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January 14, 2013 | Audiologist | Thunder Bay | Competition #2013-003

Date: January 14, 2013
Position:

Audiologist

Location: Thunder Bay
Start Date: Immediately
Minimum Start Salary:

Competitive Salary, Excellent Benefits and Work Environment

Position Status: Permanent; Fulltime; 35 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provide diagnostic assessment and evaluation of hearing loss.  Prescribe hearing aids and other assistive devices for clients.  Plan and direct treatment/rehabilitation for clients. Clients may be individuals, small groups or organizations. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Service:
1. In Relation to Target Client Groups and Caregivers:
• Complete diagnostic hearing evaluations, special tests and other assessments as required. 
• Prescribe hearing aids, FM systems and Assistive Listening Devices
• Dispense, counsel and instruct clients on care and maintenance of hearing aids and other products; pair with blue tooth devices and remote controls
• Provide hearing aid checks to ensure appropriate fit of hearing aids to prescription and perform adjustments as needed.
• Take ear impressions for the ordering of custom hearing aids, products and earmolds
• Provide hearing aid repairs as needed
• Recommend appropriate hearing aid accessories and supplies.
• Accept referrals and screen clients, by walk in or phone referral, in order to assess feasibility and eligibility for Canadian Hearing Society audiological services
• Provide tinnitus consultations and related services.
• Provide home visits, on occasion, to clients with mobility issues
• Consult with referring physicians, family/caregivers and other support providers in relation to client history 
• Refer  to other agencies or services as required by client needs
• Provide information and education to clients and groups about CHS services and relevant policies and procedures
• Responsible for research, assessment and maintenance of clients in relation to bone conduction, cochlear implants and other special projects as required
• Initiate, facilitate and maintain support, speech reading and other groups 
• Provide auditory training
• Responsible for hearing screening and providing information at Open Houses, community centres and health fairs.
2. In relation to Other Professionals and Agencies:
• Liaise, act as resource for and consult with other professionals, counsellors, agencies and services in relation to confidential client information
• Initiate and prepare effective program development strategies in relation to ongoing community requirements
• Write letters and clinical reports to referring physicians, professionals and outside agencies as required.
• Provide on-going research and maintain information on community resources, government programs etc.
• Provide training to other staff and volunteers in order to facilitate regional aural rehabilitation programs (Hearing Help Classes and Hearing Screening)
• Refer ineligible clients to other community resources
• Participate in regional support (including travel) to other CHS audiology programs as able
• As required, assist in program expansion efforts e.g. support and coverage to the regions

Administration:

• Keep accurate audiological records in relation to client files, test results, progress notes, assessment forms, treatment and follow-up
• Initiate and follow up on correspondence and phone calls from clients, general public and other referral sources including government and agency contacts
• Generate and mail audiological reports for new clients to their General Practitioners 
• Maintain internal (CHS) statistics and reports
• Provide administrative information in accordance with government policies e.g.: Freedom of Information Act
• Initiate & maintain mailing lists for Audiological services
• Assist in equipment evaluations, calibrations and maintenance
• Order and maintain equipment inventory
• Responsible for infection control of instruments used for testing, such as otoscope tips, as well as toys used to help with testing children.
• Comply with CASLPO regulations regarding privacy act and client confidentiality.

Financial:  
• Complete financial assistance forms for ADP and other sources as required
• Prepare computer generated sales orders, cost estimates and invoices as well as requests for funding for consumers and other related agencies.
• Prepare, maintain and provide accurate billing records, estimates, invoices, forms for financial assistance and statistics.

Supervision:
• Liaise with professionals/instructors in relation to student progress and activities
• Provide reports on performance as required

• Provide supervision of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and other students and/or volunteers involved in Hearing Clinics Plus.

Community Education:
• Act as CHS representative and provide information about services at external workshops/seminars for other professionals, agencies, networks, etc.
• Represent CHS on external professional committees as required
• Co-ordinate information and organise, lead, or participate in specific programs such as community or consumer workshops related to hearing health issues
• Develop materials to promote CHS and hearing health services
• Provide mobile hearing screening and  community education through Van Project as required
• Consult and collaborate with other professionals/agencies regarding research
• Participate in media interviews including TV, radio and magazines as required
• Provide written articles about hearing health care, hearing aids and assistive listening devices to newspapers, magazines and professional journals as required

Professional Development:
• Attend conferences, seminars, continuing education courses related to the field (Audiology, and/or other Hearing Loss issues)
• Provide professional development sessions to Audiology team and other employees at CHS
• Attend internal staff meetings
• Keep up-to-date on issues and information related to position and agency
• Acquire and maintain ASL proficiency requirement for the position (Intermediate-Plus)

LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Reports to Regional Director, Thunder Bay and Director Hearing Health Care, Toronto

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Audiology
  • Registered with CASLPO
  • Registered as an ADP Authorizer and Dispenser
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Strong background in dispensing required
  • Experience with prescribing and dispensing hearing aids and FM Systems
  • Ability to make decisions and handle multiple tasks in a busy clinical environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and electronic clinical management systems and NOAH software
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to learn; French and LSQ are assets
  • Occasional local and out of town travel e.g. presentations, support to other offices, professional development, etc.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse environment
CLOSING DATE:

January 22, 2013 (Internal)*

Until Filled (External)

*Please note that as per the terms of our Collective Agreement, qualifying internal candidates will be considered first. External candidates – you will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CHS will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.

SEND RESUME TO:

Subject Line: Competition #2013-003

careers@chs.ca

 

Please email your resume as a MS Word attachment or paste the resume into the body of the email. Remember to put the competition number in the subject line.

Thank you for your application.

THE CANADIAN HEARING SOCIETY SUPPORTS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 
HIRING PROCESS FOR CULTURALLY DEAF, ORAL DEAF, 
DEAFENED, AND HARD OF HEARING APPLICANTS
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