|Date:||June 25, 2012|
|Start Date:||October 2012|
|Minimum Start Salary:||
$29,578 per annum ($73,945 per annum pro-rated to 40%)
Temporary Contract to September 30, 2013; Part-time; 14 hours per week
Provide diagnostic assessment and evaluation of hearing loss. Prescribe hearing aids and other assistive devices for clients. Plan and direct treatment/rehabilitation for clients. Clients may be individuals, small groups or organizations.
1. In relation to Other Professionals and Agencies:
- Liaise, act as resource for and consult with other professionals, counsellors, agencies and services in relation to confidential client information
- Initiate and prepare effective program development strategies in relation to ongoing community requirements
- Research funding resources for program planning
- Liaise with other professionals (internal/external) and agencies to determine service needs and action plans in relation to current and ongoing development of the program
- Write letters to workplaces of clients describing assessment results and therapy and their relation to specific employment duties
- Aiding CHS Speech-Language Pathologists in the explanation of hearing loss to parents of pre-school children with hearing loss
- Provide on going research and maintain information on community resources, government programs etc.
- Provide training to other staff and volunteers in order to facilitate regional aural rehabilitation programs (Hearing Help Classes and Hearing Screening)
- Initiate, develop and execute original research projects and write accompanying papers
- Refer ineligible clients to other community resources
- Act as a resources and liaise with other professionals and regional offices in relation to aural Rehabilitation classes and prevention of hearing loss
- (especially due to noise)
- Represent Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation services on internal CHS committees
- Participate in regional support (including travel) to other CHS audiology programs as able
- Communicate with other health professionals and patients through new technology, namely video-conferencing, for the purposes of clinical assessment through video otoscopy as well as counselling
- As requested, provide input regarding marketing strategies and dispensing fees
- As required, assist in program expansion efforts e.g. support and coverage to the regions
- Other duties as assigned
2. In Relation to Target Client Groups and Caregivers:
- Perform professional Audiology services including, but not restricted to, those listed below:
- Accept referrals and screen clients, by walk in or phone referral, in order to assess feasibility and eligibility for Canadian Hearing Society Audiological services
- Initiate appointments for eligible clients
- Assess hearing loss using diagnostic evaluations
- Determine further appropriate tests as required
- Determine, recommend and perform advanced testing procedures
- Interpret test results to clients and their family members
- Prescribe appropriate hearing aids, FM systems and Assistive Listening Devices in relation to individual hearing loss.
- Counsel and instruct clients in care and maintenance of hearing aids; pair hearing instruments with blue tooth devices and remote controls
- Provide hearing aid checks to ensure appropriate fit of hearing aids to prescription and perform necessary adjustments as needed.
- Prepare accurate in-the-ear earmold impressions for the ordering of custom hearing aids and earmolds for Behind-the-Ear hearing aids.
- Complete manufacturer hearing aid order forms
- Generate sales invoice at point-of-sale for consumers, funders and other agencies.
- Provide hearing aid repairs, such as tubing changes, shell and earmold modifications
- Provide home visits, on occasion, to clients with mobility issues
- Provide information, support and education in relation to hearing aids, hearing loss and related issues for clients in need and their families/caregivers
- Consult with referring physicians, family/caregivers and other support providers in relation to client history
- Refer clients to other agencies or services as required by client needs
- Assist the client and family/caregivers in development of effective communication strategies
- Provide information and education to clients about CHS services and relevant policies and procedures
- Responsible for research, assessment and maintenance of clients in relation to bone conduction, cochlear implants and other special projects as required
- Provide specialized assessment and treatment for clients suffering from tinnitus
- Refer clients to other agencies or services as required by client needs
- Initiate, facilitate and maintain support, speech reading and other groups
- Provide auditory training
- Provide support for the FM contract with the school board, which includes ordering and dispensing FM systems.
- Responsible for hearing screening and providing information at Open Houses, community centers and health fairs.
- Keep accurate audiological records in relation to client files, test results, treatment and follow-up
- Initiate, maintain and update accurate client referral and intake documents, notes to file, files, assessment forms and other information as required by CHS, department/government policies and procedures, and CASLPO
- Initiate and follow up on correspondence and phone calls from clients, general public and other referral sources including government and agency contacts
- Generate and mail audiological reports for new clients to their General Practitioners
- Maintain internal (CHS) statistics and reports
- Responsible for data submission to Manager for further submission to funders
- Maintain and provide summary client services reports when required
- Provide administrative information in accordance with government policies e.g.: Freedom of Information Act
- Initiate & maintain mailing lists for Audiological services
- Assist in equipment evaluations, calibrations and maintenance
- Order and maintain equipment inventory
- Responsible for infection control of instruments used for testing, such as otoscope tips, as well as toys used to help with testing children.
- Provide coverage for reception or program assistant duties as required
- Perform the duties of an audiology receptionist on Saturdays; check in clients, enter/update their personal information in the database, create a file for them, schedule appointments
- Determine and provide appropriate rating and accompanying documentation for mentored Audiologist as per CASLPO requirements
- Comply with CASLPO regulations regarding privacy act and client confidentiality.
- Other duties as assigned
- Complete financial assistance forms for ADP and other sources as required
- Prepare computer generated sales orders, cost estimates and invoices as well as requests for funding for consumers and other related agencies.
- Prepare, maintain and provide accurate billing records, estimates, invoices, forms for financial assistance and statistics.
- Provide retail sales of hearing aids, FM Systems, accessories and batteries
- Liaise with professionals/instructors in relation to student progress and activities
- Provide reports on performance as required
- Provide training, guidance and monitor workload for Communication Disorders Assistant as per CASLPO guidelines
- Provide supervision of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology students
- Advocate for accessibility and accommodation with external contacts
- Act as CHS representative and provide information about services at external workshops/seminars for other professionals, agencies, networks, etc.
- Act as a resource and provide education/evaluation regarding current Audiological/Rehabilitative testing practices to external contacts, internal and external professionals and other agencies
- Represent CHS on external professional committees as required
- Co-ordinate information and organise, lead, or participate in specific programs such as community or consumer workshops related to hearing health issues
- Participate in community projects and specialised campaigns e.g.: United Way , May Month
- Develop materials to promote CHS and hearing health services
- Participate in the “Physician Referral Program”: visit General Practitioner offices and provide and explain a tool kit including brochures, articles and a hearing screener.
- Provide mobile hearing screening and community education through Van Project as required
- Consult and collaborate with other professionals/agencies regarding research
- Participate in media interviews including TV, radio and magazines as required
- Provide written articles about hearing health care, hearing aids and assistive listening devices to newspapers, magazines and professional journals as required
- Attend conferences, seminars, continuing education courses related to the field (Audiology, and/or other Hearing Loss issues)
- Attend onsite workshop and seminars on new technologies with hearing aids and assistive listening devices
- Provide professional development sessions to Audiology team and other employees at CHS
- Maintain registration (Continuing Education Credit) requirements for CASLPO membership
- Attend internal staff meetings
- Keep up-to-date on issues and information related to position and agency
- Acquire and maintain ASL proficiency requirement for the position (Intermediate-Plus)
- Complete online ASLPO Self Assessment questionnaires
- Compile data and files for CASLPO Peer Assessment
LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reports to Regional Director, Windsor and Director Hearing Health Care, Toronto
- Master’s degree in Audiology
- Registered with CASLPO
- Registered as an ADP Authorizer and Dispenser
- 3-5 years experience
- Strong background in dispensing required
- Experience with prescribing and dispensing hearing aids and FM Systems
- Ability to make decisions and handle multiple tasks in a busy clinical environment
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and electronic clinical management systems and NOAH software
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team member
- Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to learn; French and LSQ are assets
- Occasional local and out of town travel e.g. presentations, support to other offices, professional development, etc.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse environment
Date (Internal)* – July 4, 2012
*Please note that as per the terms of our Collective Agreement, qualifying internal candidates will be considered first. External candidates – you will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CHS will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.
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Subject Line: Competition #2012-041
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