The Audiology Department at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Philadelphia VA Medical Center, is pleased to announce a funded 4th year Audiology Externship position for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Externship includes a stipend with a 12 month commitment. Start date is projected for May 2021.
Come see what the city of Philadelphia has to offer while providing audiology services to our veterans at three outpatient clinics and the main VA hospital.
Clinic services include comprehensive audiologic evaluations, amplification, ALD's, hearing aid repairs, cerumen management, tinnitus management (PTM), aural rehabilitation, VNG testing, APD testing, Hearing Conservation, Cochlear Implants and Ototoxic Monitoring.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Michele.Chiolan@va.gov no later than January 29, 2021. Please contact me at (215) 823-4073 or email me with questions and additional information.
Primary Practice Setting:
VA medical center
Number of Audiologists at the site:
1 FTE Masters Degree 10 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 2 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 2 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Every 6 months there are continuing education opportunities.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes up to 20 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:
Comprehensive audiological examinations Hearing aid evaluations Impressions for hearing aid Repairs
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
APD testing VNG testing Understanding of PTM
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
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Education Department for affiliate agreement to be signed.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
About Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC) provides health care to Veterans living in America’s sixth-largest metropolitan area, including the city of Philadelphia and six surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. The CMCVAMC is part of the VA Healthcare Network - VISN4 and serves as an acute referral center for VA health care facilities in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.
The facility is staffed by approximately 2,750 employees and supports 142 acute care beds and 135-bed Community Living Center. The CMCVAMC also operates community-based outpatient clinics in Burlington County, NJ, Gloucester County, NJ, Camden, NJ, and Horsham, PA (Victor J. Saracini VA Outpatient Clinic) in which more than 91,000 Veterans visited in 2017.
More than 55,000 Veterans are enrolled for health care at CMCVAMC, with nearly 590,000 visits in 2017. The Medical Center has an operating budget of more than $540 million and focuses on several mission areas: providing health care, conducting medical research, training health care professionals for the future, and being prepared to serve in the event of a crisis or emergency.
A...ffiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and numerous other allied health schools and colleges, the CMCVAMC offers comprehensive surgical, medical and psychiatric care to include special emphasis programs, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, and rehabilitative care.