Core Midwife

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) in Maryborough, Victoria is looking for enthusiastic and motivated midwives to join our acute services team. Your commitment to quality nursing and maternity care in a rural setting will make you perfect for this role.
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/21135
Closing Date: 17-Dec-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Core Staff Midwife Sept 2021.pdf (PDF, 441KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Samantha McLean or on 5461 0333

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Registered Midwife

Core Staff Midwife

Permanent Part Time or Full Time

Classification: Registered Grade 2 Midwife

Award: Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 and its successor.

Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) in Maryborough, Victoria is looking for enthusiastic and motivated midwives to join our acute services team. Your commitment to quality nursing and maternity care in a rural setting will make you perfect for this role. 

This is your opportunity to join our team at the beginning of an exciting journey for the health service and our local community. The MoC was implemented in May 2022, following approval from the MDHS Board of Management and the completion of a formal industrial process.

At MDHS core staff midwives will work with and support our broader maternity services team. You will be rostered as part of the acute services ward roster and have the opportunity to work across both nursing and midwifery roles. 

Our maternity services team is led by a consultant obstetrician and a Maternity Services Coordinator. We have two General Practice Obstetricians that work on a rotating roster. MDHS is geographically located approximately half way between the regional centres of Ballarat and Bendigo. We have excellent collaborative relationships with these higher level health services, which facilitate shared pregnancy care for higher risk women closer to home.

Maryborough really is the perfect location for any midwife wanting to work across the full scope of midwifery practice, with a varied patient load and fantastic opportunities for professional growth. Strong relationships with higher level regional services mean that you are able to maintain skills by continual exposure to higher acuity settings, while being based in a small, low risk service.

The rural location provides the perfect setting for down time away from work, and is easy commuting distance from regional centres and Melbourne.

Expressions of interest are sought for midwives wanting to join our existing acute services team and work on our Amherst ward as rostered core midwives .

Core midwife positions are offered at 0.4-1.0 FTE and will be rostered as part of the general acute roster and work across both areas.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Excellent communication skills- both verbally and written
  • Woman-centred care, with excellent relationship building skills
  • Great organisational skills with particular respect to time management
  • Basic Life Support Certificate

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Nurses and Midwifes EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centred of Inspired Learning and Simulation Lab.


Qualifications / Experience

  1. Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a nurse and midwife
  2. Post registration experience in Midwifery.
  3. Current FSEP Level 2 or 3
  4. Evidence of recent neonatal resuscitation competency.

Specialist Expertise

  1. Demonstrated ability to contribute and practise collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, visitors and staff at all levels within the organisation.
  3. Demonstrated written and computer skills at the level required to fulfil the role.
  4. Demonstrated evidence of commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice

Personal Qualities

  1. Demonstrated organisational skills particularly with respect to time management.
  2. Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  3. A desire and ability to embrace change.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to consumer centered care.

For further information, please contact Samantha Mclean via or on 03 5461 0333.

  • Applications for this position close on Sunday 17th December 2023. 
  • Covering Letter
  • Resume
  • Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.


Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

Other positions available include:

Midwifery Group Practice Midwife


MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

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