*Flexible Start Dates*

The Smithers Maternity Collaborative is seeking a Registered Midwife to join our collaborative maternity care practice in the lovely Bulkley Valley.  Linked with the newly forming Bulkley Valley Witset Primary Care Network (PCN), our wonderful team includes a Midwife and Family Physicians with planned expansion to include perinatal nursing supports.  Through the PCN, maternity patients will also have access to other allied health care providers such as a dietitian, psychologist, physiotherapist, and pharmacist. 

As the Registered Midwife you will have the ability to meet all of the midwifery requirements in the community, ie Peer Review, Continuing Competencies and Continuing Professional Development, regular group skills drills and Emergency sessions, occasional specialty programs such as ACORN and POCUS certification.

Bulkley Valley District Hospital has cesarean section capability, 3 GP surgeons, 3 GP anesthetists, and the MOREob Program.   The hospital has 4 birthing rooms and a designated waterbirthing tub.   The region has an overall homebirth rate of 8.6%

Come and practice in an exceptionally friendly and supportive practice where work-life balance is a priority!  Smithers, situated in the heart of the Bulkley Valley, offers everything needed to balance an exciting, rewarding and innovative career at the forefront of change and renewal with unending leisure, recreation and adventure opportunities.  Smithers is a welcoming friendly, artsy, and affordable alpine style community where old and young feel equally at home.   Terrific health care colleagues, and affordable housing surrounded by pristine snow-capped mountains and twin waterfalls makes Smithers a perfect place to practice as a Registered Midwife.  It is not only visitors who return to stay and find a job opportunity, but also children who have grown up in Smithers tend to be “homing pigeons”! That in itself vouches for the integrity of Smithers.

Explore the beauty and activities our stunning Valley has to offer:

  • Fly directly to Smithers, the airport is 4 km from downtown
  • Enjoy a myriad backcountry hiking and mountain biking trails, where you just might stumble upon an open-air piano inviting you to the keyboard…
  • Endless swimming, canoeing, white water rafting and fishing opportunities beg a visit on stunning lakes and rivers
  • Visit our museum and library, numerous galleries, unique little shops and quaint restaurants, artisan beer breweries, outdoor bakeries too, or meet friends after work at one of our buzzing street cafés
  • Drop in at one of the Spa’s, Fitness studios, Yoga, ballet and dancing classes, or do you have a yen for violin, guitar or piano lessons?  It’s all here in Smithers!
  • Famous 3 day Mid Summer Music Festival, with international, national as well as local artists performing
  • Bulkley Valley’s Fall Fair is coming up soon, with all it has to offer
  • Participate in a soccer, volleyball, or martial arts team
  • Come play our inviting yet challenging 18 hole Golf Course
  • Two ice rinks
  • An indoor heated swimming pool, climbing wall, squash courts, several gyms add to the variety
  • In our winter season, this very same summer paradise changes to a Winter-Wonderland – the powdery ski runs of Hudson Bay Mountain [just 30 minutes from town] have been described by some visiting celebrities as ‘the best kept secret” in Canada 
  • Try ice fishing the lakes hiking, and x-country skiing or snowmobiling on the never-ending number of trails…
  • Shopaholics are well catered for by way of specialty- as well as fashion stores
  • Smithers boasts several schools, faith communities as well as Coast Mountain College
  • Join our local Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice for networking opportunities with regional and local health care providers

We are just waiting to welcome you to our lovely Valley and offer our assistance as far as possible in helping you to relocate, transition and become a treasured member of our  community!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

The Smithers Maternity Collaborative supports measures to eliminate discrimination and to reverse the historic underrepresentation of Indigenous peoples, members of racialized minority groups, persons with disabilities, women and persons belonging to sexual orientation and/or gender identity sexual orientation minority groups within its workforce.

The Smithers Maternity Collaborative acknowledges with the deepest respect that we live and work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the:

  • Burns Lake Band Nation
  • Cheslatta Carrier Nation
  • Gitxsan Nation including the communities of Kispiox, Sik-e-dakh, Gitsegukla, Gitwangak, Gitanmaax and Gitanyow, Lake Babine Nation,
  • Wet’suwet’en Nation including the communities of Hagwilget, Witset, Browman Lake, Skin Tyee, and Nee Tahi Buhn.

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