Hearing Screener, Early Hearing Program
BC Children’s Hospital
The Hearing Screener conducts hearing screening tests on newborn infants. The Hearing Screener identifies infants to screen based on preset criteria set by the Early Hearing Program, monitors and troubleshoots computerized hearing screening equipment, reviews edits and disseminates patient materials, documents and communicates results, and schedules and arranges for follow up appointments.
What you’ll do
Identify infants from the general newborn population who are eligible for hearing screening by following the BCEHP protocols and established criteria to determine when screening should be performed on infants and the appropriate method to be used, and communicating determinations to the caregivers.
Administer computerized hearing screenings to infants who meet the preset criteria by methods such as cleaning skin, attaching electrodes if needed, inserting ear tips into the ear canal and/or placing earphones over the infants external ears.
Document screening pass or not pass results in patient medical charts and other NICU documentation as required; enter results into the BCEHP data system.
Monitor and troubleshoot the functioning of screening and audiology equipment by performing listening checks, replacing batteries, cleaning/disinfecting units; performing minor maintenance and making arrangements for repairs including ongoing calibration.
Review patient materials by checking that program information is current; and disseminate patient materials including information brochures and correspondence to families.
Schedule infants for follow up appointments and refers to the appropriate location for diagnostic hearing assessments. Promote compliance with follow up appointments by use of the phone, fax and email.
Confirm the presence or absence of preset hearing risk factors by methods such as following established protocol and checklists, reviewing patient charts, and observing newborn to confirm the presence or absence of preset hearing risk factors.
What you bring
Completion of Grade 12
Two (2) years’ recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
You also have the ability to:
Keyboard at 40 w.p.m.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Deal with others effectively.
Operate related equipment.
Physically carry out the duties of the position.
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 and development.
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.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Casual
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Varying Days; 0730-1530
Requisition # 114467
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.