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Hospitalist Midwife, Alongside Midwifery Unit -Full Time Temporary (approx. 6 months) – Markham site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 23, 2023.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.

Forbes Canada Honouree

We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2022. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI. https://www.oakvalleyhealth.ca/about-us/equity-diversity-and-inclusion

Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills

What we are looking for:

The Hospitalist Midwife is responsible for the day to day clinical running of the AMU unit, including but not limited to prioritizing client needs, admission and discharge timing, communication with community midwives, consultants and other members of the healthcare team, supporting learners, planning for emergencies, reviewing outcomes, teaching, mentoring and providing support to the midwifery team and learners. The Hospitalist midwife has an important role to play on the AMU with respect to leadership and change management and will support the strategic directions set by the Governance Council and the Director. The Hospitalist Midwife communicates and facilitates communication with the other members of the interprofessional team to execute the best plan of care for each client. The Hospitalist Midwife provides assistance to Labour and Delivery in various capacities, including but not limited to, surgical assist, stepping in to the physician role when needed, and providing support to nursing staff.

What you bring to the role:

  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of midwives
  • Post graduate certificate in surgical first assist for caesarean birth completed or in progress
  • Masters level degree in midwifery, education or other appropriate program preferred, in progress or plan for undertaking is preferred
  • Minimum 5 of recent experience as a midwife working in a full scope hospital setting
  • Minimum 5 years as a Clinical preceptor to midwifery students
  • Demonstrated role as a coach, resource and role model to junior midwives and learners
  • Excellent physical assessment skills
  • Proficient computer and writing skills
  • Familiar with professional and hospital standards, guidelines and procedures
  • Demonstrated commitment to a client friendly /family centered care environment
  • Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional team as well as independently
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and teaching skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize
  • Experience in leading organization and team change
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development, continuing education and leadership experience
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with organization related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required

Compensation:

Band C: $51.58 – $64.51 per hour

Work Schedule:

The successful candidate would be required to work 12 hour days, evenings and weekend and holidays. Please note schedules may change due to operational needs.

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.