The University of Minnesota Health Fairview Audiology Clinic is looking for a self-motivated student with solid Audiology clinic experience to join our team for a full-time clinical Externship at our adult clinic starting spring of 2020. The chosen candidate will work under direct supervision of our team of 10 Audiologists to help with diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance related disorders. The individual will gain experience in adult hearing assessment, electrophysiology and vestibular testing as well as fitting and follow-up with hearing aids, osseointegrated and cochlear implants. A rotation at our Pediatric clinic will also be included and will account for approximately 1/4 of total direct care hours accumulated.
In partnership with the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services, the M Health Fairview Clinics and Surgery Center is an academic health center committed to nation-leading research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and health care professionals. We serve patients from across the state of Minnesota, the upper Midwest and beyond. True to our values of dignity, integrity, service, compassion and innovation, our employees are improving patient lives and driving a healthier future.
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Primary Practice Setting:
University medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 10 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 2 2nd year 2 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Fairview hosts a nationally recognized audiology expert once annually. CEU course is open to all area Audiologists with no cost to chosen Extern. Regular cochlear implant/hearing aid trainings held through out the year
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours/5-day 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:
Candidates should have completed and passed all necessary coursework related to the Audiology doctorate and have had a variety of experience in various clinical settings. Candidates will provide letters of recommendation that will help outline their clinical and educational strengths. A copy of student transcript (unofficial) will be provided indicating the student's achievements in coursework.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Chosen candidate will expect to have exposure to all aspects of Audiology including assessment, counseling and rehabilitation. Externs will have the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team which includes ENT, Neurotology, Physical Therapy, and Speech Pathology. The goal will be to build confidence and independence to ensure a successful professional career in Audiology.
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
Yes As current projects allow
Consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites?
Yes Externship includes rotation at the Pediatric Audiology clinic on campus
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:
A signed student agreement between Fairview and the student's University must be negotiated prior to student start per Fairview student agreement template.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Please provide 3 letters of recommendation, a resume and copy of transcripts (unofficial).
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please send resume and copy of transcripts to: email@example.com. 3 letters of recommendation are also required and can be sent directly from individual writing letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)