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We are currently looking to fill a Full Time opportunity for a Audiologist in Public Health located in Langley, BC.
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Detailed Overview: Reporting to the Clinical Practice Leader, the Audiologist identifies, assesses, and treats children (newborns to 19 years of age) with hearing related issues, including the fitting of amplification devices. Provides guidance to Audiometric Technicians and consultative services to clients, parents, other health professionals and community members. Responsibilities:
- Performs audiological assessments, on a referral basis, for infants, preschool and school age children with suspected hearing disorders and/or related disorders.
- Identifies, assesses, diagnoses and provides rehabilitative treatment to clients with hearing disorders; performs follow-up testing; adapts assessment and testing procedures to accommodate clients of different ages and clients with special needs such as the physically, mentally and/or multiple disabled.
- Evaluates, selects and fits hearing aids for clients; provides ongoing monitoring of hearing aids; coordinates funding assistance for clients requiring hearing aids as needed.
- Screens children/family and provides information or referral to other agencies for further follow-up; counsels and educates clients and their families regarding hearing related issues, the results of assessments, treatment plans, the use of hearing aids and roles and responsibilities in the treatment process; provides information regarding other available services for the hearing impaired.
- Provides guidance to Audiometric Technicians by ensuring standards are met, are familiar with program policies and directives through a process of orientation, and by regular communication and updates.
- Maintains related records, documentation and statistics; prepares reports in accordance with established standards and procedures.
- Provides input into the audiology program by analyzing priorities, recommending equipment acquisitions and replacements.
- Maintains inventory of hearing aids and related equipment, including monitoring revenue and expenses; authorizes orders for hearing aids.
- Calibrates audiometric equipment as required.
- Develops and maintains effective and efficient communication links with the community by liaising with colleagues, community agencies, schools, government and other health care professionals.
- Interprets audiology policies and applies them accordingly to the audiology program.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Graduation from an approved school of Audiology. One (1) year's recent, related clinical experience or a combination of education, training, and experience.
Current active registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC and certification in applicable advanced competency. Eligible for membership in the Canadian and/or BC Association of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology (CASLPA and/or BCSLPA).
Valid BC Drivers Licence and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory, principles, methods, objectives and practices of Audiology and its application to the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in children.
- Demonstrated knowledge of equipment and materials used in the assessment and treatment of hearing disorders.
- Ability to select, evaluate and fit hearing aids.
- Ability to plan, select, implement and evaluate individual client plans for the assessment and rehabilitation of persons with hearing problems.
- Ability to counsel/train clients and parents.
- Ability to select, administer and interpret various Audiology tests.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including the ability to work in a team and client focussed environment.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to deal effectively with conflict.
- Ability to teach.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $40.53 - $50.62 / hour