Alberta Health Services
Barrhead, AB
Your Opportunity:
The beautiful community of Barrhead, located 120 km north of Edmonton, is part of the historic Klondike Trail and is the centre of one of Alberta's richest agricultural and forestry areas. With a population of 4,500 in Barrhead and 7,900 in the County of Barrhead, living in a small town that's close to a big city offers the best of all worlds. Not only is Barrhead vibrant and progressive, Barrhead also offers a safe, caring, and welcoming environment with lots of recreational activities, clubs, and social events to keep residents busy. Barrhead is a great place to raise a family as it offers modern healthcare, schools and recreation venues as well as business opportunities via forestry, oil & gas and a booming agricultural industry.Working in a small town allows you the chance to work with cases you wouldn't normally work with in a large centre, and participation in research is encouraged with this position. As our sole Audiologist at the Barrhead Healthcare Centre, you have the ability to create a niche for yourself. If nothing feels better than making a difference in the lives of families in your community, this may be the opportunity for you. Working independently while under the general supervision of the Area Manager, Allied Health, the Audiologist is responsible for: Identification, assessment, and management of children and adults with hearing and balance (vestibular) disorders. Maintaining adequate client records. Developing, coordinating, and implementing promotion/prevention education programs for clients, families, staff, and the general public. Supervising students, providing input into program development, planning, and providing clinical guidance to other staff as appropriate. Performing other duties as required.

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: NZ BARRHEAD CHC AudSpch/LngPth
Primary Location: Barrhead Healthcare Ctr
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.69
Posting End Date: 04-SEP-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 16-SEP-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 14
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $41.58
Maximum Salary: $55.25
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

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:
Active registration or eligibility for registration with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). Demonstrated effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Ability to make sound professional decisions in a complex multi-disciplinary environment. Ability to work both independently and as a team member in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of 1 year related clinical experience as an Audiologist is desired, but new graduates are welcome to apply.