Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is pleased to offer a fourth year Audiology externship (AuD Extern) to one qualified candidate. CHLA offers a wide range of audiological evaluations and hearing aid services for children of varying medical complexities. The AuD Extern will work with multiple pediatric audiologists during their year rotation. Upon completion, our externs are well-prepared with a strong foundation of concepts and knowledge to provide the highest quality auditory care to children from birth to 21 years old.
Program benefits: Paid Stipend Full benefits (health, dental and vision) Paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal) One-on-one mentoring
Details: One-year externship beginning on or around June 1st Hands-on training in Audiological testing, including: Behavioral audiological evaluations (Visual Reinforcement Audiometry, Conditioned Play Audiometry, and conventional audiometry) Immittance testing Otoacoustics emission testing Auditory brainstem response evaluations under natural sleep and under sedation/general anesthesia. Experience with CHLA’s wide variety of hearing aid services: Hearing aid evaluations Hearing aid fittings Hearing aid checks Verification measures Work closely with other disciplines within the hospital: Craniofacial Team Hematology-Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Otolaryngology
? Audiologist qualified for fourth year externship ? Student of an accredited Audiology program
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 6 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 4 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 0 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
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:
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
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 This is a possibility
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:
Set expectations and timeline for evaluations
October 1, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Unofficial transcripts are acceptable
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send in a single PDF attachment Letter of intent Resume / CV 2-3 letters of recommendation Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) to Karen Fadul, Staff Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today our medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients.
CHLA is a provider of more than $316.2 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.
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