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The Inuulitsivik Health Centre, with greater than 950 employees, is part of the Québec fitness and social services community in the Nunavik region. It provides front-line fitness and social services, notably for prevention, evaluation, prognosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support, for the population of about 7 000 folks of the Hudson subregion. Moreover, it provides offerings related to adolescence protection as nicely as the management, on behalf of the Nunavik region, of Ullivik, located in Dorval. The Ullivik’s mission is to get hold of Inuit travelling South to acquire health offerings from participating Montréal hospitals. The Inuit populace is distributed amongst the seven communities along the Hudson Bay coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.
Local and ‘southern’ educated midwives have been providing entire maternity, well-woman and well-baby care to the Inuit communities of the Hudson Bay Coast since 1986. Experienced neighborhood midwives and midwifery students supply services in Inuktitut. Midwifery schooling is based on a community-centered apprenticeship model, which strives to mix both standard and modern approaches of knowing and learning. In the fall of 2008, the Quebec Ministry of Health collectively with the Order of Quebec Midwives (OSFQ) granted recognition to Inuulitisivik’s Midwifery Education Program and its regular learning pathways, imparting full licensure to its graduates. Midwives from across Canada, the United States, Greenland, Scandinavia, France, England, Germany, and the Middle East have participated in the schooling program. The WHO, ICM, CAM, NAHO, and the SOGC have identified Inuulitsivik’s blended midwifery service and training program as an excellent and realistic mannequin for aboriginal and remote communities.
Each village maternity used to be initiated by and continues to take path from the people of its community. Prior to the advent of these services, two generations of women have been separated from their families and despatched to Moose Factory (Ontario) to have their babies with human beings who did not share their language or cultural background. The outcomes of these evacuations were devastating now not only for the families, however for the entire community. Now, most girls on the Hudson Coast give beginning to their babies in their very own communities, their own tradition and language, and with family and friends.
The Inuulitsivik Health Centre Maternity in Puvirnituq has been serving girls and families for over 30 years. It is placed in a wing of the Health Centre and serves its own village populace and that of the smaller villages that do not but have midwives. Puvirnituq midwives also acquire and provide care all through birth for ladies whose medical and social conditions require additional or greater specialized care than can without problems be given in the more faraway villages. The Inukjuak Maternity opened in 1996, and the Salluit maternity began coaching students in 2004. These maternities are located in the CLSC (nursing stations) and serve the women and households of their respective villages. Women who have a normal being pregnant and birth records have the opportunity to continue to be in their village to have their babies.
The reality of a far off northern region requires a large scope of practice in each emergency care and community fitness than in southern midwifery practices. Midwives work in collaboration with medical and nursing personnel and community provider workers.
Working in the North is both difficult and rewarding. It is an opportunity to aid the Inuit community in their efforts to regain autonomy for defining fitness and health care, and to reclaim start as a normal and essential community event.
Must have authorization to work in Canada: citizenship or legitimate work permit;
Eligibility for registration with the OSFQ – reciprocity is available for midwives registered in different Canadian provinces. Unfortunately, new registrant’s from outside of Quebec can’t register with the OSFQ (reciprocity only applies to frequent registrants, without conditions);
Current Obstetric Emergency Skills certification;
Updated Neonatal Resuscitation certification (including intubation);
Autonomy and initiative;
At least 1 12 months of clinical midwifery exercise is preferred;
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