Seeking a highly-motivated 4th year audiology student to work in a busy ENT office/hearing center who is searching for experience with diagnostic testing and hearing aid sales. This 4th year externship position may require travel between the Denver and Lone Tree locations.
4th Year Extern Goals:
Provide diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric hearing and balance disorders.
4th Year Extern Duties:
Define patient hearing impairment and balance disorder by conferring with referring physician; administer electrophysiological and other relevant tests; operate diagnostic equipment; determine type and degree of hearing impairment and effects on comprehension and speech; interpret audiometric diagnostic data; prepare written diagnostic reports.
Fit hearing aids; cleaning and maintaining of hearing aids; counseling patients and families.
Maintain patient records by recording and updating evaluations, changes, progress, and treatments in practice wide EMR.
Improve quality results by studying and evaluating processes; investigating research programs; evaluating new equipment, devices, and techniques.
Provide auditory evaluations and education by measuring and studying noise conditions; conducting hearing protection and hearing loss screening programs.
Maintain supplies and inventory by checking stock; anticipating needs; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
Maintain legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to federal, state, and local regulations, and professional standards.
Update job knowledge by tracking trends in new techniques and approaches; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Prefer ENT clinical rotation during years 1-3 of the Au.D. program
Good academic standing with university
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 4 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?
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours per week
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes 17 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:
Efficient and accurate diagnostic testing, knowledge of various hearing aid manufacturers, and basic knowledge of VNG, ABR, ECOG, and cVEMP testing. Strong initiative and communication skills.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Further develop above listed skills.
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:
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email items above
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Associates of Otolaryngology Harvard Park Hearing
Harvard Park Hearing is a division of Associates of Otolaryngology. We currently have four full-time audiologists and one 4th year extern serving two locations in the Denver area. With seven ENT physicians and two physician assistants we are a busy and growing ENT clinic.