The Audiology Department of Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego, California offers a full range of evaluation and rehabilitative services for children and adults including highly successful Cochlear Implant, Hearing Aid, Implantable Technology and Assistive Listening Device Programs. We offer sedated and non-sedated BER/ASSR experience and opened a balance clinic last year, offering Posturography, VEMP/VHIT, VNG and Rotary Chair assessment. We work collaboratively with a variety of specialty departments such as Otolaryngology, Genetics, Speech-Language-Pathology and Hematology/Oncology. Our mission is to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research, and advocacy. We offer a fourth year Au.D. Externship each year, beginning on or around June 1st-July 1st and ending on or around May 31st-June 30th. Our setting is demanding and fast-paced with a staff of 20 audiologists. We are looking for individuals who have pediatric experience and are motivated to further hone their pediatric skills. Externs are provided with supervision by experienced state-licensed pediatric audiologists with either ASHA CCC-A or ABA Board Certification in Audiology. Supervision from an audiologist with the ASHA CCC-A is available.
In addition to experience working with pediatric patients, applicants must meet the following requirements: Completion of Bachelors Degree; Completion of 3 years of a residential doctoral program in Audiology; ASHA certification eligible; Hearing Aid Dispensing trainee licensure from the State of California within 3 months of hire; License eligible: RPE, State of California; and Certification: CPR. Spanish speaking preferred by not required.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 20 FTE Au.D. 1 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 6 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
5 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 5 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Externs are allowed to attend local workshops such as CI programming workshops manufacturer specific workshop such as hearing aid CEU training.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 20-30 miles but travel requirement is minimal
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:
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 Research opportunities are limited but available
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:
October 10, 2019
Personal Review Phone interview Other You will need to apply via www.jobs.rcshd.org. This job is now posted on our website. You can you can search by job # 2792 or by Audiologist at the website (our site calls this an intern rather than extern). Because we are using a new system, please also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you have applied so that I can verify your application was accepted.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Apply via www.jobs.rchsd.org (SEE ABOVE). Once the position closes on 10/10 phone interviews will be initiated and the final selection will be made by 11/20/19. In person interviews are not required but are allowed (travel/expenses not covered by the hospital). I CANNOT review letters of recommendation so there is not a need to have them sent.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: The salary is $15.00/hour with an average 40 hour work week. Vacation and sick leave are earned.
Internal Number: 2792
About Rady Children's Hospital
Jobs at Rady Children's
Since Rady Children's first opened its doors in 1954, our mission has been to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children through excellence in care, education, research and advocacy.
Our goal is to help create a region where all children can go to school healthy and ready to learn how to be productive, responsible citizens. Today's children are tomorrow's leaders.
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