Are you a midwife with supervisory experience looking for a change of pace in a city with small-town charm and big-city amenities? Are you looking for an expanded scope of practice, working in partnership with people and communities connected to land, to culture, and to one another one? Would you welcome one of the best compensation packages in Canada, and a true work/life balance? Are you intrigued by the idea of five-minute work commutes and wilderness adventures just outside your door? Then a job with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority may be the perfect fit for you!
Situated above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. On the shores of Great Slave Lake lies the city of Yellowknife (population 19,600), located in Chief Drygeese traditional territory. The ‘urban’ centre of the territory, the Northwest Territories’ capital city boasts all the amenities of a big city, while maintaining its small town charm, with outdoor wilderness adventures just minutes away. Whether you want to catch the latest movies at the Capitol Theatre, take in one of our many music and cultural festivals, enjoy delicious dining opportunities ranging from Korean to Ethiopian food to our summer farmer’s market, or explore the surrounding environment by snowmobile, skis, boat, or float-plane, Yellowknife has you covered.
About the Position:
The Territorial Manager, Midwifery leads the implementation and management of the territorial midwifery program, to help ensure the quality and consistency of culturally safe, relationship-based midwifery care that contributes to optimal maternal / child-health outcomes in the Northwest Territories. As a territorial midwifery practice leader, the incumbent will provide clinical practice support to Registered Midwives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services System. The incumbent will initially supervise three Registered Midwives, ultimately supervising up to 13 full-time midwives within three years. The position provides primary midwifery care, on a limited basis, in Yellowknife and other various sites in the Northwest Territories.
In addition to highly competitive salaries the Northwest Territories offers, a Northern Living Allowance, health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. Midwives also benefit from flexible scheduling and no practice overhead costs.
The Government of the Northwest Territories has several notable distinctions as an employer, including:
• Being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018)
• Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019)
• Having high engagement and satisfaction scores amongst employees based on the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (2016)
What you need:
A Bachelors in Midwifery, or assessed through a Prior Learning and Experience Assessment (PLEA) program within a Canadian province, and eligible for registration in the NWT. Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a primary midwifery care provider and five (5) years of management and supervisory experience.
Visit our Careers Page to apply on this position, or to learn about other job opportunities available within the Northwest Territories.
Interested in knowing a little more about the Northwest Territories? Send us an email, or visit www.PracticeNWT.ca and https://www.facebook.com/practicenorth for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories. If you are interested in more details around practicing midwifery in the Northwest Territories, please contact NWTmidwives@gov.nt.ca.
Salary range for the position is $108, 732 - $129,890 plus a yearly Northern Allowance of $3,700.
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The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority is responsible for the design and delivery of health and social services to ensure that the residents in the Northwest Territories have the best health, best care, for a better future.