Nevada Ear and Sinus Institute is seeking one audiology extern. The student should be looking for a diverse and exciting fourth-year experience. NESI is a medical facility that deals with diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat with a heavy emphasis on hearing and balance pathology. We are a very busy practice employing a full time Neurotologist, two Otolaryngologist, one general ENT, one Audiologist, one Allergist, one physician's assistant, and a nurse practitioner. We diagnose and treat all disorders of the ear, hearing, and balance, including but not limited to conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, sudden hearing loss, Meniere's disease, cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, acoustic tumors, ruptured ear drums, and ear infections. We routinely perform diagnostic hearing assessments, dispense hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers, program cochlear implants, and perform VNG testing. We provide an uplifting work environment with great teaching opportunities based on the variety and volume of cochlear/vestibular pathology we encounter in our clinic.
Applications will be open until Nov 1st. Interviews are scheduled as soon as all required application materials are received. Interviews are done as a video call over Skype, and a phone call with the university externship coordinator is also required. The following materials are required to be submitted via e-mail to Draudiology@nesilv.com :
3 Letters of Rec from clinicians or teachers who have recently worked with the applicant
Audiology externship will include extensive experience working with pediatric (10%) and adult patients. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in complex audiology situations, perform diagnostic hearing assessments, cochlear implant evaluations and mapping, and VNG evaluations. Students will also actively participate in all aspects of the hearing aid dispensing process. Externs will learn to navigate insurance verification and benefits along with correct protocol to handle private insurance, Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation, and workman's compensation cases. Externs have the opportunity to shape their education to their specific career goals. Opportunities to participate in electroacoustic testing and surgical observations can also be arranged.
Position requires successful completion of the first three years of an Au.D. program as well as the following experience:
Ability to perform accurate hearing examinations in an efficient manner
Basic hearing aid programming and troubleshooting skills
Basic knowledge of audiologic and vestibular disorders
Hearing aid sales and dispensing skills
VNG testing experience
Complex audiologic assessment
Our patient database is open to students who wish to perform research at their own inclination. We are willing to work with and support individual research goals.
Students will be allowed time to attend conferences if they wish. Students will attend conferences at own expense.
Students wishing to expand their experience beyond the services we currently offer will be allowed time to observe at other sites. We currently have relationships with sites that provide vestibular rehabilitation, and ABR testing. Opportunities to observe surgical procedures are also available.
Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule a phone interview with the audiologists.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 3 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 8 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 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:
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during 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
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Can observe with other practices in area such as private practice or vestibular rehabilitation
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:
Maintain student's hours
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Once the student has submitted all required materials the university externship coordinator will need to schedule a phone interview with the supervising audiologist.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The Nevada Ear and Sinus Institute is a medical facility that deals with diseases of the the Ear, Nose and Throat with a heavy emphasis on hearing and balance pathology. We are a very busy practice employing a full time Neurotologist, Otolaryngologist, two Audiologists, Allergist and Nurse Practitioner. We diagnose and treat all disorder of the the ear, hearing, and balance, including but not limited to conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, sudden hearing loss, Meniere's disease, cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, acoustic tumors, ruptured ear drums, and ear infections. We routinely perform diagnostic hearing assessments, dispense hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers and perform VNG testing. We provide an uplifting work environment with great teaching opportunities based on the variety and volume of cochlear/vestibular pathology we encounter in our clinic.