Department of Health
If you are a qualified Audiologist with the skills and confidence to be the Department of Health hearing aid specialist in your assigned region, bring your expertise to this key role with the Government of Nunavut (GN).
Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services, you will plan, develop, organize, deliver and evaluate Audiology services to all populations in the Qikiqtaaluk Region. This will include providing specialized audiological assessment, diagnosis and intervention for individuals with hearing loss. As an Audiologist, you will be an integral member of the Rehabilitation team in the Department of Health, and will be the only individual employed by the Department who prescribes and dispenses hearing aids. Travel within the Qikiqtaaluk Region will be required.
More specifically, as an Audiologist, you will be expected to:
- develop, assess, implement and evaluate comprehensive audiology services on an inpatient, outpatient and community level, in response to self-referrals or referrals from physicians, nurses or other allied health professionals, to ensure that individuals requiring assistance maintain or regain their highest level of independent hearing function;
- select appropriate test measures in the pediatric population, in addition to your adult caseload, including behavioural observation audiometry, visual reinforced audiometry and play audiometry;
- maintain ongoing contact with manufacturers and suppliers of amplification devices and audiology equipment to ensure equipment is up to date and calibrated; and
- coordinate the delivery of audiological services in the Qikiqtaaluk Region by developing and maintaining a working relationship with staff in the 11 Community Health Centres, in addition to the multidisciplinary team based in Iqaluit.
Your profile as a qualified Audiologist will include the following highlights:
- A master’s degree in Audiology along with one (1) year of related experience.
- Membership in good standing with a provincial licensing body.
- Knowledge of, and experience in administering and interpreting, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing.
- 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.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French).
- Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture and land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.
- This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
Compensation & benefits:
This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has a starting salary of $99,743 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.
Stepping forward together
With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.
For more information and to apply
If you are interested in this Audiologist opportunity (Reference #10-505730), please contact us or send your resume, using one of the following methods: Department of Human Resources, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: This competition is open until the position is filled. An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies. Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English or French).
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.
For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at www.gov.nu.ca/public-jobs.