Job title: Coordinator – Surgical Hearing Implant Program

Company: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Job description: Requisition ID: 356487Position Number: 20016969Posting End Date: March 31, 2024City: WinnipegEmployer: Shared HealthSite: Health Sciences CentreDepartment / Unit: Surgical Implant Hearing ProgramJob Stream: ClinicalUnion: MAHCPAnticipated Start Date: 04/05/2024FTE: 1.00Anticipated Shift: DaysWork Arrangement: In PersonDaily Hours Worked: 7.75Annual Base Hours: 2015Salary: $48.857, $50.740, $52.626, $54.629, $56.827, $59.032Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.Position OverviewThe Surgical Hearing Implant Program at the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is a multidisciplinary diagnostic, surgical, and research service for patients who may be candidates for Cochlear Implant and Bone Anchored Hearing Aid technology. Under the general direction of the Medical Director of the Surgical Hearing Implant Program and Director of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Services, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Coordination of pre-operative, surgical and post-operative services for patients undergoing CI and BAHA surgery among service providers within and outside HSC.
  • Planning of service delivery for CI and BAHA candidates, including the development of practice guidelines, goals, objectives, and inter-professional clinical pathways using evidenced-informed practice or best practice information.
  • Provision of consultation services with respect to candidacy and surgical assessment for CI and BAHA, under the direction of the Medical Director.
  • Development and management of comprehensive database of CI and BAHA candidates to facilitate patient tracking, wait-times analysis, resource and implant utilization, program activity and research. Development and implementation of quality improvement/quality assurance program.
  • Provision of diagnostic and follow-up audiology services for BAHA candidates.
  • Initiation and/or collaboration to develop research proposals and participate in approved projects.
  • Provision of intra-operative audiologic services for CI patients as needed. Contribution to operating and capital budget processes.


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  • Minimum of four years’ recent, relevant Audiology experience.
  • Previous experience with cochlear implants and/or BAHA is an asset.
  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology, and ability to critically appraise research evidence is an asset.
  • Previous hospital experience is an asset.
  • Project design and program evaluation experience desired.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Master’s degree in Audiology from an accredited/recognized university is required.
  • Completion of, and ongoing participation in, relevant courses, and workshops for designated clinical area of Cochlear Implant (CI) and Bone Anchored Hearing Amplification (BAHA).


  • Registration and membership in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba (CASLPM) is required.
  • Membership in a national professional organization is also required, for example, the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) or the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).

Qualifications and Skills

  • General knowledge of the regulations and standards of practice documents that guide the practice of Audiology.
  • Knowledge of BAHA and CI theory, practice and standards of care.
  • Ability to critically evaluate and apply relevant knowledge to practice.
  • Administrative and computer skills essential; experience in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases essential.
  • Knowledge of hospital financial systems and purchasing processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others within an inter-professional environment and interface with different organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as team member, motivator, and facilitator.
  • Ability to identify gaps/needs in service and plan/develop service.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and role-modelling skills.
  • Good organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within an inter-professional and multiple agency environment.
  • Self-directed in continued professional development.
  • Ability to initiate and support change.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of evidence-informed practice.
  • Ability to operate the equipment used to perform the duties of the position.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health required in order to meet the demands of the position.
  • May be required to work extended hours.
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and body fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, physical and emotional stress.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.
  • Must be able to attend meetings on-site and off-site.
  • Travel as required for program needs.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.Interested candidates should select the “Apply” icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Job date: Wed, 27 Mar 2024 23:28:51 GMT