Birkdale Audiology is a private practice in the Northern Charlotte suburb of Huntersville bordering Lake Norman. We are a patient focused practice passionate about creating personalized modern hearing care solutions.
We regularly perform comprehensive diagnostic testing, hearing aid evaluations, fittings, and repairs. We work with tinnitus management. We are a heavy dispensing practice that works with school aged kids- adults.
We are looking for a motivated independent student with excellent people skills who is interested in learning the ins/outs of private practice.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 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 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Regularly attend manufacturer trainings and consider educational opportunities that may arise
June 1, 2020
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:
Performing basic audiograms, basic diagnostic and dispensing skills
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Consultations and evaluations, Complete fittings, handle patient care, cerumen management, lyric fittings, and tinnitus management
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:
Online assessments, email
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)