A well respected neurotology practice located in the desirable West End area of Richmond, VA is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year to fill an externship position. This position provides a vast array of diagnostic testing for two renowned physicians in the Richmond area, primarily focusing on diseases of the ear and balance system with both pediatric and adult populations. This externship will provide you every opportunity to gain proficiency in nearly every area of audiology. Your main focus will be on building clinical skills in diagnostic testing to include: comprehensive hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations/fitting, OAEs, VNGs, ABR/ECoGs, VEMPs, cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing devices, canalith repositioning procedures, and newborn hearing screening follow ups.
Requirements include the following: eligible for temporary licensure in the state of VA, completion of 3rd year of Au.D. program and in good academic standing, and the ability to work as a team member in a fast paced environment. Students must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills and organization skills.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 5 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:
We expect students to have a strong academic background and clinical exposure in a variety of areas.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Your main focus will be on building clinical skills in diagnostic testing to include: •Comprehensive hearing tests •Hearing aid evaluations/fittings•OAEs•Videonystagmography•ABR/ECoGs•VEMPs•Cochlear implants (Med-EL, Advanced Bionics, & Cochlear)•Bone anchored hearing devices (Oticon & Cochlear)•Canalith repositioning procedure (CRP)•Newborn hearing screening follow ups
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:
Student evaluations as needed by the university.
November 1, 2019
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
All interested applicants should submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)