ENT Surgical Associates is a private clinical practice serving both the Pasadena and Glendale areas. Our team consists of 4 ENT Physicians, 2 Audiologists, and 1 Hearing Instrument Specialist. Currently our clinic is offering a 12-month full-time AuD Externship position.
The student will be able to gain hands-on experience working in an evidence-based practice setting.
For those targeting a career in private practice or medical audiology, there will be opportunities to better understand the process of working with different health insurance plans, third party vendors, manufacturers, and learning more about administrative duties associated with practice management and growth.
Typical schedules will include (1) diagnostic testing for adults of a broad-based patient population—a portion of our patients come from Armenian, Hispanic, and Filipino backgrounds; (2) patient encounters, such as hearing aid evaluations, fittings, orientations, follow ups, real ear/conformity evaluations, tinnitus education and counseling, and basic hearing aid troubleshooting appointments; (3) regular clinic meetings; and (4) other arranged events such as conferences and workshops.
Supervision will be provided by audiologists with CCC-A professional credentials.
Opportunity for stipend may be considered
We are seeking strong applicants that can work well within a team and demonstrate a strong work ethic with a positive, flexible attitude. Candidates be comfortable performing audiological testing in a medical setting and have some familiarity programming and making adjustments to hearing aids. Candidates should also have some background in writing reports and drafting chart notes.
Our goal for the externship position is to provide students with an opportunity to develop real world clinical experience to better prepare them to excel in the field and advance their professional skills.
1. Your Resume. 2. A resume of any past educational, work, volunteer and social group experience not related to the field of audiology. 3. An introduction letter 4. Three letters of recommendation. At least two must be from University professors or clinical supervisors.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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 0 3rd year 2 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
5 + office holidays
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Local and in office manufacturer events and trainings.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 5 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:
Extern must be able to perform diagnostic evaluations on a culturally diverse population. Extern must have a fundamental understanding of patient care and a true desire to serve all of those that require our services.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
At the conclusion of the externship it is expected the extern will be able to; Write concise and relevant notes and reports. Provide exceptional care. Understand the necessity of verification and bench mark measures. Be able to navigate referral sources and know when and how to refer patient's requiring additional services beyond our scope of practice.
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?
Yes By request may be arranged with a hospital audiology department or a pediatric non-profit
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:
Regular email or phone contact to check in on the Univerity's student.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other A resume of any past educational, work, volunteer and social group experience.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Professional Resume Resume of any past educational, work, volunteer and social group experience An introduction letter Three letters of recommendation . At least two must be from University professors or clinical supervisors.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
We are a group ENT practice serving residents in the Los Angeles area for over 75 years. Under the leadership of our chief audiologist, our hearing department has had consistent double-digit growth in the number of patient encounters over the past 5 years. We are continually looking for additional audiology services to bring to our community.