Welcome

Welcome to your placement within the Audiology department at Monash Health. We have 3 sites, Monash Audiology -Clayton located at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton , Monash Audiology – Cranbourne located at the Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre, Cranbourne and Monash Audiology – Moorabbin, located at Monash Medical Centre – Moorabbin in East Bentleigh. We are Public Hospital Audiologists employed by Monash Health and remuneration is in accordance with the Medical Scientists Award.

Our Audiologists are a dynamic group of clinicians, committed to quality service provision, patient/client centred care, research, quality and to enjoying the workplace environment. We hope that your placement days will assist you to consolidate some of your theory and provide you with some intensive and hands on paediatric diagnostic assessments.

All Audiology staff at Monash Audiology are qualified Audiologists and members of ASA. There is a mixture of full time and part time staff. All full time staff members as well as some part timers work across campuses.

We would like you to enjoy your time at Monash Health Audiology and hope that you will gain some valuable experience in our clinical setting.

Your Student Coordinator

Shaani Graves T: 9594 2663 E: shaani.graves@monashhealth.org

Your Site Contacts

Site Name Email Phone
Monash Audiology – Clayton, Moorabbin and MCH Shaani Graves shaani.graves@monashhealth.org 9594 2663
Monash Audiology – Cranbourne Jackie Niemann jacqueline.niemann@monashhealth.org 5990 6168

 

Contact with Clinical Agencies

Contact prior to clinical placement is not required in Audiology.

Clinical Placement Hours

Monash Audiology – Clayton
Monash Audiology – Cranbourne
Monash Children’s Hosptial is open Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5:15 pm
Monash Audiology – Moorabbin is open Tues, Wed and Thurs 8.45am to 5.15pm

Unless otherwise negotiated, the hours you are expected to be on site are: 8.45am to 5.15pm. There is no weekend service in Audiology.

Unplanned Absence

Please telephone the Audiology department at the relevant site before your scheduled start time if you are too ill to attend the clinical placement. The university will be notified of the absence and where possible all absences will be made up. A replacement session may be negotiated at a mutually convenient time with the Audiology department however may not always be possible.

Rostered Breaks

Each audiology area has no official morning and afternoon tea breaks. Tea and coffee are available from the staff room or common areas. Lunch times vary but a half hour lunch break will be given. There are Staff Cafeterias at each bed based site and Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre. Microwave and fridge facilities are available at each site.

Uniform

Please abide by the professional dress code as documented under Dress Code & ID

Discipline services available at each site

The case load is predominantly paediatric and we are considered a centre of excellence in early detection of hearing loss as part of the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP). There is also an adults caseload and a small hearing aid clinic is available at Clayton and Moorabbin fitting private hearing aids only (no OHS).

The following diagnostic assessments are routinely performed within the department:

  • ABR (infant and adult)
  • ASSR
  • OAE
  • BOA
  • VRA
  • Play Audiometry
  • Speech Audiometry (age appropriate eg. KTT)
  • Tympanometry (including multi-probe for infants)
  • PTA

The majority of our patients are privately referred by doctors, paediatricians, ENTs, MCHC nurses or by parents themselves. For these patients there is an out-of –pocket expense for the hearing assessment. Babies referred in for ABR/ASSR, however are bulk-billed.

Patients referred within the hospital network comprise approximately 30% of the overall clinical caseload. These patients are predominantly referred from ENT clinic, Cleft and Facial Anomalies Clinic, a wide variety of Paediatric clinics, Thalassaemia Clinic, Developmental Disabilities Clinic and Oncology.

A standard appointment for a paediatric patient in our clinic is of 30 minutes in duration. The ABR/ASSR appointments are a little longer, with a 90 minute duration.

Hearing Aids (Monash Audiology – Clayton and Moorabbin Sites)

A private hearing aid fitting service is available for adults. Monash Audiology is independent of all hearing aid manufacturers and distributors, giving the highest level of independent clinical advice.

Discipline specific documentation requirements

It is expected where appropriate that audiology specific forms will be completed. You will be shown these during orientations.

  • Audiology Paediatric Assessment MR001
  • Audiology Adult Assessment MR002
  • Medical Consultation request form MR101
  • Inpatient Progress Notes MRJ01
  • Outpatient Progress Notes MRA01

Suggested preparation for clinical placements

Our aim is to provide you with a clinical experience as close to ′real working conditions′ as possible. We hope to provide you with a range of testing but as you can understand in a real clinic we have no choice over which patients we see and we cannot control the rate of people not showing for assessments.

Prior to you placement and meeting your clinical supervisor, please give some thought to the following questions. They will assist your supervisor in tailoring your placement experience.

  • How much paediatric experience have you had so far?
  • How confident are you testing different age groups of children?
  • Are there any areas you would specifically like to improve in?

Documentation

Please download and print the attached Documentation Form prior to placement.

Resources

Both Audiologists offices have text books available for students to use. Unless negotiated, these texts are not to leave the Audiologists office.

Locations

Monash Audiology – Clayton
Level 2 Outpatients
Monash Medical Centre – Clayton
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton
Ph 9594 2428 (main reception)
9594 2429 (Audiology office)

Monash Audiology – Cranbourne
140-154 Sladen Street
Cranbourne
Ph 5990 6180 (main reception)
5990 6168 (Audiology office)

Monash Audiology – Moorabbin
Monash ENT & Monash Audiology building
Rear of 867 Centre Road
East Bentleigh 3165

Monash Children’s Hospital – Audiology
Specialist Consulting Suite 2
246 Clayton Road
Clayton, 3168