12 month paid 4th year externship in busy ENT practice located in Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana. You will have daily experience providing diagnostic testing for pediatric and adult populations. We also provide adult amplification, as well as vestibular assessment. We are affiliated with Fyzical, so the extern will be able to gain experience observing vestibular/balance therapy.
The successful candidate will have strong clinical skills and will be able to function independently within 8 weeks. Required skills include a strong work ethic, ability to work well and in close proximity with others, and caring demeanor with patients.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 1 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
June 1, 2021
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:
Mastery of basic diagnostic battery and REM
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Will become proficient in VNG testing, Dix-Hallpike testing, and hearing aid evaluation, fitting, and counseling
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?
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:
Twice per semester
November 1, 2020
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email Melissa Hall, Director of Audiology, with the required documents.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)