The Audiology Clinic at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is excited to announce a position for a 4th year Audiology Extern for 2020-2021.
This position will be available from May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021. Our resident will work at both Audiology Clinics in Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas. Tour of Duty will be Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm.
The Little Rock and North Little Rock Audiology clinics service an adult/geriatric population and provide experience in diagnostic testing, hearing aid assessments, hearing aid fittings, tinnitus assessment and management, ABR, VNG, and Posturography.
Please forward a current resume, cover letter and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Whitney Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by close of business on Monday, September 30, 2019. Phone interviews will be scheduled in the weeks following.
Primary Practice Setting:
VA medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 9 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 4 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 4 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 Hearing aid vendors do in-house trainings.
May 4, 2020
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours/ 5 days
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:
Audiometric Evaluations and note writing Real Ear Measurements Hearing Aid Selection and Fitting
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Diagnostic Testing in a timely manner Experience with a variety of hearing aid companies/devices Counseling patients and family members Testing and Result Interpretation of ABR, VNG, and Posturography
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:
Notification of grading periods, format for evaluations, point of contact.
September 30, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students will be contacted via email regarding application process.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has two Audiology clinics located in Little Rock and North Little Rock Arkansas. There are also two Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) located in Conway and Hot Springs. Our Audiology Resident will rotate between the Little Rock and North Little Rock clinics and work Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm.
We have a total of 10 Audiologists and 3 Health Technicians. We offer a wide variety of clinical opportunities including: diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid selection and fitting with real ear measurements, OAES, ABRs, VNGs, Posturography, and Tinnitus management.