Audiologist Cochlear Implant Services
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC, $36.99 to $46.27 per hour
Relocation up to $5,000 CAD is available
We are seeking a Audiologist to join our team!
This position is part of an interdisciplinary team including a surgeon, social worker, and psychologist. Consistent with the interprofessional setting and the mission, vision and strategic direction of PHSA and BC Children’s Hospital, the Cochlear Implant Audiologist (CI Audiologist) provides candidacy assessment, intra-operative monitoring, post-implantation monitoring and follow-up services to patients and families. The CI Audiologist provides information to team members and relevant community agencies regarding the continuum of service. The CI audiologist services include assessment, treatment/monitoring, consultation, reporting, advocacy, liaison with community agencies, development of educational/training resources, program planning and research.
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.
- Knowledge of research methodology and processes.
You have the ability:
- Utilize knowledge of the field of pediatric audiology, cochlear implantation, current implant devices and technology, programming devices, and auditory development.
- Use comprehensive knowledge of pediatric audiology assessment (infants, young children and complex cases) as it relates to cochlear implantation.
- Work collaboratively and effectively in an interprofessional environment.
- Communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Explain technical information/results to individuals with varying levels of understanding.
- Critically evaluate relevant scientific literature
*What’s in it for you
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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
$36.99 to $46.27 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0800-1630
Requisition Number: 106014
Relocation funding available up to $5,000 CAD
*What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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Location: 4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9, Canada
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $36.99-$46.27 per hour