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Position Details
Reference Number 91917
Position Title Outreach Midwifery Service to Yass
Employment Status Temporary Part Time (up to 30/06/2013)
Entity Southern NSW Local Health District
Geographical Location Queanbeyan
Award Classification Public Health System Nurses' & Midwives' (State) Award - Registered Midwife
Salary $54,234.41 - $76,159.84
Hours per Week 16
Number of FTE 0.42
Purpose of Position

The Yass Midwifery Outreach Program midwife is responsible for the provision of woman centered, evidence-based midwifery care and is expected to embrace a practice development philosophy in the provision of that care. The midwife will be expected to establish this service and compile appropriate MSOAP Project reporting.


Care will be provided in a quality framework and promote positive health outcomes. The midwife will assess, plan, implement and evaluate midwifery care in collaboration with individual/s and the multidisciplinary health care team using a contemporary practice 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 as all or any of these may impact on their maternity experience.


The midwife will work autonomously with the support of a multidisciplinary team, show leadership and embrace change in the coordination and provision of women’s care, inclusive of appropriate referral to, and in consultation with, other relevant health professionals, service providers, and the community 


The midwife will assist in the provision of supervision and support for less experienced clinicians or students will maintain their professional development and meet ANMC RM competencies.  Further to this, the midwife will align their professional values and goals and work within mandated directives, standards, policies and procedures of the Health District. 


This is a Temporary Part Time position, working 16 per week untill 30 June 2013 , and classified as Registered Midwife. This position is located in Queanbeyan which belongs to Southern NSW Local Health District.

Selection Criteria 1.Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) together with demonstrated ability to meet the ANMC competencies for the Registered Midwife.

2.Demonstrated competencies in and or knowledge of the complexities and challenges involved in caring for pregnant women

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

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

5.Demonstrated commitment to professional development, evidence based practice and an understanding of recent contemporary changes in midwifery practice

6.Knowledge, understanding and commitment to the principles of Quality, infection control, Work Health and Safety (WHS) and EEO

7.Ability to plan, implement and evaluate a project in partnership with a team

8.Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize technology to connect with adolescent populations.
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 Cathy Carter
Contact Number 0262989245
Contact Email cathy.carter@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 15/08/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view