Specialty Midwife

Role and Facility Information

Island Health’s Division of Midwifery is looking to expand its 35 members practicing in greater Victoria to include a full-time registered Midwife to serve the Sooke area.

Victoria Midwives are currently involved in 32% of the total births in the Capital Region and the home birth rate is approximately 15%. Midwives have admitting privileges at the Victoria General Hospital, a medium sized tertiary care center for Vancouver Island, which has approximately 3,000 deliveries per year.

The GEO 4 Division of Midwifery, in the Department of Maternity Care & Pediatrics, is well-integrated within the Island Health Authority medical staff structure. Midwives are active members of the multi-disciplinary perinatal care teams and have been instrumental in affecting how maternity care services are delivered in the region.

Midwives in B.C. are required to practice in both the home and hospital settings. They are independent practitioners with their own practices in the community.

The successful applicant must be eligible to obtain full licensure with the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives and demonstrate suitable experience and training. Midwives who self-identify as BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.

Start Date

As soon as possible.

Community Information

Sooke is a picturesque, seaside town on the south-western shores of Vancouver Island. There are a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking and hiking, as well as top-rated restaurants, world-renowned accommodations, and a vibrant arts community. Located only a 60 minute drive from the inner harbor of Victoria.

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Sooke

A short drive from Victoria, Sooke is known for its mild weather which allows residents to take advantage of all that the community has to offer. From horseback riding to sailing in the waters of the Sooke Basin, residents enjoy the casual lifestyle of a rural setting and the benefits of a nearby urban city.

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