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A position is offered for a fourth year AuD. student to apply their audiological studies and experience the real world: hearing evaluations, electrophysiology knowledge and skills for patients from infant to late in life.
Training and monitoring of students will continue during their stay in our multidisciplinary office of otolaryngologists, nurse practitioners, allergy, hearing aid specialists and audiology support staff.
There is a potential for a permanent position.
Why Wyoming? Wyoming has wide-open spaces in the high desert plains to mountain tops. Sporting activities range from fly-fishing blue-ribbon waters, mountaintop pools, trail riding, hiking, skiing (both cross-country and downhill). Casper, Wyoming is centrally located with 4-hour drives to Denver, CO, Billings, MT, and Rapid City, SD. From restaurants, museum, gun ranges, and bowling alleys…there is a little bit of something for everyone in the Cowboy State. Just bring your sense of adventure.
The candidate we are looking for must like working with others in high pressure situations, think on their feet, and consider the patient and their family as the most important part of our daily process. Laughter and sense of humor is always welcome. Anticipation and a good plan to finish our work day on a high note is paramount. Please consider asking us questions about this special opening. Thank you.
Fundamental knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
basic pure tone air and bone conduction, speech audiometry, tympanometry
Much on site training on electrophysiology
hearing aid fits and trouble shooting
a good sense of humor
willing to learn
Primary Practice Setting:
ENT group practice
Number of Audiologists at the site:
2 FTE Masters Degree 1 FTE Au.D. 0 FTE Ph.D. 4 FTE Other Doctorate (ScD) 3 FTE professional support staff (technicians/audiometric assistants) 0 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 The above arrangements can be discussed-flexible.
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:
Know basics, training is provided
Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Yes, we will further train- opportunities to learn and develop skills.
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 Rarely, although should a student be interested in topics, we'd be happy to comply.
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:
What works for the univeristy program can work for us.
Letters of Recommendation Resume Personal Review Phone interview Letter of request/intent Facetime
Steps for the student/university to follow in the application process:
phone call would be preferred, in addition to our department email.
Contact Person: (preceptor, supervisor or extern coordinator)