Hearing Instrument PractitionerLocation: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Title: Hearing Instrument Practitioner Salary: $40.39/hour, 37.5 hour/week
Department: Health Northern Allowance: $ 7.70/hour
Community: Iqaluit Union Status: Nunavut Employees Union
Reference Number: CASUAL-HIP Housing: Subsidized Staff Housing is Available
Type of Employment: Casual, Short Term Closing date: Open Until Filled
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. The Hearing Instrument Practitioner will test peripheral hearing for the purpose of selecting, fitting, and dispensing hearing aids and other assistive listening devices. The position works to ensure that the patient realizes and maintains maximum audiological functioning. The position works with adults with existing hearing aids in the Qikiqtaaluk region, in accordance with:
• Rehabilitation Services, Department of Health
• Rehabilitation Services – Audiology policies and procedures
• The Code of Ethics of the Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC)
• The Code of Ethics of the Canadian Hearing Instrument Practitioners Society
Under clinical direction from the Audiologist, the Hearing Instrument Practitioner (HIP) applies specialized knowledge to perform basic audiometric testing and recommend assistive hearing devices; as well as conduct minor hearing aid repairs in accordance with HIP practices. 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. This position will work alongside the Audiology Assistant for service provision for Nunavummiut. They may also work with the ENT Specialist clinic if appropriate.
The incumbent will have knowledge of and experience with testing, fitting and recommending hearing aids to adult patients in a manner that is respectful and considerate of cultural diversities.
The ideal candidate will have completed a diploma in Hearing Instrument Practitioner services and have passed the International Licensing Exam for Hearing Healthcare Professionals. The incumbent must be registered with a provincial licensing body
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
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
• The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit.
• Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
• Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
• Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
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