Audiologists and Complete Hearing Solutions owners Dr. Sandra Miller and Dr. Meghanne Wetta are seeking a 4th year docotral extern. The successful candidate will be skilled, motivated, personable, interested in private practice and exemplify our values of selfless service, selfless staff and selfless space.
As Complete Hearing provides services to patients of all ages, the extern will receive experience in:
Diagnostic Audiological Assessment
Hearing device selection and fitting of daily and extended wear hearing aids.
Hearing aid adjustments and annual evaluations.
Community outreach to include support at lectures, seminars, and satellite clinics.
Participation in procedures needed to support optimum clinic function and patient satisfaction.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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 2 3rd year 0 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 50 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:
Students must possess a strong foundation and understanding of the field of audiology; independent audiometric skills; basic CPT coding knowledge; critical thinking; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to build a rapport with patients and families; initiative; excellent organizational skills and a passion for helping other individuals.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Throughout the externship, the students will gain extensive and valuable experience in:
-Diagnostic audiologic evaluations; -Use of current technologies including immittance and oto-acoustic emissions; -Amplification, including hearing aid consultations, fitting, dispensing and eletroacoustic verification; -Bone anchored hearing aids; -Cochlear implant evaluations and map optimization.
Also, the students will be trained in all areas of the practice, including front desk management; coding, billing and insurance reimbursement.
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:
Collaboration as needed.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Letter of request/intent In cover letter, please detail why you are seeking a private practice externship. List of clinical experiences to-date. Enneagram results. Please take the 'Classical Enneagram Test' and include the results with your materials. The website is: https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send all requested documents to:
Laure Ragoss, Practice Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Complete Hearing Solutions is a private practice in Lincoln, NE owned by Dr. Sandra Miller and Dr. Meghanne Wetta. We provide comprehensive audiology services to patients of all ages while focusing on improved hearing as a part of overall wellness.