This position is for a 4th year externship at Salem Audiology Clinic. We have a private practice which focuses on diagnostics and treatment via amplification. The practice is very active, with approximately 15 diagnostic evaluations per day, six fittings and dozens of follow-up and service appointments. We currently employee a staff of six full-time audiologists with support by three audiology assistants and various clerical staff. Approximately 25% of patients are pediatric, 75% adult. We have an ABR program, focused on newborn early intervention. We are not currently doing vestibular work.
Externs will receive exposure to all aspects of private practice audiology and not just clinical work. This includes records management, marketing, clerical review, and patient education to give the extern a well-rounded experience should they ever plan to enter private practice themselves.
Externs will be expected to be able to work a minimum of 35 hours per week. They should be able to conduct diagnostic evaluations by the time they start at Salem Audiology Clinic. They will received direct supervision of hands-on work until competency has been determined and, for insurance billing reasons, always be directly supervised for diagnostic work. Once competency has been established, the extern should be able to work with indirect supervision with the exception of diagnostic work.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 5 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 9 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
1 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Stipend Possible Stipend available. This may vary from year to year.
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Staff audiologists are required to have 30 hours of continuing education every 24 month period to maintain state licensure. Students will be allowed to attend CEU sessions locally and abroad as opportunities present themselves.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 20 miles; this will only occur occasionally. Student will primarily be located at our main location.
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:
Diagnostic test battery (air, bone, speech)Tympanometry and reflex testingSite of lesionHearing aid evaluationHearing aid fitting and follow-up
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
In addition to normal diagnostic and treatment methodology, student will also learn...Marketing methodologyRecords managementPatient education and outreachInventory and back-office 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
Yes Salem Audiology Clinic routinely conducts internal research studies to evaluate new technology as it is introduced. These programs occur 1-3 times per year.
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:
Whatever the university requires.
Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Submit resume, with interviews to be conducted following confirmation of receipt.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Additional Salary Information: Possible paid stipend depending on our situation at the time. Experience at this site does count toward seniority should both partied opt to make the position permanent following graduation.
About Salem Audiology Clinic
Salem Audiology Clinic is a multi-office private practice in Salem, Oregon, currently with a staff of 6 audiologists. We are seeking to expand our staff by two additional audiologists. Benefits include full medical and dental, paid vacation, sick leave, extended medical leave, bereavement pay, SEP IRA, educational and licensing fund. Wages are based on previous experience and credentials. New graduates and veterans are equally welcome to apply. Resumes should be sent to "ATTN: Scot Frink, c/o Salem Audiology Clinic, 3857 Wolverine Street NE #16C, Salem, Oregon, 97305, email: firstname.lastname@example.org"