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Position Details
Reference Number 421558
Position Title Registered Midwife
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 24/12/2017)
Entity Southern NSW Local Health District
Geographical Location Queanbeyan
Advertised Award/Classification Nurses and Midwives/Registered Midwife
Salary $30.81 - $43.26
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The registered midwife is responsible and accountable for the provision of woman centred, evidence-based midwifery care and is expected to embrace practice development principles in partnership with women and families in the delivery of that care.

 

Care will be provided in a quality framework and promote positive birthing outcomes. The midwife will assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care in collaboration with women, families and the multidisciplinary health care team using a contemporary midwifery model.  

 

Care will be planned giving consideration to ethnicity, culture, gender, spiritual values, sexuality, age, disability and economic and social factors in consultation with the woman and family as all or any of these may impact on the mothers and baby’s health journey.

 

The midwife must show leadership in the coordination and delivery of health counselling and education to woman, family and community, inclusive of pregnancy care education and enabling new parents towards parenthood. This will include appropriate referral to, consultation with, other relevant health professionals, service providers, and community and support services.

 

The Midwife will embrace change and will provide supervision and support for less experienced clinicians or students. Will maintain their professional development and work within mandated directives, standards, policies and procedures of the Health Service. 

 

All registered midwives working in SNSWLHD will practice under the “Code of

Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia” and meet the  National Competency

Standards for the registered Midwife

 

This is a Temporary Full-Time position, working 38 hours per week until 24 December 2017, and classified as Registered Midwife. This position is located in Queanbeyan which belongs to Southern NSW Local Health District.  

 

Australian Citizen/Resident or Independently, Legally Able to Live/Work in Australia

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see www.immi.gov.au

Selection Criteria 1. Registered Midwives with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA

2. Demonstrated competencies in and knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in caring for a woman and her baby during pregnancy labour, birth and postpartum period

3. Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team in a rural health setting

4. Knowledge of and ability to work within a woman centered framework for maternity care with a willingness to show leadership and embrace change in the coordination and provision of midwifery care

5. Demonstrated commitment to professional development, evidence based practice and an understanding of recent contemporary changes in models of midwifery care
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Amanda Sibley
Contact Number 0261507191
Contact Email Amanda.Sibley@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 22/10/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view