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Yellowknife, NT
Posted: 11/14/19



Hearing Aid Practitioner
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital
Yellowknife, NT


Term Position
This job opening is for a 9 Month Term. Shorter Terms may be considered.

Department Information
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Transfer Assignments
Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Information
Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services the incumbent along with 2 Audiologists independently provide diagnostic, intervention, preventative, educational, counseling and referral services to in and out-patients, ranging from pediatric to geriatric, who have hearing difficulties. The Audiology Unit consists of the Manager and 2 Audiologists, the Hearing Aid Practitioner and a shared Program Assistant.
The Audiology Unit has approximately, 2700encounters a year. Patients of the Audiology Unit may access services directly or may be referred by physicians, public health nurses, teachers, parents, social workers, etc. The Hearing Aid Practitioner provides direct care (i.e. assessment, diagnosis, intervention, etc.), monitors the delivery of treatment delegated to the client and/or family and acts as an educational resource to clients, family, other health care professionals, etc. in various locations that include but are not limited to; the hospital, community health centers, the workplace, etc.

The incumbent will design and implement (deliver directly or monitor the delivery of) programs, educational material and deliver workshops on topics related to hearing difficulties.
The Hearing Aid Practitioner works with patients aged eighteen years and up (some exceptions made for travel clinics) who have hearing disorders. Services are provided to people who are deaf or hard of hearing and persons at risk of hearing loss due to noise exposure, genetic causes, and exposure to certain drugs or middle ear infections. Diagnostic assessment includes but is not limited to; pre and post-operative assessments, infant hearing screening, etc. The Hearing Aid Practitioner will assess the extent of hearing loss and related disorders and recommend and/or prescribe intervention (i.e. hearing aids).
Types of care delivered to the patient may include but not be limited to; hearing aid prescription and fitting, troubleshooting and maintaining hearing aids, designing and implementing rehabilitation strategies, consultation regarding noise exposure, etc. The focus of the intervention is to maximize and maintain the patient’s ability to communicate effectively in home, social or professional settings as well as to improve quality of life. Some of the incumbent’s patients have communication disorders and therefore may not be able to request assistance, or communicate needs when required.

The Hearing Aid Practitioner evaluates the patient’s need based on presenting impairment, disability and handicap. The Hearing Aid Practitioner prescribes an intervention that meets the specific needs of the patient, keeping in mind evidence-based information, relevant best practice and clinical expertise. The intervention will contain but not be limited to; identifying other necessary resources (both human and material) and educational needs (i.e. alternative communication) and cost effective intervention strategies. The incumbent may recommend further diagnostic investigation or cross referral to other health care providers (i.e., ENT Specialists, and social workers, Audiologists, etc.).

The incumbent educates the patient, family/care givers, and the health care team involved in the health care plan on the nature of the diagnosis, purpose of the interventions and self-management strategies. The Hearing Aid Practitioner also links the patient and family with appropriate community partners/services.

As a Hearing Aid Practitioner within Stanton the incumbent also provides functional expertise and direction to other health care providers on the delivery of audiological intervention to clients.
As an independent practitioner, the Hearing Aid Practitioner applies specialized knowledge to perform basic audiometric testing and recommend assistive hearing devices; conduct minor hearing aid repairs; in accordance with current Hearing Aid Practitioners practices and the philosophy and objective of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure that the patient realizes and maintains maximum audiological functioning.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by the successful completion of a Diploma course for Hearing Aid Practitioner.

Immunization Status
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Equivalencies
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information
The salary range for this position is from $40.51 per hour to $48.38 per hour (approximately $79,995 - $94,341.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.

Eligibility
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening ID#: 17794

Closing Date: November 22, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

Apply Online
https://www.gov.nt.ca/careers/en/job/17794

Inquiries Only:
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445
jobsyk@gov.nt.ca


Hearing Aid Practitioner
Edmonton, AB
Posted: 10/11/19

The iHear Unicare group of companies are seeking full-time or part-time Hearing Aid Practitioners for full-service offices in Edmonton and surrounding area. Current opportunities include East Edmonton (Capilano), Stony Plain, and St. Albert locations. If you are interested email norm.jantz@shaw.ca

Qualification Include:
- License to practice as a Registered Hearing Aid Practitioner or Hearing Instrument Specialist,
- Stable and consistent work history,
- AADL Assessor,
- Demonstrated professional conduct towards clientele, colleagues, and manufacturers,
- Candid, outgoing and friendly personality,
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
- Compassionate in assisting clients with their hearing care needs,
- Free from binding contractual agreements with hearing aid manufacturers or other hearing aid companies, potentially causing conflict of interest and conflict of commitment,
- A team player to enhance and actively promote work environment, and
- Ability to work effectively with management and other colleagues.

The Employment Package Includes:
- Excellent and competitive compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience,
- Health benefits, including dental, vision, and medications,
- Reimbursement of professional registration dues, symposium registration fees, and travel expenses,
- Possibility of shareholder incentives and partial ownership stake.

We look forward to hearing from you if your are interested in the above position. To apply, please email norm.jantz@shaw.ca with an up-to-date resume.

Hearing Care Practitioner
Edmonton, AB
Posted: 09/25/19

Are you a Hearing Instrument Practitioner looking for anew challenge or seeking a great start to your career? Do you want to work for a company that truly makes a difference in clients' lives? Then join an industry leader who invests in their employees for future growth and development! Beltone is a premier hearing care provider dedicated to bringing the latest in hearing aid technology to customers with simple-to-complex hearing loss. Founded in 1940, Beltone Canada is a key division and brand of the GN ReSound Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers and leading providers of hearing aids.
Your primary role will be to manage the patient process by testing and fitting prospective clients, ensuring a steady flow of repeat and referral business.

This Opportunity Is For You If You Enjoy -
- Working in a highly professional environment while helping people improve their lives;
- A flexible, team-oriented work environment, working with leading-edge technology;
- Opportunities for continued professional growth.

Responsibilities Include -
- Examination and evaluation of human hearing relating to hearing acuity, sensitivity and communication disorders;
- Recommendation and fitting of hearing instruments;
- Industrial hearing protection screening and fitting of hearing protective ear molds;
- Rehabilitation advice and guidance to the hearing impaired, including post-fitting services to patients and referrals to medical practitioners;
- Maintaining patients records and case histories;
- Instructing and supervising Hearing Instrument Specialist students;
- Providing guidance to Hearing Care Coordinator;
- Repairing hearing instruments and accessories;
- Maintaining records of equipment calibration, ensuring equipment is in working order;
- Ensuring accurate completion of all internal and third-party forms;
- Monitoring and documenting sales, repairs and credits; assisting in marketing activities as required.

Qualifications -
- Licensed Hearing Aid Practitioner as per the legislative requirements in Alberta under CHAPA
- Previous dispensing or fitting experience an asset

Could this be the career opportunity that you have been looking for? This is your change to join a fast-growing well-established industry leader. Act now and submit your resume to akononowicz@beltoneedmonton.com








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