Bay Area ENT Specialists located in Webster, TX is looking for a 4th year extern for the 2020/2021 school year. We are a fast paced, busy ENT practice with 3 physicians, 1 PA, and 2 audiologists. We perform diagnostics on individuals of all ages. Our adult to pediatric ratio is 70:30. We mainly fit and dispense hearing aids for the adult population but have an occasional teen here and there. Audiologists and externs are responsible for hallpiking all dizzy patients and performing CRPs if positive. Real ear measures are available to perform during fittings if so desired. This is a PAID externship opportunity. We are located about 20 minutes from downtown Houston and 30 minutes from the beaches of Galveston. Our office is just 5 minutes from NASA. If you are interested in this opportunity please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 2 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 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:
-Proficient at diagnostic evaluations on adults -Proficient and confident when masking -Counseling a patient on their hearing loss -Recommending a hearing aid consultation when appropriate
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Hearing aid consultations/evaluations -Hearing aid fitting/dispensing -Performing CRPs -Comfortable and confident when performing diagnostics on the pediatric population
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:
Open lines of communication regarding student and their progress quarterly.
Resume Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email resume to email@example.com
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)