Registered Midwife

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Location: Fort Smith

Department: NTHSSA FS Midwifery

Job Code: 16429

Salary: $100,016 - $119,418

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North.

Job Information

Located in Fort Smith, the Registered Midwife works as a member of the NTHSSA maternity care team, providing full scope midwifery care to maternity clients in the Fort Smith region. As an autonomous practitioner, the incumbent provides primary care and works collaboratively with other members of the Medical and Professional Staff as well as other healthcare providers. The position provides continuity of care to assigned clients within the context of a small team of midwives and ensures the appropriate coordination of community-based maternity care with territorial perinatal health service.

The Registered Midwife reports to the Regional Manager, Acute Care for regional operational requirements, and collaborates closely with the regional Lead, Registered Midwife. The Registered midwife is a credentialed member of the NTHSSA practitioner staff with privileges granted and maintained in accordance with the NTHSSA Medical and Professional Bylaws. The Registered Midwife reports to the Area Medical Director for clinical management as described in the Bylaws, and is guided and supported in professional practice by the territorial clinical lead for women and children’s health and midwifery.

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 individual must maintain mandatory certifications as identified in the Continuing Competency Program for Registered Midwives in the NWT, including Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, Fetal Health Surveillance, and Emergency Obstetrical Skills. Additional requirements include Standard First Aid, CPR (Level C) and a valid class 4 drivers license.



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Term Position

This job opening is for a six month term position: May 15, 2019 - November 28, 2019


Eligible for current registration with the Registrar of Professional Licensing, with the Department of Health and Social Services, GNWT is mandatory for this position. 

Eligible for appointment to the Professional Staff including the following mandatory certifications: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR), Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, Fetal Health Surveillance, and Emergency Obstetrical Skills (ESW, ALARM, or MoreOB). Additional requirements include a valid class 4 driver’s license.
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Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 4 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $51.29 per hour, approximately $100,015. per annum (Salary is adjusted to years of experience and would reflect a higher wage based on individual experience) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,180.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16429     

Closing Date: Open until Filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298