Who you are:
You are an innovative and patient centered individual who provides excellence within their profession
You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills
You have vision, flexibility, transparency, honesty and practicality
You are organized, accurate, able to multi task and meet deadlines
You support the patient experience, your colleagues and others cultural and spiritual beliefs
You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
Who we are:
Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community Healthcare Organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).
Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond.. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?
What we need:
The Tri-Regional Infant Hearing Program provides universal infant hearing screening, audiology diagnosis, family support services and communication programming. The Infant Hearing Screener will provide pre-discharge hospital and community screenings.
Responsibilities may include:
Works with Manager and Coordinator to:
Adhere to the MCCSS guidelines with regards to the use of a consent script for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) and Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) screenings.
Complete on-line screening forms for all babies who were/were not screened, but provided consent for UNHS and NSO screens.
Conducting newborn hearing screening tests (using ADPOAE and AABR technology) on children 0 to 3 months of age
Providing information to parents whose child receives a “refer” result on the screening tests
Use of the high risk indicators to recommend which children should enter our high risk monitoring service
Works closely with organization staff in coordinating and implementing organization based screening protocol
Completing community screening clinic results and forwarding to organization following each clinic
Using web-based referral management system to manage calendar and report screening results
Using web-based schedule system (Home Base) to track personal screening schedule, clinics, availability and requests for time off.
Maintaining equipment in good working order and ensuring supplies are available
Adhering to infection control protocols
Participation in meetings that pertain to their role as a hearing screener
Confirm online scheduling system (Caredove) is working and families are booked for community screenings
Implementation of organization and community screenings
Ensure data meets MCCSS timeline for entry
The successful candidate will be available:
1-2 days per week (M-F) (shift length will vary but not exceed 7.5 hours)
1-2 weekends per month (Shift lengths will vary depending on the number of infants to be seen)
The position will involve providing coverage at multiple locations across York and Durham Region
Please note schedules are subject to change based on operational needs.
YRSLP03: $27.59 - $32.97 per hour
What you bring to Oak Valley Health:
Completion of a Communicative Disorders Assistant or Early Childhood Education diploma or pediatric nursing is an asset
Experience conducting infant hearing screening (ADPOAE and AABR) is strongly preferred (but not required)
Experience working with young children (preferably infants) and their parents
Demonstrated strong knowledge of child development with an emphasis on hearing and speech and language
Effective public relation skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a sensitivity to people of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
Aptitude for learning and operating hearing testing equipment
Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
Proficient computer skills
Fluency in English; second language is an asset
Driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required
Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with organization related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required
Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.