Dynamic Audiology department working directly in conjunction with renowned otolaryngology physicians and multidisciplinary team members at an established pediatric hospital is searching for a reliable, motivated, hardworking Extern for a rotating position through the hospital and 4 satellites. Services include audiometry, immittance measures, electrophysiological measures (DPOAE, TEOAE, ABR, AABR, coritical potentials, vestibular evaluations, auditory processing evaluations, fitting and dispensing of hearing aids, bone conduction devices, cochlear implants, and remote microphone systems for children birth through 21 years of age. Opportunities to be involved in research are available if the student is interested.
For more information or to apply, please send your resume/CV, letter of intent, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendations to the email listed below by August 31, 2020. For all chosen applicants the interview will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
AI duPont Hospital for Children
ATTN: Audiology / Dr. Julie Verhoff
1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803
Affiliation with an accredited AuD program
·Motivation to learn about and work with pediatric patients ·Contribution to clinical protocols and up-to-date techniques ·Professionalism with colleagues and patients
·Willingness to work with dynamic team of audiologists, physicians, therapists, and hearing researchers
Primary Practice Setting:
Hospital Other Pediatric
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 16 FTE Au.D. 3 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 4 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Yes May have minimal travel to satellite locations within 30 miles of the main campus dependent upon individual extern. Satellite locations include:• Philadelphia, PA• Newtown Square, PA• Deptford, NJ, Lancaster, PA
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:
•Professionalism•Basic audiometry/audiological evaluation•Theoretical knowledge of pediatric audiological assessment•Theoretical knowledge of electrophysiology•Theoretical knowledge of amplication devices and/or cochlear implants
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
•Implementation of theoretical knowledge•Become proficient in basic audiometry with the pediatric population•Gain proficiency in amplification and cochlear implants•Gain profiency in electrophysiology; Vestibular assessment; APD assessment•Proficiency in counseling patients and families•Proficiency in writing evaluation reports•Proficiency in communicating within the discipline and primary and specialty care providers
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 Student will have the opportunity to collaborate with research team and faculty members to create and participate with ongoing studies.
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:
Dependent upon individual extern/university affiliation
August 31, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Please be aware that the interview will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Direct contact for further inquiry by student and/or university; application to be sent electronically. All necessary documents must be received by August 31, 2020. Verification of completed application is encouraged via email at Julie.email@example.com. Invitations for in-person interviews will be extended the last week in September. All interviews will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the main A.I. DuPont hospital campus located on 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19803 or via WebEx video conference.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust.
Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors.
Nemours' audiologists use state-of-the-art technology and innovative testing techniques to assess your child’s hearing sensitivity. We can evaluate and treat hearing loss at any age, beginning at birth.