Interior Health is seeking 1 full-time Registered Midwife to provide contracted services in Invermere, a rural community in eastern British Columbia, near the border of Alberta. Maternity services based out of Invermere include the following communities: Windermere, Canal Flats, Shuswap and Akisq’nuk First Nations.
The midwife will provide comprehensive prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care, in Invermere and surrounding communities. The midwife will also ensure that these clinical services are provided in a culturally safe and appropriate way to the local First Nations communities. Call coverage is shared with two other midwives, with at least one midwife on call at any given time. The successful midwife will collaborate with other practitioners to meet the care needs of mother and baby, whether the birth is planned to take place locally or at another site based on the required level of care.
Midwives in B.C. are required to practice in both the home and hospital settings, therefore the successful candidate would be an independent practitioner with their own practice in the community and will be invited to apply for privileges at the Invermere District Hospital, East Kootenay Regional Hospital and Golden District Hospital.
This midwifery opportunity is for somebody wanting to provide clinical care and educational support in a rural and remote setting and for those who have a keen interest in serving a diverse population. The successful applicant must be eligible to obtain full licensure with the B.C. College of Midwives and demonstrate suitable experience and training, current experience in rural/remote obstetrics skills would be an asset.
Invermere is a vibrant community on the northwest shore of Windermere Lake in southeastern British Columbia. With ideal weather conditions on the warm side of the Rockies, it offers year-round access to recreational activities such as boating, hot springs, a variety of golf courses and farmers’ markets, world-class hiking and biking trails, and two mountain ski resorts.
Invermere has a population of approximately 3,917 residents, with around 10,582 residents in the Windermere Local Health Area (LHA). Its location close to the Alberta border and as the hub of the Columbia Valley, lying between Golden to the north and Cranbrook to the south, Invermere is a popular destination for visitors and second home owners.
To apply for this job please visit www.healthmatchbc.org.