This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Manager Rehabilitation Services, this position is part of the rehabilitation team in the Department of Health. This position plans, develops, organizes, delivers and evaluates Audiology services to all populations in the Qikiqtaaluk Region. The Audiologist provides specialized audiological assessment, diagnosis and intervention for individuals with hearing loss. The Audiologist is the only individual employed by the Department of Health who prescribes and dispenses hearing aids.
The Audiologist will develop, assess, implement and evaluate comprehensive audiology services on an inpatient, outpatient and community level to ensure the individuals requiring assistance maintain or regain their highest level of independent hearing function by responding to self-referrals or referrals from physicians, nurses or other allied health professionals. In addition to the adult caseload this position will be responsible for selecting appropriate test measures in the pediatric population including behavioral observation audiometry, visual reinforced audiometry and play audiometry. This position will be responsible for ongoing contact with manufacturers and suppliers of amplification devices and audiology equipment to ensure equipment is up to date and calibrated. The Audiologist will also coordinate the delivery of audiological services in the Qikiqtaaluk region by developing and maintaining a working relationship with staff in the 12 Community Health Centers in addition to the multidisciplinary team based in Iqaluit. Travel within the Qikiqtaaluk region is required.
The incumbent will have knowledge of and experience administering and interpreting Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR) as well as the ability to case-manage and provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages in a manner that is respectful and considerate of cultural diversities.
The ideal candidate will have completed a Master’s Degree in Audiology along with (1) one year of related experience. Membership in good standing with a provincial licensing body is required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would be considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit.
- Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
- Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
- Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
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- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.