This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2023. With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.
Reporting to the Director Health Programs, the Regional Manager Maternal Newborn Health services position is critical to the effective and ongoing delivery of the Maternal/Newborn Health Services in the Region. The Regional Manager has the responsibility to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained and delivered through her ongoing appraisal of standards and guidelines and the adherence to same.
Key responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include:
Effective leadership in the delivery of the Maternal/Newborn Health Services;
Supervision of midwives and other members of the Maternal Newborn Health Services Team in the region;
Education and support to midwives, maternity care workers and community health nurses providing pre/postnatal care to women in the assigned Region.
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 or Registration with a Canadian College of Midwives or recognized midwifery body and with the Nunavut Midwifery Registration Committee or 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 five (5) years of full-time practice as a registered midwife with experience in remote areas and cross-cultural work settings and two (2) years of supervisory experience are required.
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a mandatory condition of employment. Submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination with your application.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.
Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Nunavutnurses@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce; therefore, priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
- Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered.
- Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check.
- Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
- The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application.