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Audiologist, Cochlear Implant Services - BC Children's Hospital
Audiologist, Cochlear Implant Services
BC Children’s Hospital
What you’ll do
- Administer and interpret comprehensive clinical assessments using current and evidence-based protocols to determine candidacy for implantation including interpreting individual test results, functional benefits from amplification, and developmental milestones. Participate in cochlear implant candidacy team meetings and the decision-making process. Provide support as a key member of the interdisciplinary cochlear implant team; the audiologist’s participation and opinion is fundamental in the determination of patient candidacy.
- Utilize advanced knowledge and expertise in the area of electrical stimulation including speech coding strategies, modes of stimulation and other electrical parameters needed to create listening programs for a map for a patient’s sound processor. Administer and interpret advanced electrophysiologic testing procedures including intra- and post-operative Neural Response Telemetry (NRT), electro Stapedial Reflex Testing (eSRT).
- Manage post-operative cochlear implant audiologic care including cochlear implant function, evaluation of patient auditory development and progress in relation to expected trajectories. Develop the appropriate adjustments to intervention plans/strategies in collaboration with other team members to maximize the child’s auditory development. Provide cochlear implant technical support including patient orientation, education, and troubleshooting of cochlear implant related equipment.
- Provide treatment services to families including caregiver education, support and counseling regarding expectations, potential outcomes and interpreting test results relative to functional progress and assisting parents.
- Demonstrate the principles of family centered care in all aspects of assessment and training by promoting parents as the decision makers for their infants/children, ensuring the preferences, language, and culture of the family are respected, and role modeling family centered care.
What you bring
- Master’s Degree in Audiology from a recognized program.
- Minimum of two (2) years recent and relevant Post Masters clinical experience specifically providing cochlear implant audiology services including a minimum of one (1) year of extensive experience performing pediatric cochlear implant audiology services within an interdispliaary team environment.
- Current certification of Registration as an Audiologist in the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
- Current Advanced Competency Certification in Cochlear Implant Management from the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
You will also have knowledge of:
- The field of paediatric audiology, cochlear implantation, current implant devices and technology, programming devices, and auditory development.
- Pediatric audiology assessment (infants, young children and complex cases) as it relates to cochlear implantation.
- Research methodology and processes.
- Working collaboratively and effectively in an interprofessional environment.
- How to communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $36.99 to $46.27 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; As per rotation
Requisition # 139206
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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