Island Health

Job Description 

The First Nations Health Authority has a locum position available for a midwife in north Vancouver Island, serving Midwifery clinics in Port Hardy and/or Port McNeill, Kwakwaka’wakw Outreach Program, and in the community.

The components of this role include the provision of clinical midwifery care and non-clinical work including collaborating with Kwakwaka’wakw Maternal Child and Family Health Program.

The midwife will provide comprehensive prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care, in the Mt. Waddington area. The midwife will also ensure that these clinical services are provided in a culturally safe and appropriate way to the local First Nations communities in the north island region. The midwife will share call coverage, 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 the mother and baby, whether the birth is planned to take place locally on the north island or requires a higher level of care at another site on Vancouver Island. The midwife will work collaboratively with other midwives (s) to serve this area.

Additional Information

The position is for ongoing locum coverage beginning July 20, 2023 to August 17, 2023. Consideration will be given to shorter term locums.


Located on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island, the communities of Port McNeill and Port Hardy offer year-round recreational activities in a natural wilderness with large expanses of undeveloped coastline.

The combined population of the communities is approximately 6,800 residents. With regularly scheduled daily flights from Port Hardy, Vancouver is less than an hour away. Combining this with a good highway, you can live and work close to nature, while enjoying ease of access to larger centers.

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