Sound Health Services, P.C. is the largest, privately owned, ENT doctor, audiology, speech pathology, and allergy practice with 16 offices in the St. Louis Metro area. We are seeking a 4th year audiology extern to join our team at our Sunset Hills and Fenton location.
As a 4th year extern, you will be responsible for complete diagnostic evaluations for adults and pediatrics, cerumen management, as well as hearing aid evaluations, fittings and assessments, and verification. We are seeking a student who is a team player and has a strong desire to learn. We will work to strengthen your skills so that you may grow to be independent and confident in the care that you provide.
Please email a cover letter, 3 letters of recommendations, resume, and transcript (unofficial accepted) to email@example.com by September 10, 2021 if you are interested. Sound Health Services will be following The Audiology Clinical Education Network timeline for the externship process in Fall of 2021.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
0 FTE Masters Degree 3 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 0 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 0 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 4 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 1 2nd year 1 3rd year 1 4th year Externships
Will interview travel be compensated?
Continuing education opportunities?
May 15, 2022
Expected hours/days a week:
40 hours/5 days
Travel to satellite centers required?
Yes Externship equally split between two locations, Sunset Hills and Fenton
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:
Audiometric testing and familiarity with hearing aids
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
The audiology extern will learn how to independently complete diagnostic evaluations for adults and pediatrics, cerumen management, as well as hearing aid evaluations, fittings and assessments, and verification.
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 Transcript Phone interview Letter of request/intent
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Please email application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)