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November 2016 Newsletter Posted

CMBC has published the November 2016 Newsletter. You can view it here:
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

In this newsletter you will find insight into the Inquiry process through a sample complaint, an update on Online Renewal of Registration, information on CMBC’s holiday closures, dates for Second Birth Attendant and Specialized Practice Certification renewal, a recap of the 2016 AGM, an updated list of who to contact at CMBC and more!

Seeking a QA and Clinical Practice Director

CMBC seeks a part-time QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CLINICAL POLICY DIRECTOR

The College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) www.cmbc.bc.ca invites applications for a Quality Assurance and Clinical Practice Policy Director. The person selected for this .5 FTE position will start November 1, 2016, working directly with the Registrar/Executive Director and two key College committees, Quality Assurance and Standards of Practice, on a variety of policy initiatives and program activities that affect the midwifery profession.

This position is responsible for managing CMBC’s Quality Assurance Program, the process for Certification in Specialized Practice, and for providing staff support to the committees and board to ensure that the CMBC’s standards, policies and guidelines related to clinical practice are regularly reviewed and kept up-to-date, working within the CMBC’s legislated mandate under the Health Professions Act. The successful candidate will also have a role in member communications, responding to inquiries regarding quality assurance, scope of practice and clinical practice issues.

The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills; superior research and writing skills; be detail and deadline focused; and have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with committees and a cohesive staff team. The successful candidate will likely be a Registered Midwife with policy development experience and a solid understanding of health policy for a regulatory environment; or an individual with a policy background who has knowledge of the midwifery profession in Canada, and familiarity with the health regulatory environment, the British Columbia health system and maternal newborn care in Canada.

Up-to-date knowledge of current midwifery practice standards and evidence-informed practice in maternity care will be needed to work in this position, as well as proficiency working in Word, Excel and Outlook. The individual should be familiar with the current standards and policies of the CMBC. Please contact the Registrar, Louise Aerts, at registrar@cmbc.bc.ca to request a complete job description.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and resume, in one file, to CMBC’s Registrar & Executive Director, Louise Aerts, by email – registrar@cmbc.bc.ca with the position as the subject line by Monday, September 26, 2016.

Photo Search!

Do you have any amazing pictures from your pregnancy, labour, birth, and/or first few weeks of baby bliss? The College of Midwives (CMBC) is always looking for wonderful pictures that capture the essence of midwifery to use in our publications. Your pictures could be included on our website, in our newsletters, and/or annual report.

If you would like to share your pictures – please send your photo(s) along with your consent to have the photo used to information at cmbc.bc.ca. Please also include the photo credit if you would like the photographer acknowledged. No names will be used with the photos (except for the photo credits if included).

While kind of a blury shot – this one makes me smile none the less. This is one of my boys – minutes old and tired already!

Aiden minutes

 

Proposed Regulation Amendments

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to the Midwives Regulation.

The proposed amendments will do the following:

  • In addition to medical practitioners, specify that nurse practitioners may prescribe certain controlled drugs and substances that a midwife can compound, dispense and administer;
  • Enable midwives to autonomously prescribe, compound, dispense, or administer three new categories of drugs for specific purposes:
    • anti-coagulants for prophylaxis or treatment of thrombosis;
    • benzodiazepines for therapeutic rest in prodromal labour or short term management of excessive anxiety in the postpartum period; and
    • narcotics for pain relief in labour or the postpartum period.
  • Require that a midwife be certified by the College before they can prescribe anti-coagulants, benzodiazepines, and narcotics, for the purpose prescribed in the regulation.

The notice period that is required by the Health Professions Act before the proposed regulation amendments can be brought into force will begin June 28, 2016 and end 90 days later.

Further details on these changes can be found on the Ministry of Health website at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/professional-regulation/midwifery.

The Ministry requests that any comments on these proposed regulation amendments be submitted no later than September 26, 2016.

Please submit comments by email only to:

proregadmin@gov.bc.ca
Professional Regulation and Oversight Branch
Health Sector Workforce Division
Ministry of Health
1515 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC

March 2016 Newsletter Posted

The CMBC has published the March 2016 Newsletter. You can view it here:
MARCH NEWSLETTER

In this newsletter you will find an interview with a registrant sharing about Specialized PracticeMarch Newsletter Certification, FAQs from the renewal process, dates for an upcoming acupuncture course, an inquiry case study, a call for committee members, information about your Registration Certificate, Peer Case Review tips, a random practice review tool on privacy, and more!

Online Renewal of Registration Launches Soon

Registrants please keep your eyes on your inboxes in the coming weeks for notices from the College regarding online renewal of registration. We are working hard with our developers to create an online renewal process that will be more efficient and effective for you as well as obtain all the necessary information required by the College. We are planning to open renewal registration in the 3rd week of January and this will start with an email from the College letting you know where to go and how to create an account. Stay tuned …

A New Year and a new website!

Although the regulation of midwifery and the creation of the College of Midwives of BC is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the College has never had a logo. We are very excited to introduce this new website and new look to our registrants and the public. We have worked to design a responsive website which can be viewed from any platform or device that is simple to navigate and organized in its design. As always, we welcome feedback on the new site and the information provided – please send to information@cmbc.bc.ca