Northwest Audiology & Hearing Aid Center in Ellensburg, Washington is seeking a 4th year extern for the 2021-2022 academic year. Northwest Audiology & Hearing Aid Center is a busy practice providing an excellent well-rounded externship experience in a diverse private practice setting.
We provide a full scope of audiologic and rehabilitation services to children and adults including: comprehensive basic audiometry and immittance, OAE, tinnitus evaluations and management, CAPD Testing, FM systems for our local school district, -pre and -post op audiograms for our local ENT, and fitting of hearing aids/bone-anchored devices.
Ideal candidate is friendly, has an upbeat/positive attitude, high standard of professional conduct, and promotes quality care.
Required documents include:
Letter of Interest
3 letters of recommendation
Contact information for the clinical offsite coordinator of your university
Please email application materials to:
Jenci Randall, Au.D., CCC-A
Primary Practice Setting:
Community speech and hearing center Private practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 2 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
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
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:
Basic comprehensive audiometry on normal adults Immittance testing and interpretation Diagnostic OAE administration Counseling on care and use of hearing devices
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
CAPD test administration and interpretation Follow-up programming of hearing devices Hearing device selection and fitting Pediatric testing BAHA evaluation testing Pediatric amplification
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:
September 10, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Email all application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)