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Registered Midwife

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2G 2G4

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 10596
Location: Eastern Zone, St. Martha's Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 50016647 W&C Midwife Program
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Management/Non Union 

Posting Closing Date: 30-Aug-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.


Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.


Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Job Information

This is a repost.  If you have already applied to this position (Requisition 10596), you do not need to reapply.



Registered Midwives (RMs) are health professionals who are responsible for the provision of safe, flexible primary care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period. As primary care providers RMs may be the first point of entry to maternity services, and are fully responsible for clinical decisions and the management of care within their scope of practice.


The RM provides care to women and newborns in a variety of settings such as in the client’s home, in community clinics and in hospitals in accordance with the Midwifery Model of Practice and the Standards of the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia. 


The RM provides care to the woman and her newborn until approximately six weeks postpartum and facilitates continuity of access to care beyond the childbearing year, when necessary, through communication with other care providers or services.

The RM exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the professional practice legislation and the Mission, Vision, Strategic Direction, and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization. The RM provides the complete course of low-risk prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care, including physical examinations, screening and diagnostic tests, the assessment of risk and abnormal conditions, and the conduct of normal vaginal deliveries. RMs work in collaboration with other health professionals and consult with or refer to medical specialists as appropriate. The midwifery model of care promotes normal birth, enables women to make informed choices, and provides continuity of care and support throughout the childbearing experience. RMs attend births in hospitals, and at home.



* Baccalaureate degree from a Canadian university midwifery education program; OR has educational qualifications equivalent to the aforementioned degree and be entitled to become a registrant of the MRCNS (Midwifery Act 2009).
* Active practicing license from the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia (MRCNS).
* Must have access to reliable transportation as travel is a requirement of this position.
* Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) with intubation; Emergency Skills in Obstetrics; and “Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Safe Prescribing for Midwives” is required.
* Proof of ongoing professional development and/or upgrading are required.
* Recent midwifery practice experience that meets the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia standards for currency of practice required for initial/ongoing registration as a clinical practicing Midwife.
* Follows CPS, RCP, SOGC, and MRCNS Guidelines.
* A minimum of 3 years’ post graduate experience working in a team environment.
* Experience working with multicultural and vulnerable populations.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with clients, families, other health care providers and staff, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth.
* Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in crisis situations and to be accountable for decisions.
* Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health.
* The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of Nova Scotia Health Authority.
* The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission and values of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
* Basic computer skills – Microsoft Suite – E-mail – Internet – Meditech.
* Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as lifting and carrying a variety of clinical and birth equipment; working flexible hours according to client needs and service location; traveling within the area under varying weather and environmental conditions.
* Demonstrated excellent attendance in current and previous employment.
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
*Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any additional costs as a condition of employment.


PLEASE NOTE:  Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications.  Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.  Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.  Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.


Hours of Work

* Temporary, full-time position (100%) position; 75 hours biweekly

* Beginning as soon as successful candidate is available; with a duration of September 30, 2019

* Shifts include days, nights, weekends & holidays


Salary Information

$37.3791 - $49.6658 hourly


This vacancy may qualify for incentives based on our operational criteria.  Please ask the recruitment team for more information.







Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs, a as a condition of employment. Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check 
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification 
  • Valid Rregistration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation 
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

Only online applications are accepted.

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