Nevada Ear and Sinus Institute is seeking two audiology externs 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 otolaryngologists, one audiologist, an allergist, a 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 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.
Audiology externship will include extensive experience working with pediatric and adult patients. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in complex audiology, perform diagnostic hearing assessments, 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 cochlear implant mapping, electroacoustic testing, and surgical observations can also be arranged.
Position requires successful completion of the first three years of an Au.D. program.
Skills that are desired but not required for application include:
Ability to perform accurate audiogram in efficient manner
Basic hearing aid programming and troubleshooting skills
Basic knowledge of audiologic and vestibular disorders
Extensive hearing aid programming and troubleshooting skills
Hearing aid sales and dispensing skills
Complex audiologic assessment
Insurance verification/billing protocols
Cochlear Implant assessment and programming
Our patient database is open to students who wish to perform research at their own inclination. We will offer whatever assistance we can provide.
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 cochlear implant services, vestibular rehabilitation, and ABR testing. Opportunities to observe surgical procedures are also available.
Interested candidates should submit resume and/or letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule a phone interview with the audiologist.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Private practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 4 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes In house manufacturer training.
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:
Ability to perform accurate audiogram in efficient manner Basic hearing aid programming and troubleshooting skills Basic knowledge of audiologic and vestibular disorders
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Extensive hearing aid programming and troubleshooting skills Hearing aid sales and dispensing skills VNG testing Complex audiologic assessment Insurance verification/billing protocols Cochlear Implant assessment and programming
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:
Deadline reminders for submitting paperwork.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit application to Daniel Ledee at Draudiology@nesilv.com. We will reach out to schedule a phone interview once we receiver your letters of rec.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)