Mercy Clinic Audiology has an externship opening for 2019-2020. We are a regional ENT and Audiology practice with a full range of services located in Springfield Missouri. Our services include diagnostic hearing evaluations, newborn hearing screens, hearing devices, ABR, VNG and cochlear implants.
Our practice is looking for an extern with strong diagnostic skills, excellent interpersonal communication and a desire to learn.
Interested applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, three letters of reference (at least one from a non university clinical supervisor) and transcripts to Mamie.Jaycox@mercy.net
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 5 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 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?
Yes Our office has two satellite clinics. Externs will travel with an audiologist as needed. Transportation to these clinics is provided.
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:
Externs should have strong skills in diagnostic hearing evaluations, excellent interpersonal skills and a foundation in choosing and fitting hearing devices.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Externs will have the opportunity to work with all age groups and will develop skills in the fitting of hearing devices, ABR, VNG, OAE and cochlear implants. Externs will be required to demonstrate critical thinking in the clinic environment and show that they are capable of working independently by the last few months of the 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?
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:
Clinical supervisors with be contacted regulary to discuss student concerns. Clear guidelines for assessment, deadlines and expectations of student performance are required.
October 31, 2019
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Three letters of recommendation are required. One letter of recommendation must be from an offsite clinical supervisor. Phone interviews are acceptable for first interviews. For those students granted a second interview, on site visit is required.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please e-mail your letter of intent, resume, transcript and three letters of recommendation to Mamie.Jaycox@mercy.net
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Mercy Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat and Audiology is a practice with seven physicians, seven mid-level providers, and five audiologists with two satellite locations. Mercy ENT is Springfield, Missouri’s largest medical office specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat problems. Mercy’s ENT clinic has provided many years of exemplary patient care, consultation and treatment to our patients. With a wide range of clinical service such as head and neck surgery, otology-neurotology, laryngology and voice disorders of the nose and sinuses, pediatric problems, and hearing aid dispensing. We provide the highest standard of medical care at a personal level.
For audiology residents, the clinic offers diagnostics, electrophysiology, outpatient newborn hearing screening, videonystagmography, cochlear implants, Baha, hearing aids, and auditory processing evaluations. We offer an outstanding opportunity for residents to participate in service delivery that is facilitated by excellent team support and the latest diagnostic technology. We offer a prestigious facility with state of the art equipment, and electronic medical records and database systems.