Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System

Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System

6900 N Pecos Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89086
United States

The VA Southern Nevada Health System in Las Vegas, NV is currently accepting applications for one 4th year funded externship position for the 2023-2024 year. This is a twelve month commitment with an estimated start date May to July 2023. The Audiology Clinic offers a wide range of services including basic audiometric testing, hearing aid fittings, cochlear implant services, cerumen management, progressive tinnitus management, tele-audiology services and vestibular testing including computerized dynamic posturography, VNG and vHIT. Preceptors come from a variety of backgrounds and are interested not only in the education of the student, but also in assisting the student in attaining career goals.

Number of externship positions:

Funding is assigned by the Office of Academic Affairs and may not have been determined by the application deadline. OAA funding is announced nationally at the same time which should allow sites to know funding at approximately the same time. Historically, our site:
Has been funded.

Clinical opportunities provided during the externship:

  • Audiologic evaluation
  • Immittance measures
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Hearing aid selection
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Vestibular evaluation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Electrophysiology evaluation
  • Tinnitus evaluation
  • Tinnitus management
  • Cochlear Implant evaluation
  • Cochlear Implant management
  • Cerumen Management
  • Telehealth program

Clinical opportunities not listed above:

Externship site expects the extern to have mastered these skills before they begin their clinical externship:
Basic audiometric skills, including: immittance measures, pure tone threshold testing, and speech testing. Basic vestibular knowledge. Basic hearing aid knowledge. Skills necessary to work in a fast paced environment with a variety of veterans.

Externship site expects the extern to learn/demonstrate these skills during their clinical externship:
Deeper knowledge of audiometrics, and forensic audiology. In depth knowledge of vestibular evaluations. Skills necessary to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced VA hospital setting. Practical skills for hearing aid troubleshooting will be expanded.

Number of audiologists at site:

Number of staff at site:

Audiologists holding CCC-A certification:

Audiologists holding ABA certification:

What level of supervision is provided:
Full time

Number of patients seen per year:

How many students per year both interns and externs:

Continuing Education opportunities:
Opportunities exist for monthly hearing aid vendor trainings, and students are provided time to attend some off campus trainings.

Travel to satellites required?:

Are there interdisciplinary opportunities? If so what:
Students will be assigned to the Traumatic Brain Injury team and possibly other rotations including physical therapy and low vision clinic.

Are there research opportunities? If so what?:

Do you have a consortium or collaborative arrangements with other sites that provides additional experience?:

What communication or other support do you expect or require from university during externship?
As needed

Site’s application requirements:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Letter of request/intent

Steps for the student/university to follow the application process:
Application packets should be submitted electronically to and by COB pacific time on Friday September 23rd 2022; late submissions will not be accepted. The following must be included:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Transcripts
  4. Two recommendation letters

Interviews will be conducted beginning October 11th, 2022

Site’s application deadline:
Friday, September 23, 2022

Site’s externship contact:
Andrew Seitz Au.D CCC-A

Anticipated decision date:
Tuesday, November 1, 2022