Site Cherry Blossom Midwives
Currently, this area is served by one midwifery practice. The successful applicant(s) will need to contract with the midwifery practice operating within the geographic area.
Cherry Blossom Midwives is an established practice with a team of two Registered Midwives. The practice pioneered midwifery services in the area, caring for families in the area and many surrounding communities. Further information about this practice can be found on our website.
Families in the area value midwifery care and physiologic birth; there are many large families and upon hire the successful applicant will have access to a part-time or full-time caseload if they desire. We are fortunate to support primarily normal, low-risk births and a high home birth rate with community demand for midwives that far surpasses resources.
We also have an excellent relationship with the local hospital where midwives are integrated within the interprofessional team. The nursing staff assist to provide care for our clients during labour, birth and postpartum.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
This position will provide midwifery services to clients in the South Zone in the Taber and surrounding areas.
RMs are not employees of AHS, but contracted providers who are granted an AHS Appointment and Clinical Privileges in the geographic area where they practice.
Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
– Reside in the community of Taber or surrounding area
– Provide midwifery services within the community of Taber and surrounding areas
– Contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities
– Contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned
– Work collaboratively as part of the maternal care team in the community of Taber
This role requires applicant to be eligible for registration with the College of Midwives of Alberta (CMA). Prior to beginning practice in the community, the successful candidate will require a valid Practice Permit from the CMA, and hold appropriate liability insurance.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate(s) is found.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
About Taber, Alberta
Taber is a dynamic farming community of about 8500 nestled in the Southern Alberta prairies with low cost of living, quick commutes & a quiet pace compared to urban practice. Taber provides access to most amenities desired, and the city of Lethbridge is also only 35 minutes away for more resources. There are many services for families including sports, activities, fitness centers, large swimming pool, walking paths, a golf course & camping, as well as excellent schools with small class sizes and dedicated teachers. Located approximately 2 hours from the Rocky Mountains and 2.5 hours from Calgary, travel for day trips, hiking, skiing etc. is within easy reach.
There is a wide farming and ranching population and this practice serves many of the small towns and villages in the area beyond the town limits.
Registered Midwives practicing in Taber are part of the maternal care team and have Clinical Privileges at the Taber Health Centre. Additionally, Registered Midwives have privileges at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB.
The Taber Health Centre is the main hospital for the town and many surrounding areas. The facility is incredibly supportive of midwives and their clients, most recently implementing water immersion/ waterbirth. THC provides on-call surgical and anesthesia services.
Remuneration for midwifery services is funded through AHS, with a MARP agreement there is an opportunity for funding for relocation costs.
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