We are a busy audiology department within a level 1 trauma hospital with an adjoining pediatric hospital that contains a level III NICU. We perform VNG/ENG, Posturography (CDP), EP (sedated and unsedated), ECOG, VEMP, CAPT, OAE and Infant hearing screenings. We see both the adult and pediatric populations for selection and dispensing of amplification. Adult and pediatric populations seen for hearing evaluations and all other diagnostics. Some BAER testing is done in the OR. Adult and pediatric cochlear implant/temporal bone implant mapping/programming and evaluation. IOM and CI surgery observation optional for those interested. Poster presentation recommended for Ohio Academy of Audiology conference on a conference year. Externship runs from June-May
4th year externship eligibility
Commitment to the full 12 month time period of the externship is expected.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 1 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 0 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Stipend Other – Please Describe The 4th year student may be eligible for an Infant hearing screening technician paid position for the Universal Infant Hearing Program (OAE/BAER) on weekends/holidays (approx 15 hours/month) Some weekday coverage may be offered intermittently.
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Local manufacturer sponsored seminars, hospital sponsored learning opportunities, local CEU's.
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
No Limited commute to another facility, however, always a possibility.
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:
*Basic audiometry/masking/reflexes I/C *(preferred) VNG/ EP administration. *Selection/dispensing/counseling of amplification *Overall good age-appropriate and culturally sensitive rapport with patients
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
We expect this externship to fine tune skills and expect students to enter well rounded and confident. Students should also be motivated to explore the areas they consider their weakest.
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
Yes Students encouraged to determine and develop topics of interest
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:
Periodic as needed, via email or phone
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Other Please submit your resume/CV and 2 signed/sealed letters of recommendation. Letters should come directly from instructor. Resume/CV should outline specific testing and learnings during each externship experience. Applications lacking this will be discarded/delayed. Any university/extern based reviews are encouraged. Early submissions are given higher priority for candidacy for the interview process, since we invite only a select number of applicants for interview. Site visits are preferred, phone interviews accepted. The applicant will be notified by email once their application is complete. Our campus is tobacco/vapor/e-cigarette free. Once an applicant is accepted, they will submit for testing of tobacco substance, among other required screenings and background checks. BLS required as well as current vaccinations. We do not offer sponsored Visas.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Contact Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information Resumes can be emailed, or mailed to 2142 N. Cove Blvd, Toledo, Ohio 43606 Attn: Julie Yeater, Audiology fax 419-479-6158
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)