• Early Discharge Coordinator Midwife, Early Discharge Program ... Markham
  • Oak Valley Health in Markham, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

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.

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:

This community midwife position will support early discharge from the Alongside Midwifery Unit program and the Childbirth and Children’s Services program... by providing the following services:
• Daily coordination with midwives, obstetricians, family medicine, paediatrics and nursing to identify and coordinate early discharge planning as soon after birth as possible.
• Facilitating patient teaching and discharge planning care.
• Providing virtual on call advice and care for families at home post discharge.
• Providing home visits for family post discharge, ensuring safe, high quality follow up for hospital, clinic, or office visits, for newborn screening, jaundice screening and CCHD screening.
• To step in and provide relief for sick colleagues and colleagues who are needing to self-isolate or quarantine.
• To provide gaps in service needs to our partners and patients on the obstetrical unit, for example stepping into the primary care role, supportive care in labour, assisting at codes, assisting at caesarean sections, assisting with postpartum discharge planning and teaching.

What you bring to the role:
• Current Certificate of Registration with the College of midwives
• 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 people 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

Work Schedule:

The successful candidate would be required to work 8 hour days, evenings and weekend and holidays. Please note schedules may change due to operational needs.


$63.86 per hour

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 468,000 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 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 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 and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. 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.

We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI
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