The post-doctoral clinical fellowship in auditory implants offers additional training after completing externship or those with greater experience who wish to change clinical subspecialties. The purpose of this position is to provide a one-year academic affiliated postgraduate educational experience in a controlled academic environment to develop advanced skills in the area of auditory implants. Ideal candidates are within the first 3 years of their professional career. Auditory Implant Audiologists provide direct patient care services to Ear Institute patients in the specialty areas of bone anchored implants, middle ear implants and cochlear implants. The fellow will be expected to conduct him/herself as a Clinical Auditory Implant Audiologist.
Provides appropriate evaluation of auditory status in addition to amplification and implant candidacy for pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations.
Consults with implant team to identify candidacy.
Conducts fitting, adjustment, troubleshooting and follow up evaluation for implant patients.
Conducts appropriate evaluation of fitting, adjustment, verification, troubleshooting and follow up evaluation for bi-modal patients utilizing amplification.
Acts as an audiologist and participates in the scheduled Division and Faculty meetings.
Educates audiology interns, audiology externs, clinical trainees, medical residents, medical fellows, community providers, and staff, on the principles of implantable devices.
Engages in scholarly activities not limited to research, academic presentations at scientific conferences, or publications.
Contributes to the working environment of the department by maintaining the professional atmosphere of the department to include professional dress as outlined in the Human Resource Policy and Procedure Manual; maintaining proper decorum within the department; and assuring communication with employees, management and outside contacts are performed according to the standards of the organization with respect to customer service and by demonstrating a welcoming and helpful attitude.
Prepares reports and documentation as required.
Performs other duties as required and conforms with and abides by all policies and procedures.
Travel between the main hospital campus (Miami) and surrounding satellite clinics required (Plantation, Boca Raton). Personal transportation required.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
The Fellow will be a fully licensed audiologist seeking specialized training in the area of auditory implants. As such, developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes leading to proficiency in all the domains of clinical competency requires the fellow to assume personal responsibility for the care of individual patients. This and all patient services and interaction will occur under the guidance and supervision of faculty members who give value, context, and meaning to those interactions.
As part of the clinical training program, the fellow will facilitate clinical observerships and supervise student traineeships.
Minimum qualifications include an AuD or PhD degree from an accredited university.
Candidates must have successfully completed audiology externship program including basic training in cochlear implants. We expect that the auditory implant fellow will enter with a sufficient foundation of implant experience to allow for rapid acquisition of clinical technical skills.
Florida state licensure or ability to obtain FL state licensure is required.
Must be available for a start date of early June 2021
To apply, please complete the following online application:
Prior to starting application please ensure you have the following documents ready and available to upload:
Letter of intent including detailed auditory implant experience
Unofficial graduate school transcript
Name and email of who will be providing 2 Letters of Recommendation
The 2 Letters of Recommendation, preferably from individuals who have relevant auditory implant experience, should be emailed directly by your reference to ACE@med.miami.edu
Deadline to apply 01/08/2021 by 11:59pm ET
Interviews, offered on an invitation basis, will take place 02/01/2021 via Zoom
Notification of application status by 2/26/2021
Start date June 1, 2021
Questions may be directed to ACE@med.miami.edu
About University of Miami Ear Institute, Department of Otolaryngology
The Division of Audiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment center for patients of all ages who may be experiencing hearing and/or balance difficulties. It is staffed by 6 neurotologists, 20 audiologists, 4 speech pathologists, 1 psychologist, and 1 deaf educator to provide a comprehensive team approach to treatment and management of hearing and balance disorders.
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