Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute (JHBI) is currently accepting applications for a 2022-2023 Audiology Externship. JHBI is a prominent Neurotology practice located minutes from the beaches of northeast Florida. Our practice specializes in advanced surgical and rehabilitative options for patients with hearing and balance disorders. We primarily serve the adult population. In our main office, we see patients for diagnostic evaluation, electrophysiologic assessment, cochlear implant and BAHA services, tinnitus evaluation and comprehensive vestibular evaluation including posturography, rotary chair and VNG testing. Comprehensive hearing aid services are offered through our adjacent Hearing Center.
Primary Practice Setting:
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 5 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
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
Yes Externs are encouraged to attend local conferences and continuing education events.
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:
-Take a complete case history -Strong report writing skills -Competently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critically think about each case presented -Strong knowledge in hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone anchored devices, and tinnitus management -Good counseling skills for patients of all ages -Working knowledge on vestibular assessment and interpretation.
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
-Proficient in report writing and electronic medical record keeping -Independently perform all diagnostic evaluations -Critical thinking about each case presented -Proficient in counseling, selection, and fitting of hearing aids, cochlear implants / bone anchored devices, tinnitus management -Independently perform and interpret a full vestibular evaluation
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:
Periodic student evaluations as needed by university.
September 30th 2021
Letters of Recommendation Resume Transcript Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
All application requirements (including letter of intent, resume and transcripts) should be submitted as one complete packet and emailed to email@example.com.
Two letters of recommendation can be emailed directly from references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An initial phone interview will be offered to selected applicants followed by an in-person interview. Although our deadline is listed as September 30th, 2021, initial phone interviews will start on Friday, August 13th.
Please note a formal offer may be extended prior to application deadline if the right candidate is found.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute is a medical practice specializing in improving hearing and balance health through proper diagnosis and advanced treatment options. Our doctors of Audiology work closely with our physicians to provide personalized care and customized rehabilitative options.
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