This externship position is available to eligible fourth year Audiology students enrolled in a four-year doctoral program. Start and end dates are flexible depending on your University's requirement.
The Position: Our department includes three Doctors of Audiology, one with ASHA certification, one Audiology Assistant, and a current Audiology Extern. We are looking for a candidate who is flexible, thinks outside of the box, and is open to collaboration with others.
The Center: Our Center serves a variety of patient populations, including adults of all ages and pediatric patients. Some of these patients have special needs. Diagnostics and hearing aid treatment, including selection, fitting and follow-up care are the majority of appointments seen as well as newborn hearing screenings by resting Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing. Appointments for cochlear implant evaluations and mappings are increasing in number. Osseo-integrated devices are activated and programmed at this Center. Offsite pediatric screenings are performed throughout the year.
This Center includes a unique and dynamic format which is similar to a private practice including a strong sense of autonomy in our department at the same time being a non-profit Center, helping patients who are underserved in our community.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 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:
•Taking a case history •Behavioral audiometry (air, bone, speech, and an understanding of masking) •Basic knowledge and ability for taking earmold impressions •Performing tympanometry and otoacoustic emissions testing •Familiar with testing methods for children of all ages •Basic hearing aid skills •Basic report writing
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•Behavioral audiometry with young children •Hearing aid selection, fitting, rehabilitative and device follow-up •Newborn hearing screening by OAE and ABR •Performing and interpreting ABRs on all ages. •Patient counseling regarding diagnostic test results, appropriate recommendations, rehabilitation, and referrals for additional services •Clear and thorough yet concise report writing
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:
As needed at midterm and final term.
September 6, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other In-person interview - TBD
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
** Letters of recommendation not required, but highly recommended. Recommending party may send directly to KNail@cfshc.org. ** Send application materials to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center is comprised of professionals who are deeply committed to their clients and the total quality of treatment and care. It’s the team that makes Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center a leading provider of quality, customized hearing and speech solutions. Our expertise is measured by our commitment to patient satisfaction, continuing education, and the application of current technologies. Our staff is highly qualified and will not only make a diagnosis, but will use state-of-the-art treatment, methods and collaboration to find a solution.
Our Audiologists are among the most experienced hearing care professionals and have attained a doctoral degree in audiology. They bring that knowledge to work every day to help our patients discover the self-confidence they need to function in daily life. Our Speech-Language Pathologists have achieved the high-level degrees in their field and are trained in human communication, its development and its dis
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