The Registered Midwife is responsible to provide primary midwifery services to maternity clients to ensure safe and appropriate care that contributes to healthy pregnancies, safe births, and healthy beginnings for mothers and babies. The position advances a best practice approach to the provision of community based maternity care within an integrated health service delivery model.
The Registered Midwife is a credentialed member of the Hay River primary community care team with admitting privileges, and works collaboratively with other members of the Medical and Professional Staff and other healthcare providers. The position ensures the appropriate coordination of community based maternity care with the territorial health services, and maintains regular communication with the Stanton Territorial Hospital perinatal team. At times, the Registered Midwife may be required to travel and work in other Health Authorities across the Territories in order to maintain proficiency or cover short periods of leave for other Authorities.
The Registered Midwife works as a member of the maternity care team that provides services to all maternity clients including approximately fifty complete courses of care to women and their babies, as well as partial courses of care to women in a variety of circumstances. The position assumes primary responsibility for and provides continuity of care to assigned clients.
This level of knowledge, skills, and abilities may typically be attained through the completion of a Baccalaureate degree in Midwifery (Health Sciences), or assessed through a Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA) program within a Canadian province, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in delivering midwifery care as a primary care provider. The incumbent must hold, or be able to obtain prior to hire, current registration as a Registered Midwife with the Government of the Northwest Territories. The incumbent must be credentialed by the NWT Credentialing Committee and must be able to obtain, prior to hire, appointment as a member of the Professional Staff of the Authority. The incumbent must also possess a valid Class 5 license. The incumbent will be required, on an annual basis, to reapply for registration, credentials, and appointment to the Professional Staff. Current CPR certification, Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification with intubation and UVC placement, and SOGC Alarm Course or Emergency Skills Workshop for midwives is essential.
Salary: $53.65 to 64.05 per hour (Range 20)
Status: 0.75 FTE Part-time Indeterminate
Competition #: 008-19
Closing Date: July 5, 2019 or until a suitable candidate found
In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a Northern Allowance of $3.08 per hour up to a maximum of $5,999 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interested applicants may submit a resume or application, quoting competition number to:
37911 Mackenzie Highway
Hay River, NT X0E 0R6
Fax: (867) 874-8345
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The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority provides the South Slave area of the Northwest Territories with quality healthcare. Our catchment area includes the community of Hay River, which has a population of approximately 3,800 residents. In addition to Hay River, the area also includes six outlying communities with a catchment area in excess of 6,000 people. The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority employs approximately 185 staff members. We offer a variety of challenging careers within the healthcare industry, and provide numerous opportunities for advancement. Our Authority is dedicated to excellence in all areas of healthcare. We believe in hiring exceptional candidates as their level of education and dedication to their field is reflected in the quality of care our communities receive. The Hay River Health and Social Services Authority offers a full range of services that include a 29 bed accredited Hospital; a 15 bed long term care facility; a supportive living program consisting of three residential homes and a day program building; a medical clinic (including Specialists) and a variety of social, mental health, community and home care services. Each area of service acts as a complementary component of the holistic care that is provided by the Authority.