This position offers the Pediatric Audiologist a high degree of independence in running the clinic with opportunity to provide feedback on program development. With this opportunity is the benefit of sharing the clinic space with a second Pediatric Audiologist located in the Kelowna Health Centre. Interior Health’s Audiology Clinics encompass a total of seven Pediatric Audiologists where much support and communication occurs.
In this position, the Pediatric Audiologist practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHHPBC). This role offers the Pediatric Audiologist opportunity to practice in a public health care setting that encompass clinical audiological screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and dispensing amplification equipment; technical services; and supervision of Audiometric Technicians. Client population ranges from newborn to 19 years of age and health promotion activities include liaison, counselling and educational sessions with clients and their families, as well as community partners and professionals.
Practice is in collaboration with the BC Early Hearing Program; a program that is ranked as one of the best in the World. BC’s Early Hearing Program (BCEHP) is the province-wide screening program to check hearing for babies born in BC. The program provides integrated services from hearing screening to hearing testing as well as early language support following identification of hearing loss.
Interior Health offers:
- A continuous learning environment.
- A practice environment with diverse client population and interesting cases.
- Recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary.
- Generous vacation entitlement.
- Substantial Relocation Allowance to support moving expenses.
- Job security and annual remuneration increment increases.
- Excellent extended health & dental plans; 100% employer paid.
- Pension Plan with both employee and employer contributions.
- A workplace that is within walking distance of Okanagan Lake and downtown Kelowna.
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- Graduation from a recognized Audiology program.
- Current active registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC as both an Audiologist and a Hearing Instrument Practitioner. Note: To be eligible for College Registration for Audiology, candidates must have passed the CASLPA exam (and meet educational requirements for same) and meet requirements for registration and licensure as a hearing instrument practitioner.
- One year pediatric experience would be an asset. Experience with hearing aide fitting and programming would be an asset.
- Current valid BC Driver’s License.
- Sound interpersonal skills and the ability liaise with physicians and other stakeholders are essential