Covid-19 Pandemic Surge Planning Support - Hospitalist / Midwife

Hospital Hamilton St Josephs Health care Center Hamilton

Covid-19 Pandemic Surge Planning Support - Hospitalist / Midwife

Posting #:14902 Location:Charlton Campus

Position Details

Openings Remaining:1 Time of Day:Days, Evenings, Weekends, HolidaysReg/Temp/Casual:Temporary Shift Length:Full/Part Time:Part Time Department:Women’s and Infants’ ProgramUnion:Non-Union Open Date:Hours of Work:Rotating Shifts & Extended Hours Closing Date:


Temporary assignment for approximately 12 weeks

The Hospitalist Midwife will deliver full scope midwifery care as part of a multi-disciplinary team on Birthing and Mother Baby while working collaboratively with attending physicians.
You are a strong, strategic leader with exceptional relationship building and interpersonal skills. You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills. You have vision, flexibility, transparency, honesty and practicality. You support the patient experience, your colleagues and cultural and spiritual beliefs of others. You encompass SJHH core values

• Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario
• Post graduate certificate in surgical first assist for caesarean birth completed or in progress 
• Masters level degree in midwifery, education or other appropriate program completed, in progress or plan for undertaking is preferred (Or relevant clinical experience including clinical teaching)
• Minimum 5 to 10 years 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 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 woman 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 record with the ability to maintain this same standard

• The Hospitalist Midwife is responsible for the day to day clinical support of the SJHH Birthing, Mother Baby Units and Baby Assessment Center in the care and management of low risk obstetrical and newborn patients.
• Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care, including but not limited to prioritizing client needs (antepartum, admission and discharge timing, conducting well baby assessments, 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.
• 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.
• Provide backup, support and relief to community RM
• Provide clinical obstetrical coverage for LOW RISK maternity centre (MC) patients if staffing shortages due to COVID 19
• Provide Independent Double Check for midwives
• Provide surge support to physicians to conduct deliveries
• Provide coverage of the Triage unit and independently discharge patients when possible within scope
• Following consultation with the obstetrician Insert foley catheters for cervical ripening
• Following consultation with the obstetrician start IOL as requested by community RM based on acuity of the unit
• Provide support to community midwives to facilitate patient discharge from the Birthing Unit within 4-6 hours of birth
• Provide support to physicians to facilitate early discharge, including newborn History and Physical if NCR physician not available.
• Provide advice, assessment and facilitate physician consult and/or transfer of care with community RM
• Discharge of clients from Birthing or Mother Baby in absence of community midwife or Medical Staff
• Narcotic counts in all areas in collaboration with staff

rotating shifts and extended hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays




St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people.

Applications must be received online by 12:00 midnight on the Closing Date - late applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SJHH is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process - please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.

We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of SJHH.

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