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 Director Health Programs, the Regional Manager Maternal Newborn Health Services (Regional Manager) position provides:
- Effective leadership in the delivery of Maternal/Newborn Health Services;
- Supervision of midwives and other members of the Maternal Newborn Health Services (MNHS) Team in the region;
- Education and support to midwives, maternity care workers and community health nurses providing pre/postnatal care to women in the assigned Region.
This Regional Manager ensures the provision of professional community midwifery care to clients in accordance with established standards of midwifery practice and the philosophy and objectives of the Department of Health. This position is responsible for delivery of high standard of care by ensuring the orientation, training, and performance management of employees within the MNHS.
This Regional Manager is responsible in conjunction with instructors of Midwifery Education Programs approved in Canada for providing direct supervision of maternity care worker/midwife students at various levels of training and experience. This position ensures that women and their families in the Region have access to continuity of care and the choice of birthplace. This position will travel on occasion to outlying communities to establish effective relationships to promote and enhance the referral process and to offer education and support.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are typically acquired through:
- Midwifery Diploma from Nunavut Arctic College and registration with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee;
- or Registration with a Canadian College of Midwives or recognized midwifery body and with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee;
- or Graduate from a Prior Learning, Education and Assessment Program (PLEA) or equivalent in province/territory with existing midwifery legislation and registerable with a Canadian College of Midwives and registration with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee;
- CPR, NRP, ESW certification is required, as per Nunavut registration requirements;
- Five (5) years of full-time practice as a registered midwife with experience in remote areas and cross-cultural work settings and two (2) years of supervisory experience are required;
- The ability to communicate in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset.
An Eligibility List may be created for all future vacancies.
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- 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 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.
- Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
- Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
- Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.