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This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Manager Rehabilitation Services, this position is part of the rehabilitation team in the Department of Health. This position plans, develops, organizes, delivers and evaluates Audiology services to all populations in the Qikiqtaaluk Region. The Audiologist provides specialized audiological assessment, diagnosis and intervention for individuals with hearing loss. The Audiologist is the only individual employed by the Department of Health who prescribes and dispenses hearing aids.
The Audiologist will develop, assess, implement and evaluate comprehensive audiology services on an inpatient, outpatient and community level to ensure the individuals requiring assistance maintain or regain their highest level of independent hearing function by responding to self-referrals or referrals from physicians, nurses or other allied health professionals. In addition to the adult caseload this position will be responsible for selecting appropriate test measures in the pediatric population including behavioral observation audiometry, visual reinforced audiometry and play audiometry. This position will be responsible for ongoing contact with manufacturers and suppliers of amplification devices and audiology equipment to ensure equipment is up to date and calibrated. The Audiologist will also coordinate the delivery of audiological services in the Qikiqtaaluk region by developing and maintaining a working relationship with staff in the 11 Community Health Centers in addition to the multidisciplinary team based in Iqaluit. Travel within the Qikiqtaaluk region is required.
The incumbent will have knowledge of and experience administering and interpreting Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR) as well as the ability to case-manage and provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages in a manner that is respectful and considerate of cultural diversities.
The ideal candidate will have completed a Master’s Degree in Audiology along with (1) one year of related experience. Membership in good standing with a provincial licensing body is required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit would be considered an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies