Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute (JHBI) is currently accepting applications for a 2020-2021 Audiology Externship position. JHBI is a prominent Neurotology practice located minutes from the beaches of northeast Florida. Our practice specializes in advanced surgical and rehabilitative options for patients with hearing and balance disorders. We primarily serve the adult population. In our main office, we see patients for diagnostic evaluation, electrophysiologic assessment, cochlear implant and BAHA services, tinnitus evaluation and comprehensive vestibular evaluation including posturography, rotary chair and VNG testing. Comprehensive hearing aid services are offered through our adjacent Hearing Center.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 1 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 20 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:
Travel to satellite centers required?
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:
Take a complete case history -Strong report writing skills -Competently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critically think about each case presented -Strong knowledge in hearing aids Working knowledge of cochlear implants and bone anchored devices -Good counseling skills for patients of all ages -Working knowledge on vestibular assessment and interpretation.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Proficient in report writing and electronic medical record keeping -Independently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critical thinking about each case presented -Proficient in counseling, selection, and fitting of hearing aids, cochlear implants and bone anchored devices -Independently perform and interpret a full vestibular evaluation
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 The extern is offered the opportunity to participate in any ongoing research studies that the clinic is currently involved in.
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:
Required student evaluation paperwork should be submitted at externship start date.
Other 2-3 Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Application materials (including cover letter, resume and transcripts) should be submitted as one complete packet and can be emailed to email@example.com.
Two-three letters of recommendation can be emailed directly from references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
An initial phone interview will be offered to strong applicants and selected candidates will be offered an in-person interview. Confirmation of acceptance is required within 48 hours of the formal offer.
Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. Please note an offer will be made when a strong candidate is found; this may occur before the posted deadline.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute (JHBI) is currently accepting applications for a clinical audiologist position within our Audiology department. JHBI is a prominent Neurotology practice located minutes from the beaches of northeast Florida. Our practice specializes in advanced surgical and rehabilitative options for patients with hearing and balance disorders. We primarily serve the adult population. In our main office, we see patients for diagnostic evaluation, electrophysiologic assessment, cochlear implant and BAHA services, tinnitus evaluation and comprehensive vestibular evaluation including posturography, rotary chair and VNG testing. Comprehensive hearing aid services are offered through our adjacent Hearing Center.