Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (11 months ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The South Health Campus (SHC) is more than just a “hospital.” It is a campus environment that includes inpatient, outpatient, and wellness services, as well as prevention and public health learning opportunities for the community. The campus also has a partnership with the YMCA and retail services. The SHC has four key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient and Family Centred Care, and Innovation. These pillars guide the development and delivery of service to all patients and families at SHC. The Allied Health Department works collaboratively with all the clinical teams spread across SHC. Under general supervision of the Allied Health Assistant Manager, the temporary 0.8 FTE Audiologist will work closely with the Physicians, Surgeons and the Clinic teams in the following areas of service: Neurovestibular clinic, ENT clinics, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Clinic, Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Clinic. The Audiologist will also have an opportunity to take part in innovative program development for the site. The Audiologist will be involved in role and program development, quality improvement initiatives, development of best practice, assessment and treatment within a team environment, educating staff and peers, support staff and students and supervising technical staff/therapy assistants.

As an Audiologist, you will be working both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, where you will be responsible for the screening, identification, assessment and management of patients (clients) presenting with hearing and balance (vestibular) disorders. Your leadership and interpersonal skills will be important to you in supervising students and providing clinical guidance to other staff as appropriate. You will use your clinical expertise to inform program development and planning. You will interpret findings, provide counselling regarding hearing loss and balance dysfunction, and establish appropriate intervention plans to manage and reduce the functional impact of hearing loss. You will provide patients, their families and other professionals with information and recommendations; making referrals to other agencies and professionals as required.

Classification: Audiologist
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: SHC Audiology
Primary Location: South Health Campus
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.80
Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 23-DEC-2019
Temporary End Date: 05-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 8
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $41.58
Maximum Salary: $55.25
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of master's degree in Audiology. Active or eligible registration with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Current Heart & Stroke Foundation Healthcare Provider CPR certification. Experience counselling and educating patients and their families regarding their hearing status and rehabilitation programs. Consideration may be given to new graduates who have completed a final placement in diagnostic and rehabilitation audiology. Experience using the following Microsoft Office programs - Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience using Millennium, InfoMed and Sunrise Clinical Manager.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of 1 year experience in diagnostic and rehabilitation audiology with adults. Experience with: Hearing aids and/or bone anchored hearing aids, Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program. Experience administering and interpreting Neurovestibular tests (e.g. VEMPs, VNG and CDP). Experience working with Therapy Assistants. Research projects and data collection, quality improvement initiatives, best practice guidelines.