This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
The Registered Midwife (RM) 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. As a primary health care provider, the RM is fully responsible for the provision of health services within the profession’s scope of practice and uses an evidence-based approach.
The incumbent uses a holistic approach to provide education, advocation and counselling to clients. The RM assesses and monitors normal (while recognizing abnormal) physiological processes for both mothers and babies. They will use medication and technology appropriately, prescribing within scope of authority. Working with a multi-disciplinary team, the RM will also provide referrals, consultations and create discharge notes.
The RM will be active in the community by liaising with prenatal nutrition programs, social workers, Regional Wellness Coordinators, schools, and other contacts. The RM will also be responsible for developing, reviewing midwifery guidelines and protocols.
An in-depth knowledge of the midwifery care model in Canada and a recognition of the scope of practice and standards of care/critical practice guidelines are essential for this position. The incumbent must demonstrate competence in providing primary maternal and newborn health care in an isolated community.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through:
- Midwifery Diploma from Nunavut Arctic College and registration with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee.
- Registration with a Canadian College of Midwives or recognized midwifery body and with Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee
- 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 Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee
A minimum of 2 years post registration experience and a valid driver’s license is also required.
Equivalencies for this position are Nunavut Arctic College Graduates or I year of post registration experience, subject to supervision for one year as per Nunavut Registration requirements.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit 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 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.
- 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.