The team at Southwestern Hearing Center have served the health needs of Santa Fe and the communities of northern New Mexico since 1986. As a physician-owned hearing center, our audiologists partner closely with CHRISTUS St. Vincent ENT and David R. Brown, M.D. ENT to provide our patients with the best care possible. We remain the only medically-based audiology and hearing aid practice in Santa Fe.
We have an immediate opportunity for a doctoral audiology student to join our team for the 2021 – 2022 externship rotation! This is an excellent opportunity where you will work alongside our audiologists and physicians in a cohesive manner to provide the best experience for our patients. Our culture is one that welcomes fresh ideas and values employee input.
The student will work on a team responsible for administering a full range of diagnostic services, including ABR, OAE, VNG, ECOG, newborn screenings, and adult/pediatric hearing evaluations. There will also be opportunities to dispense hearing aids, as well as take part in consultations, fittings, verification, counseling and community outreach.
Our goal for each audiology extern is to gain real world experience working with patients of all ages by providing comprehensive services under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and certified audiologist. The experience we provide will enable the student to become a competent and highly coveted doctor of audiology.
This is a full-time, paid position with a salary of $40,000, eligible for health insurance, paid time off and company holidays.
If you are as passionate about patient care as we are and looking to become part of a team in an established clinic we encourage you to submit your cover letter and résumé to email@example.com.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the state’s capital. Renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, the picturesque town sits adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest. It offers an abundance of outdoor activities and boasts a very temperate climate, averaging 300 sunny days per year. Santa Fe’s history and strong cultural roots run deep. The rich heritage spawned a food-lover’s paradise and a vibrant arts scene. The area is also home to a number of colleges and near Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice Private practice Hospital
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) 5 FTE Clerical Support Staff
Number of Audiology Students each year:
0 1st year AuD Clinical Rotations 0 2nd year 0 3rd year 2 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 Diagnostic Audiology evaluation with differential diagnosis ●Experience with adults and pediatrics ●Experience with ABR and VNG preferred, but not required ●Basic hearing aid fitting with adult population, including counseling and follow up ●Good report writing skills ●Basic audiology foundation ●Demonstrated ability to manage patients independently
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
●Strengthen basic clinical skills ●Manage patient assessment and evaluation ●Manage a full caseload ●Strengthen patient counseling skills ●Communication with other medical providers in a professional manner
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?
Yes Yes. Will be further discussed during the interview process.
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:
Resources as needed if issues arise
Letters of Recommendation Resume Phone interview Letter of request/intent Zoom interview in lieu of phone interview. Please
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
Send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org 3 letters or recommendation may be sent directly from recommenders to email@example.com.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)
The team at Southwestern Hearing Center have served the health needs of Santa Fe and the communities of northern New Mexico since 1986. As a physician-owned hearing center, our audiologists partner closely with CHRISTUS St. Vincent ENT and David R. Brown, M.D. to provide our patients with the best care possible. We remain the only medically-based audiology and hearing aid practice in Santa Fe.