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Audiiology LEND Fellow - 47109
CHOP | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Job Summary

Responsibilities include directly supervised audiological assessment, aural rehabilitation, and equipment calibration.  The extern also participates in the ongoing development, revision, and refinement of clinical procedures and protocols, and is involved in the department’s research program.  The extern participates in and completes the requirements for the hospital’s interdisciplinary Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program.  Appointment as an extern is for one year (12 months) with no guarantee of employment by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia beyond the one-year extern appointment.

Job Responsibilities

1. Under the direct supervision of a licensed sponsor/supervisor who meets supervision requirements of the Audiology department, as well as the degree-granting institution:  assesses hearing through the use of diagnostic tests and other appropriate procedures, in compliance with guidelines set by the department and regulating agencies.

-Applies proper knowledge, methods, and techniques using specific diagnostic equipment.


2. Under the direct supervision of a licensed sponsor/supervisor who meets supervision requirements of the Audiology department, as well as the degree-granting institution interprets test findings with prompt dissemination of results using professional oral and written communication.

-Aids physicians and other providers in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral and central auditory disorders.

-Counsels patients and families, as well as other professionals regarding hearing loss and options for (re)habilitation including, but not limited to hearing technology, communication options and educational services through the use of outcomes measures and referrals to appropriate service providers with support provided by more senior staff, as needed.


3. Under the direct supervision of a licensed sponsor/supervisor who meets supervision requirements of the Audiology department:, as well as the degree-granting institution:

develops recommendations for aural (re)habilitation in accordance with departmental protocols, with support provided by more senior staff, as needed.

-Selects, modifies, and dispenses amplification systems, cochlear implants and other assistive devices when appropriate.

-Develops informational materials for families and professionals when appropriate.


4. Assists the Manager of Audiology and other staff in assigned administrative duties.

- Reports problems/shortages with consignment technology, capital instrumentation and operating supplies to senior staff.   

- Maintains a record of clinical activity and submits information to primary supervisor on at least monthly basis.

- Maintains professional conduct in accordance with ethical, professional, and procedural standards as set by academic program,  department policy  and state/federal regulatory agencies.

-Participates in department educational activities, research projects, and community events as assigned.


5. Under the direction of LEND discipline preceptor, fulfills all requirements of LEND Program.

·      Develops an Individualized Training Plan (ITP), detailing projects and assignments to be completed within the fiscal year.

·     Attends all required lectures.

·     Participates actively in practica as selected for the ITP.

·     Completes all required LEND paperwork in a timely fashion.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Currently enrolled in a Clinical Doctorate (Au.D.) program in Audiology, with all requirements met for the degree with the exception of the 4th year externship.



Additional Technical Requirements

  • High level of analytical skill in order to identify and plan for the resolution of problems encountered in clinical and research duties.

  • High level of skill in various audiological assessment procedures pertaining to the pediatric population.

  • Fundamental research skills including a general understanding of research methodology, design, and statistics.

About CHOP

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.

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