Clinical Educator - Maternity

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Department: West Gippsland Health Group
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - Baw Baw
Reference: VG/1315028
Closing Date: 22-Jan-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: Until
Attachments: PD Clinical Educator Maternity.pdf (PDF, 160KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sheree Wells, L&D Manager
03 5623 0832

Position Details

Clinical Educator – Maternity
Learning & Development

Registered Nurse Grade 4

Part Time – 28 hours per week, fixed term until 8 April 2018


Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced Registered Midwives for this position. The successful applicant will contribute to ensuring the delivery of quality care and services through the provision of appropriate clinical education and support for staff.  The person we seek will be able to demonstrate suitable general midwifery experience, a recognised qualification and proven record in clinical education, enthusiasm for teaching, clinical credibility, commitment to quality, ability to manage change and willingness to accept a challenge.

Responsibilities may include: supervision of undergraduate student midwives/nurses, graduate midwives/nurses and newly appointed staff, involvement in the nursing orientation program and in-service education programs, education program development and review, and clinical support in the acute ward areas, across the Midwifery & Gynaecology department. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to be self-directed, motivated and innovative and be able to work collaboratively within the Education team. The minimum requirement is Cert IV in Training and Assessment (or working towards) and experience in clinical teaching. Working towards, or intending to work towards a higher qualification in clinical education would be advantageous. While this position is currently advertised as a fixed term opportunity, there may be scope for permanent hours as unit needs are further assessed.

Requirements include:

  • Current registration as a Registered Midwife (ideal candidate will be dual registered)
  • Minimum of five years post registration clinical experience.
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (or working towards this)
  • A background in the acute area
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and organisational skills including:
    • Effective communication and problem solving skills.
    • Preparedness to appropriately confront issues.
    • Ability to motivate others, either as individuals or groups.
    • Ability to plan, organise and direct the activities of others.

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks and a National Police History check. This position also requires a valid Working with Children Check. This organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments. The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Further details and how to apply        

You can view details for this role and submit your application online via our website - under the Employment section.  For further information regarding the above position available, contact  Sheree Wells, Manager Learning & Development on 03 5623 0832 or by email  Applications should be lodged online, including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria and resume.


Applications for this position close 22nd January 2018.

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