Island Health, Nanaimo and Courtenay, BC

Category: 
Audiology


 

Are you looking for a demanding, yet rewarding career as a Clinical Audiologist?

Island Health is hiring pediatric Audiologists to join their Public Health team in Nanaimo and Courtenay. Under the general supervision  of the Senior Audiologist, provides comprehensive audiological and amplification services, including diagnostics and treatment, to clients of all ages, with specialization in pediatric and special populations. The Audiologist works cooperatively with professionals, agencies and community members and groups in a multidisciplinary team approach to address hearing related needs of individuals, families and the community, following family-centred care principles. The position provides direct consultation and educational services to other professionals, community members and families and coordinates and implements community-based programs designed to promote optimal hearing and communication skills and increase community awareness. The Clinical Audiologist provides supervision and teaching for Audiometric Technicians.

 

Education, Training and Experience
 

  • Current registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHPBC).
  • Masters Degree in Audiology.
  • Relevant experience in community audiology, including pediatric audiology and experience in the selection, evaluation and fitting of hearing aids and Assistive Listening Devices (including FM equipment) is an asset.
  • Travel is a requirement of this job. Travel arrangements must meet the requirements of the program.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to perform audiologic test battery and interpret results.
  • Ability to fit, evaluate and monitor hearing aids and FM equipment.
  • Ability to relate to children and special populations and engage their co-operation.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate own schedule, set priorities and work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to develop and implement selected Audiology programs.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Ability to complete self-evaluation of work efficiency and standards through evidence-based practice.
  • Ability to work using health promotion and family centred care principles.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff, multi-disciplinary teams, groups and individuals in acute care and community health settings.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated counseling skills.
  • Ability to complete basic program planning.
  • Physical ability and manual dexterity to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate a computer at a level required for clinical audiology practices (word processing, statistical analysis and hearing aid programming.

There are three positions available: Regular FT in Nanaimo (#139464), 1 year Temporary PT in Courtenay (#139417) and Regular PT Senior in Courtenay – additional duties and qualifications, supervisory experience required (#139416).

 

How to Apply

Visit www.islandhealth.ca/careers  

About Island Health is one of British Columbia’s regional health authorities. With more than 24,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 3,000 volunteers, Island Health Is the largest employer on Vancouver Island, providing a comprehensive range of progressive health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.  We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus up to four weeks’ vacation a fter your first year of employment.

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