Registered Midwife

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The city’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1753423
Closing Date: 10-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Lisa Pickford or Clare Rea
(03) 5564 4340

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) provides pregnancy, intrapartum and postnatal care to over 750 high and low risk pregnancies per annum. The Maternity Unit has 4 Birthing Suites, 12 Antenatal and Postnatal rooms and 6 Special Care Nursery cots and offers a comprehensive range of services to support women and their families.

In the role of Registered Midwife you will plan, implement, evaluate and maintain a high standard of midwifery care to achieve desired clinical outcomes. Simultaneously recognising the needs and acknowledging the culture, values and dignity of all patients and their families. You will empower all people and their families within a service that embraces both continuity of philosophy and consistency of advice and information. You will provide direct patient care through a consumer centred approach and within scope of practice.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated team who take pride in providing high quality service and great care.

This position is permanent part time (up to 64 hours per fortnight).

Benefits working as a Midwife at South West Healthcare:

  • Increase autonomy with your work as a Midwife at SWH, ability to increase your clinical skills in performing ARMs, attaching FSE and IV cannulation;
  • We have 3 days a week of clinical support and education and training, allowing for clinical support for your practise and ensuring you are up to date with education and training;
  • Ability to work across your scope of practise;
  • All care is based on evidence based guidelines;
  • Flexible rostering;
  • SWH is a training hospital for Medical and Midwifery Staff which in turn, maintains a standard of care;
  • There is an ability to apply for your Clinical Midwifery Specialist qualification, once eligible and meet the requirements for this.

What you bring

  • The successful applicant must be able to work across the scope of the midwifery practice, which includes birthing suite, antenatal, postnatal and special care nurseries.
  • A demonstrated competency in clinical practice and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels is essential for this role.
  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing education and professional development will be highly regarded.
  • Applicants must have registration with AHPRA as a Registered Midwife and hold relevant post graduate qualifications.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • Ongoing clinical supervision;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment.

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 10 December 2023. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 with the appropriate classification of Registered Nurse Grade 2 $69,253.60 - $95378.40 per annum pro rata.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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