5 x Maternal and Child Health Line Nurse

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: MCH Nur 4B
Work Location: Remote
Reference: VG/1794287
Closing Date: 29-May-2024
Salary Range: $105,418 - $109,301
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MCH Line Nurse Position Description 2024.pdf (PDF, 105KB)
Job Specification

MCH Line Nurse Position Description 2024.docx (Word, 141KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Susan Bell

Position Details

Mandatory:  Meets the qualification requirements for a maternal and child health nurse set out in Section 4 of the MCH Service Guidelines (DHHS 2019) including 

Holding current registration with AHPRA as:

  • a Registered Nurse (Division 1)
  • a Registered Midwife, and
  • in addition to the above registrations, hold an accredited postgraduate degree/diploma (or equivalent) in maternal and child health nursing.

About the role:

  •  5 x Nurse 4B roles/ salary $109,301 + penalties
  • Ongoing Part time- 36 hours per fortnight, working a 24 hour roster.
  • Hybrid/Melbourne CBD /working from home 

Maternal and Child Health line is a 24-hour telephone service supporting Victorian families with children's health and development from pregnancy to starting school

Maternal and Child Health Line operates as a component of the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service. The Maternal and Child Health Line nurses actively listen and respond to the immediate concerns of callers utilising evidence-based practice by providing quality guidance, information, support, counselling, and referral to Maternal and Child Health and other agencies.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate:

Operating at Nurse 4B, you will:

  • Provide a quality, professional 24 hour maternal and child health telephone service to promote and support the health and wellbeing of families and young children from birth to starting school.
  • Be proficient in professional maternal and child health nursing practices and procedures. Have an understanding of contemporary and social issues facing families and the resources available within the community for addressing these issues.
  • Have a sound knowledge of evidence informed sleep and settling practices.
  • Promote and actively link families to Universal Maternal and Child Health services and other locally based support services for families.
  • Work co-operatively with team members, managers and stakeholders.
  • Keep accurate and complete records in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Maternal and Child Health nursing. An ability to utilise evidence informed Maternal and Child Health practice.
  • An ability to engage with families, identify issues and provide an appropriate response.
  • Problem solving: highly developed analytical and conceptual skills. Seeks all relevant information, analyses issues from different perspectives; identifies and proposes workable solutions to complex client and service delivery issues.
  • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to listen effectively and respond in a non-judgemental manner.
  • Computer skills: Competent in the use of common software applications for word processing and email. Accurate data collection.
  • Self-management: Demonstrated time management and organisational skills. Ability to work as an independent practitioner with minimal supervision. Invites feedback on own behaviour and impact; uses new knowledge or information about self to build a broader understanding of own behaviour and the impact it has on others; understands strong emotional reactions and seeks ways to more effectively.

To learn more please view the Position Description

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at inclusion@health.vic.gov.au. Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

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