2+ year contract
Remote working opportunity with travel requirement throughout Nunavut
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
About the Government of Nunavut
The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2022. 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, and opportunities for training and career advancement.
About the Role
The Chief Midwifery Officer (CMO) is a senior leadership role within the Department of Health, reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of Operations while receiving functional guidance from the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer (CNMO). The CMO oversees the planning, implementation, and monitoring of sexual and reproductive health and neonatal and maternal care services across the territory. They provide strategic leadership to ensure equitable access to culturally sensitive and high-quality care. The CMO holds signing authority for clinical and administrative policies related to midwifery and neonatal care and offers expertise on standards for nurses providing prenatal, postpartum, and neonatal care. Additionally, the CMO manages the midwifery workforce, focusing on policy, education, recruitment, and retention, and advises on healthcare services design and delivery in the territory.
The Chief Midwifery Officer (CMO) wields substantial influence within Nunavut's healthcare system. The role entails offering executive leadership, expertise, and strategic guidance to government bodies at various levels, with a primary focus on continuous quality improvement and risk management. This is critical to ensuring equitable access to high-quality care for all Nunavummiut. The CMO leads the development and implementation of a territorial midwifery strategy and advises senior health officials on midwifery service design, delivery, and utilization, impacting inter and intra-departmental divisions and regional operations while fostering improvements in patient experiences. The CMO collaborates closely with midwives, nurses, and various stakeholders to enhance healthcare excellence and drive positive health outcomes. Additionally, the role encompasses managing and leading the territorial midwifery program, including policy development, competency maintenance, resource allocation, education, research, recruitment, and retention, all while ensuring alignment with Inuit Societal Values in maternal/newborn care.
Leadership Responsibilities and Objectives
Education and Other Requirements
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.
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Application Deadline: March 7, 2024
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