Suncoast ENT is offering a paid 4th year position beginning in June of 2020. We have three offices in the Tampa Bay area including Tampa, Spring Hill, and Trinity. Our current staff includes one diagnostic Audiologist and two dispensing Audiologists as well as three ENT physicians. We have brand new testing equipment including PC based audiometers, new tympanometers, and real-ear verification systems.
Our average clinic day consists of:
-Standard audio battery (pure tone air and bone, SRT, speech discrimination)
-BPPV diagnosis and treatment
-Hearing aid evaluations and fittings
-Majority adult population (<25% pediatrics)
-We do not practice vestibular or electrophysiological testing (aside from Epleys), cochlear implants, BAHAs, or perform pediatric hearing aid fittings
Why apply to work at Suncoast?
-Paid learning opportunity
-Chance to expand upon both adult amplification and diagnostic testing skills. We like to think of ourselves as having the best of both private practice and ENT experiences combined into one department.
-Amazing work environment with a unique and special ENT / Audiologist relationship (awesome camaraderie, 1:1 staff ratios (sometimes 2:1 AuD to ENT), and we're off at 3:00 on Fridays!)
-Great location - We are one of the country's fastest growing cities! Enjoy close proximity to downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg, 1.5 hours to Orlando, and only 1 hour to America's best beaches.
-More information on the city of Tampa can be found here: https://www.tampagov.net/visitors
Students interested in applying should reply with a cover letter, resume, and three references. Applicants should ideally be available for an in-person interview on Friday December 20, 2019 for a tour of one of the offices and to meet the staff. This job posting will remain active until this time with a final decision and offer letter presented at the beginning of January. Students who are considering working at Suncoast and wish to tour the clinic before the scheduled group meeting may request an earlier visiting date. Final decisions will not be made until January to accommodate university schedules and allow students to visit on a weekend over winter break.
Job Type: Internship
Salary: $35,000.00 /year
Good academic standing, ability to pass a background check and drug screen.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 12 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
1 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 0 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Allowed, but unpaid
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Licensed employees are granted CEU training days
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Each office is approximately 30 miles apart from one another
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:
Students should be able to independently perform hearing tests once familiarized with the equipment and have a basic understanding of hearing aid selection and programming and troubleshooting.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
By the end of the year, students will be able to quickly and efficiently perform diagnostic testing as well as select and dispense hearing aids. We work will all hearing aid manufacturers and are regarded as one of the areas leading hearing aid centers.
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:
We will communicate with universities as requested or required.
December 20, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students should send inquiries through e-mail with the requested information to Leigh.S@SuncoastHearing.com
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)