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 Maternal and Newborn Services, this position provides comprehensive midwifery care to childbearing women, babies and families in the community and the Region. The incumbent practices in compliance with the currently accepted Health/Midwifery Act and functions in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the midwifery- led maternity care program. The incumbent is a member of the primary care team and contributes to healthy pregnancies, safe births and healthy beginnings for mothers and babies in the region.
As the primary health care provider, this position is fully responsible for the provision of health services within the profession’s scope of practice and uses evidence- based approach. The incumbent is a credentialed practitioner and a member of the professional staff and is fully integrated into the accountability structures based on legislation, regulations, accreditation guidelines and policies/procedures. This position reports to the Regional Manager of Maternal Newborn Health Services for all clinical matters.
In order to be successful in the position and support the strategic direction outlined by the Vision and Values, the position’s performance will be assessed on the following key Priority areas:
Service Delivery, Community Relations, Personal Development and Departmental Efficiency
The above knowledge, skills, and abilities would typically be acquired through:
Midwifery Diploma from Nunavut Arctic College and registration with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee.
Registration with the Canadian College of Midwives or recognized midwifery body and with Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee
Graduate from Prior Learning, Education and Assessment Programme (PLEA) or equivalent in province/territory with existing midwifery legislation and registerable with a Canadian College of Midwives and registration with Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee
A minimum of two- years’ experience practicing midwifery post-graduation from an approved midwifery education program. Candidates with less than two years of experience practicing midwifery maybe considered, subject to supervision requirements as per Nunavut Registration approval.
Equivalencies will be considered for NAC midwifery graduates;
CPR, NRP and Emergency Skills Workshop for Midwives, MORE OB or ALARM re-certification as per registration requirement;
S.T.A.B.L.E or ACoRN course is an asset. Will be required to obtain within first year of employment;
Valid driver’s license;
The ability to communicate in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset;
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.