The MetroHealth System Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Audiology is accepting applications for the Fourth Year Audiology Externship program for the 2020-2021 academic year. The full time externship will run for a minimum of 11 months to a maximum of 12 months and includes a stipend. Training includes comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including basic and advanced audiologic test protocols for all populations, electrophysiology tests including OR and PICU sedation, balance testing (VNG, ECochG, C-VEMP, O-VEMP, vHIT) and full service amplification dispensing and verification. The selected candidate will gain experience in diverse settings including inpatient, outpatient, and a fast paced ENT Clinic. The extern will be supervised by Audiologists that have a minimum of three years of clinical experience, are licensed by the State of Ohio, and are Certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Strong applicants should submit letter of interest, resume and unofficial transcripts to Alexa Rybak, AuD, CCC-A at email@example.com no later than November 1, 2019.
Strong academic and clinical foundation
Strong organization skills and ability to multitask
Strong written and verbal communication
Solid work ethic and desire to be part of a team
Enthusiasm and passion for the profession of Audiology
Attention to detail
Primary Practice Setting:
Community medical center ENT group practice Hospital Multi-specialty medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 4 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 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?
5 (or upon review)
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes within 20 miles
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:
*Accurately perform and interpret comprehensive audiologic evaluation including masking principles *Perform and interpret immittance test battery *Demonstrate knowledge base in selection, fitting, and management of amplification
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
The student will be proficient in performing a wide range of skills within the Audiology scope of practice as outlined above.
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:
According to university protocol
November 1, 2019
Resume Letter of request/intent Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (non official acceptable) Three letters of recommendation
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send above information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 25 other MetroHealth locations. It also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships such as the School Health Program.