of their interest. There is also a Research Assistant in the Department that can also assist as needed.
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:
Prior to June 1st, 2020 start date, an affiliation agreement between Children's Hospitals of MN and your university must be signed. Also, the extern is responsible for carrying liability insurance through their university.
September 13, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email Lindsay Hill, Au.D., CCC-A at email@example.com if interested in applying. Will need to complete the application and submit no later than Friday, September 13th, 2019. Please include letter of intent, resume, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation (minimum of 2 from previous clinical supervisors).
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
At Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we believe children are the most amazing people on earth—and that drives us to do everything we can to live up to the privilege of caring for them. Children's Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States—with two hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. We are the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from before birth through young adulthood. An award-winning health system, regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Reports as a top children’s hospital, Children's Minnesota is an independent and not-for-profit system (since 1924). At Children’s our mission is: We champion the health needs of children and families. We are committed to improving children’s health by providing the highest-quality, family-centered care, advanced through research and education.