Audiometric Technician

City New Westminster
Job ID 2022-18454
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(6/22/2022 11:51 AM)
Employment Type
Casual
FTE
0.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630
Program/Service
Population & Public Health
Salary at Time of Posting
$23.64-$25.83 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

 

Effective October 26th, 2021 all staff for all positions across Health Care require full COVID 19 vaccination. All positions, require that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.

 

Position Highlights

We are currently looking to fill an exciting casual position as an Audiometric Technician at Public Health- New Westminster, BC.

 

Valued Benefits

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.


We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as a phenomenal place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

 

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Detailed Overview

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Practice Leader, Audiology and receiving guidance from the Audiologist, the Audiometric Technician assists in the audiological evaluation of clients; conducts general audiometric tests; performs and makes arrangements for audiometric screening activities; provides education and information to clients; assists in training hearing screeners to carry out hearing screening procedures; checks, troubleshoots and performs minor maintenance on auditory equipment; performs physical fitting and client orientation to hearing aids, and takes ear mold impressions as required. The Audiometric Technician maintains supply and equipment inventories and participates in the development of program policies, program meetings, in-services and quality improvement initiatives; performs client information intake functions and administrative support duties as requested.

Responsibilities


  1. Assists the Audiologist during hearing and hearing aid evaluations of very young, developmentally delayed and difficult to test children using various behaviour management and conditioning techniques.

  2. Conducts general audiometric tests such as automated otoacoustic emission (AOAE) screening, automated auditory brainstem response screening (AABR), pure tone hearing screening and impedance tests following established pass/fail protocols. Instructs clients on procedures and records and reports test results to the Audiologist.

  3. Makes arrangements for audiometric screening activities in clinical and community settings, such as hospitals and schools, by performing duties such as liaising with school officials to schedule and confirm screening times, booking clients for programs/services, and establishing and maintaining client statistics. Assists in providing training to screening personnel in the use of portable audiometers.

  4. Remains current with hearing aid and FM technology, and instructs clients, caregivers and community agencies regarding the use of this equipment.

  5. Performs fitting and modification of ear molds; takes client ear impressions, which includes visual inspection of the ear canal, inserting impression material, checking for accuracy, and processing for shipment.

  6. Completes troubleshooting procedures on client hearing aids and auditory equipment through the use of a hearing aid test box (where applicable), hearing aid stethoscope, client interview, and/or case file review. Sends equipment for repair as required.

  7. Assists with the development and/or implementation of program policies, work methods and procedures.

  8. Participates in program meetings and in-services. Maintains current knowledge of audiometric issues/products/equipment by reviewing journals and literature and attending related training courses, seminars and conferences.

  9. Participates in quality improvement initiatives by performing duties such as identifying areas requiring improvement and making recommendations to relevant personnel to ensure optimal services are provided.

  10. Performs client intake functions including obtaining relevant documents, liaising with the other agencies regarding client eligibility, and completing related documentation.

  11. Maintains supply and equipment inventories, identifies requirements, prepares and processes order requisitions and maintains related records. Completes financial transaction forms and receives and reconciles cash intake as required.

  12. Performs administrative support duties as requested, including responding to general inquiries, inputting data into computer programs, compiling information and statistics and maintaining screening data, records and reports.

  13. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Grade 12, completion of a diploma in a health or social services related field plus one year's recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid Class V B.C. Drivers License and access to a personal vehicle for work purposes.

Skills and Abilities


  • General knowledge of audiometric tests.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform Audiometric screenings.

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.

  • Ability to apply behavioural management techniques with children.

  • Ability to perform conditioning tasks during pediatric assessment.

  • Ability to plan and deliver individual and group education programs.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Ability to establish workload priorities.

  • Ability to clean and reprocess related equipment.

  • Basic computer literacy.

  • Knowledge of general office procedures.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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