At Children’s Wisconsin, we believe kids deserve the best. Our vision is that Wisconsin kids will be the healthiest in the nation. Our mission (CARE) is the work we do to achieve our vision:
Caregiving: offering some of the nation’s best medical care
Advocacy: Speaking up and protecting children
Research: Finding cures to the illnesses that can affect children
Education: Sharing what we learn and teaching others to care for kids
Children's Wisconsin offers an exciting and fast-paced, 52 week externship placement for Doctor of Audiology students. Externs will benefit from a comprehensive pediatric experience including diagnostics, amplification fitting and follow-up, electrophysiology, newborn hearing screening, auditory processing evaluations, and exposure to cochlear implant evaluations and programming. Externs will also gain unparalleled experience working in collaboration with many other specialties including participation on our implant team, cleft lip and palate team, and Down syndrome team.
Our dedicated team of audiologists practice with purpose and innovation, providing evidence-based care and over half of our audiologists have been awarded the ABA pediatric audiology specialty certification (PASC). Additionally, in alliance with Children’s core value of innovation, our audiology department is part of a major renovation project and will be moving into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in November 2021. Externs will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a beautiful new space enriching their ability to provide best and safest family-centered care.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have strong interpersonal skills, be an active team player, and display a significant desire for a career in pediatric audiology. Excellent clinical knowledge of diagnostic and hearing aid management is essential, as is confident clinical decision making skills. A previous pediatric rotation is required.
Our institution is following the Audiology Clinical Education Network (ACEN) timeline. All application materials must be submitted by September 10, 2021. Our interview process will take place from September 11-October 15, 2021, and an externship offer will be extended on October 20, 2021 at noon.
Of note, an affiliation agreement between the university the student is attending and Children's Wisconsin must be signed by January 31, 2022 for the student to participate in the externship placement.
Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, prior to start date and able to provide documentation.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 17 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 3 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Hearing aid manufacturer training
Expected hours/days a week:
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Travel to Delafield, Greenfield, Kenosha, Mequon, and New Berlin satellite clinics. Approximately 20 miles from main campus clinic
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:
* Diagnostic audiology experience with patients ages birth to 18 years. * Experience with hearing testing of specials needs population. * Experience with hearing aid consultation, fitting, and follow-up. * Experience or familiarity with assistive listening devices such as FM systems. * Knowledge of objective electrophysiologic assessment (ABR and ASSR) and otoacoustic emissions testing. * Experience with verification of hearing aids.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
During the course of the externship period, the student will be expected to show initiative in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. The student will transition from performing assessments under supervision to leading patient appointments and completing evaluations with minimal guidance from supervisors.
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 are encouraged to participate in research and clinic-based opportunities when available.
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:
An affiliation agreement between the university the student is attending and Children's Wisconsin must be signed by January 31, 2022 for the student to be able to participate in the externship placement.
September 10, 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent Other Interview with student applicant to take place within our clinic or via web. Unofficial transcripts accepted.
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Students who are interested in applying for the externship position should submit their application materials to email@example.com by September 10, 2021. Once all application materials have been received, applicants may be contacted for an interview. An extern will be selected by October 20, 2021.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)