This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the ADM Programs and Standards, the Territorial Maternal, Newborn and Midwifery Services Coordinator is established to provide departmental leadership in the ongoing development of maternal newborn health services in the Territory. This position is responsible for the quality and accessibility of culturally relevant family-centered, preventative and collaborative maternal/newborn health services, including the integration of midwifery, within the Nunavut health care system. This will be accomplished through, a community development and capacity building approach and will have some extended time spent in selected communities. This position is also responsible for planning, developing, supporting, monitoring and evaluating policies and operating procedures for maternal and newborn health services. This position should improve maternal and newborn heath care service capacity in the territory, address key health determinants and contribute to creating excellent maternal and newborn health care which incorporates traditional Inuit values and knowledge.
This position plays a key role in implementation by participating in working groups and committees as the subject matter expert for midwifery and maternal/newborn services and assisting selected communities with the initiation of midwifery services. This position works closely with a range of providers involved in maternal and newborn care including: registered midwives, nurses including public health nurses and nurse practitioners, outreach coordinators, perinatal educators and resource providers, maternity care workers, community health representatives, prenatal nutrition program coordinators, elders, family doctors and obstetricians while fostering a collaborative practice model.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through Registration with Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee along with five (5) experience as a Midwife including one (1) year practical northern experience in a Maternal Newborn Health Services field OR a Registered Nurse along five (5) years obstetrical experience and one (1) year practical northern experience in a Maternal Newborn Health Services field.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.